Recent Blogs
April 27, 2016

The Victoria Carriage Restored – A Symbol of Grand Hotel

The Victoria carriage pictured above was once owned by William Vanderbilt and is one of three in the Grand Hotel collection.  William Vanderbilt played a key role in Grand Hotel being built in 1887 as a destination to increase passenger ticket sales. While attending railroad business he often came and stayed at the hotel. He was renown as a great Horseman in many different venues including coach....Read more
April 20, 2016

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend – A Grand Night For Singing with Brad Willcuts

Today’s guest blogger is Brad Willcuts, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Choreography with the Michigan State University Department of Theatre.  A Grand Night for Singing It feels like A Grand Night For Singing when you are at Grand Hotel doesn’t it?  The beautiful and encapsulating music of Rogers and Hammerstein makes its way from the Summer Circle Theatre Season in the Department ....Read more
March 24, 2016

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Guest Speaker Elysia Borowy-Reeder

Today’s guest blogger is Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Michigan State University Alumna and Executive Director for Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). As Executive Director of MOCAD, Borowy-Reeder plays an essential role in establishing the vision, goals, and strategic plans for the organization. Fulfilling MOCAD’s mission through close collaboration with key stakeholders, Borowy-Reeder tirelessly wor....Read more
March 4, 2016

A Visit to Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island this Winter

This week a few Grand Hotel staff members visited Mackinac Island to check on winter projects taking place.   A typical trip to Mackinac might involve transportation by car to the ferry docks, ferry boat to Mackinac Island, and then once on Mackinac - walking, biking or horse-drawn carriage. Our winter trip involved car, plane, and a snowmobile! Cars are not allowed on Mackinac Island....Read more
February 24, 2016

Grand Hotel and PPG Paints Partnership

We are excited to announce our partnership with the PPG Paints brand. With the high expectation of quality and appearance we have chosen this brand to maintain the pristine look of  Grand Hotel. Our staff is currently working on the finishing details in over 200 guest rooms and 1,000 pieces of furniture throughout the hotel this winter. PPG Paints is supplying the paint through Complete P....Read more