Recent Blogs
May 27, 2015

Hudsonville’s Grand Pecan Ball Ice Cream Returns

Grand Hotel has just announced its third year working with Michigan's Hudsonville Ice Cream since the opening of Grand Hotel's very own Sadie's Ice Cream Parlor. Along with this grand partnership comes a second year of Grand Pecan ice cream!  This year the supply has been doubled-- from 25,000 cartons of Grand Pecan ice cream to 50,000 cartons-- coming to stores in Chicago and all throughout the state....Read more
May 21, 2015

Grand Hotel Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

Grand Hotel Inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site  MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN – 19, May, 2015 – GRAND HOTEL, America’s Summer Place, has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.  The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to es....Read more
May 14, 2015

Shinola at Grand Hotel

For 129 years now, Grand Hotel has been dedicated to embracing the timeless charm of tradition. In the afternoon games  of bocce ball and croquet entertain many in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden while Afternoon Tea is enjoyed in the hotel's Parlor. At dinner, guests dress in their finest. Around the island, horse-drawn carriages escort families and friends through Mackinac Island's beauty. Fu....Read more
May 11, 2015

Arts Weekend – Alumna Art Lecture

Today’s guest blogger is Ann Loveless, alumna (’82) of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters. Ann is a unique quilt artist who captures the beauty of Northern Michigan in her work and was celebrated as the 2013 Art Prize Winner. Ann will be sharing a presentation titled “Landscape Art Quilts” at MSU College of Arts & Letters 21st annual Arts Weekend (June 26-28). L....Read more
May 1, 2015

Welcome to our 129th Season

My family and I, along with close to 700 staff members welcome you to our 129th Season at Grand Hotel. This winter we were busy continuing our Cupola Suites project on the fourth floor of the hotel. You might remember, last year we added the Musser Suite in honor of my father on the far west end of the fourth floor. Soon after we closed last November, we began raising the roof, adding four bedrooms and....Read more