Newport Beach, Calif., October 18, 2005 – BirchStreet Systems, Inc. a leading provider of eProcurement solutions to the hospitality industry announced today the selection of its Enterprise Procurement and Financial Control System by Marcus Hotels and Resorts.
“The system will enable us to streamline operations at our properties nationwide and provide us with valuable information to improve our purchasing practices, their pay as you go pricing met our ROI criteria,” said Bruce Hoffmann, Vice President of Finance.
BirchStreet combines “Software delivered as a Service” with key support services tailored to the hospitality industry. The combination results in a lower total cost of ownership compared with the traditional method of buying, maintaining and receiving benefit from enterprise software. Their implementation team knew our business and guided us through a painless implementation process, and they have the best system I’ve seen in the marketplace said Jeff Fisk, Controller at the Grand Geneva Resort, a Marcus Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
About Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Marcus Hotels and Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), owns or manages a distinctive portfolio of 10 hotels and resorts that are leaders in their markets. Six properties are company-owned and operated: the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wis.; Hilton Madison at Monona Terrace, Madison, Wis.; Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wis..; Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, Mo.; and the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis. Managed properties are Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn, North Hollywood, Calif.; Crowne Plaza-Northstar, Minneapolis, Minn.; Hilton Garden Inn-Northwest, Houston, Tex.; Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and Timber Ridge Lodge and Water Park, Lake Geneva, Wis. The company also owns and operates the Marcus Vacation Club at Grand Geneva, Lake Geneva, Wis. New properties are currently under construction in Chicago, Las Vegas and Oklahoma City. For more information, visit www.marcushotels.com.
BirchStreet Systems is a leading provider of e-Procurement solutions to hospitality and restaurant groups. The company’s eProcurement systems is a suite of web-based applications designed to help geographically dispersed organizations leverage their collective buying power and tighten financial controls. Other customers include Marcus Hotels and Resorts and Interstate Hotels and Resorts. For more information, visit www.birchstreet.net or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.