Recent Blogs
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
April 24, 2015

One Week Until Grand Opening!

The winter has gone by in the blink of an eye, and here we are one week away from Opening Day 2015.  Construction on the Cupola Suites is nearly complete.  Furniture, draperies and fixtures are being installed and every room is set with new Grand Hotel Touch of Softness mattress sets from Capitol Bedding in Lansing, Michigan. Tulips are poking their little heads through the dirt in search of sunsh....Read more
April 8, 2015

Join Gyleen X. Fitzgerald for Design Studio

Today's blog is from  Gyleen X. Fitzgerald who specializes in redefining quilt patterns with colorful stitches. Gyleen is a published author and is inspired to redefine colour by creating contemporary quilts which are rooted in tradition. Gyleen uses drawing and quilt making as artistic expression.  After receiving a degree in chemical engineering, she opened a quilt store “Colourful Stitches” ....Read more
April 2, 2015

2015 Arts Weekend – Featuring The Book of Liz

Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Ann Folino White, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies at Michigan State University. She teaches stage directing and American theatrical and popular performance from the late-nineteenth to the twenty-first century.  --- The Book of Liz Mr. Peanut and cheese balls don’t often come to mind when thinking about great American drama. But if I were to mention....Read more
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