Recent Blogs
June 25, 2015

Grand Hotel Welcomes Pickleball

We are proud to announce that Grand Hotel has just added two new Pickleball courts! All guests are welcome to come relax, compete, and play on the only clay pickleball courts in the state of Michigan! Pickleball was created in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. A family friendly game, pickleball games take place on a badminton size court with four ....Read more
June 17, 2015

The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand

The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand, first called The Snack Bar, opened in the 1950s. Carleton Varney joined Grand Hotel’s staff as the designer in 1979 and renamed The Snack Bar as The Grand Stand. In the mid 1980s, Carleton Varney added the horse theme to the restaurant and renamed it The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand. The cozy stone building with an elegant outdoor canopy cordially invites ....Read more
June 9, 2015

2015 Mackinac Policy Conference #MPC15

Since the spring of 1981 the Detroit Regional Chamber has been coming to Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel for its annual Mackinac Policy Conference. For the 35th consecutive year, Grand Hotel enjoyed hosting this special event. Various business professionals and government officials from around the State of Michigan came to meet for 4 days to discuss current topics and make important decisions. Some o....Read more
June 1, 2015

MSU Arts Weekend 2015 – State of Fifths

Today’s guest blog is provided by State of Fifths – a co-ed a cappella group from Michigan State University. “The Fifths” will be sharing their talents with guests at Grand Hotel throughout the MSU College of Arts & Letters 21st annual Arts Weekend (June 26-28). A Rehearsal with the Fifths If you have ever had chance a visit to the Michigan State University Music Building on a Sunda....Read more
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