Archived Blogs
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
January 8, 2015

Winter Construction Update

The temperatures have been quite cold, and the snow is beginning to build, but that has not stopped any of our winter construction projects from moving forward. Not only are crews working on the new Cupola Suites, but they are also building a stone wall behind the fountain in the Tea Garden.  The wall will become home to the flower beds that previously ran alongside the fountain.  Giving them a be....Read more
December 18, 2014

Carleton Varney Named 2015 Las Vegas Market Design Icon

Congratulations to our long time friend Carleton Varney on being named the 2015 Las Vegas Market Design Icon.  Carleton Varney is the President of Dorothy Draper & Co., Inc. and has worked closely with the Musser family for more than 35 years in the restoration and design of Grand Hotel's interiors. This past year he worked very closely with the family designing the Musser Suite in tribute to the late....Read more
December 12, 2014

Bringing Grand Hotel Home for the Holidays

Today's guest blogger is long time Grand Hotel guest, Mrs. Rosanne Heddy.  Mrs. Heddy is sharing cherished memories of Mackinac and Grand Hotel, as well as images of her beautiful home and how she decorates to keep a little part of Grand Hotel around all year long. I first visited Grand Hotel many, many years ago as a 12 year old on a family trip.  I was amazed at how GRAND it truly was.  I remem....Read more