Recent Blogs
March 24, 2015

Cupola Suite Construction Update

Construction of the new Cupola Suites is progressing well.  This week wallpaper and paint in beautiful, bold colors are being applied.           Carleton Varney and the staff from Dorothy Draper and Company are on hand to direct the placement of colors, carpet, drapes and decorations.           &n....Read more
March 11, 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan visits Grand Stables

At the end of Grand Hotel's 2014 season Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan stopped by to do some filming for a video they recently shared. Last summer when BCBSM President and CEO, Daniel J. Loepp visited Mackinac Island he sat in an antique horse-drawn carriage driven by Dave Whiting and Mr. Whiting shared his story of the process he went through acquiring health insurance with the provider. Blue ....Read more
February 20, 2015

Tales from the Head Grand Hotel Painter

Our guest blogger has been working with Grand Hotel for 12 years and is responsible for all of the painting that gets done inside and outside of the hotel all season long, including the off-season when the majority of the work gets done.  He has asked to remain nameless, however if you see a guy with a paint brush this year he may just be the guy. Tales from the Head Grand Hotel Painter Every ....Read more
January 28, 2015

Mackinac Island In Winter

Today's guest blogger is Patrick Conlon, Human Resource Manager at Grand Hotel. During the week Patrick spends his time on Mackinac Island, occasionally commuting to the mainland for meetings and employee recruitment. This is Patrick's story of what is going on during the mild winter we are having on the island.   "Most people never get to experience Mackinac Island in the winter.  The....Read more
January 22, 2015

Legendary Contractor an Example of Professionalism

Today's blog is by Steve Maxwell.  Steve lives on Manitoulin Island, Ontario and visits Mackinac with his wife and family whenever he can. Visit him online at Some contractors rightfully get a bad reputation because they take longer than promised to complete their projects, and they charge more than they say they will, but it doesn’t have to be this way. And to prove the point, I wan....Read more