The Pfister Hotel News



Milwaukee, Wis., May 3, 2013 – The historic Pfister® Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, which is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, has named Molly Snyder its sixth “Pfister Narrator.” In this role, she will spend time in the hotel’s lobby and public spaces, speaking with visitors and guests and sharing their stories on The Pfister’s award-winning blog ( As narrator, Snyder will be posting blog entries at least twice each week over a six-month period.

“I am honored to be the Pfister Narrator,” said Snyder. “The position combines the things that matter to me the most: writing, Milwaukee and human connection.”

Snyder has lived in Milwaukee her entire life. She started keeping a diary when she was four and at age 10 published her first poem, called “The Unicorn,” in the now-defunct Shorewood Herald. Today, she writes less about mythical creatures and more about Milwaukee people and places. She is a senior writer at, where she has worked for the last 12 years. Telling people’s stories is her passion.

Snyder’s articles, essays and creative writings have appeared in many publications, including The Writer, The Sun and USA Today. She is also a radio personality who has regularly contributed to WISN, 102.1FM and WMYX.

Snyder was chosen to serve as narrator based on her writing style, professional experience and personality. She was selected from a pool of qualified applicants by a review panel consisting of local writers, editors and representatives from the hotel. She will be replacing Jenna Kashou, who has been blogging for the hotel since November. Snyder will begin her residency as narrator this week. During her time at the hotel, she will collaborate on a book project with Pfister Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz.

“Molly knows Milwaukee and has a reputation as a brilliant storyteller,” said Cassy Scrima, marketing director for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to her contributions to the blog and know she’ll do a wonderful job of representing The Pfister while sharing the stories of our guests.”

The Pfister’s narrator program and blog have been gaining national attention in the hotel industry. In 2012, the hotel received a Social Hotel Award from HOTELS Magazine, a leading industry publication, in the category of “Best Blog.” The inaugural Social Hotel Award winners were recognized for excellence in social media marketing.

More information about The Pfister Narrator program can be found at Email updates about the program are available at

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About The Pfister Hotel

Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for more than a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style; 2013 will mark the hotel’s 120th year as an icon in Milwaukee. The Pfister Hotel was purchased in 1962 by Ben Marcus, who vowed to renovate the distinguished hotel to its original beauty. Significant renovations were completed and a new 23-story guest room tower was built. In fall 2012, The Marcus Corporation celebrated its 50th year of ownership of the property.

Home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, The Pfister is a AAA Four Diamond property with membership in two of the industry’s leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. More information and updates on the hotel can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter (@PfisterHotel).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historical renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information, please visit and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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