Announcing the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Winners

 Announcing the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Winners

Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Contest
Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Contest Entry by Gwen Stevens

Grand Hotel is excited to announce the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Winners! We want to thank everyone for participating and submitting so many wonderful and creative images from your stay! After much consideration we have come down to the following entries and will be featuring them in our 2019 Grand Kids Calendar.

 

In first place and winner of the Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Cover Feature as well as a one-night stay at Grand Hotel for her and her parents this summer is Mckenna Weliver! Congratulations Mckenna!

2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Cover Winner
Mckenna Weliver, 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Cover Winner.

In second place and winner of the Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Back Cover Feature as well as a one-stay night at Grand Hotel for her and her parents this summer is Ellie Irish! Congratulations Ellie!

2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Back Cover Winner
Ellie Irish, 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar Back Cover Winner.

The following entries will be featured in the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar for each month of the year!

January on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Elijah Horne, featured for January on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
February on the 2019 Grand Kids Calendar
Nicholas Moeller, featured for February on the 2019 Grand Kids Calendar
March on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Isabelle Nitzschke, featured for March on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
April on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Logan Kipley, featured for April on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
May on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Elizabeth Horne, featured for May on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
June on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Jamie Liebold, featured for June on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
June on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Isabelle Nitzchke, featured for June on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
July on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Gino Spaniola, featured for July on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
July on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Kennedy Jonckheere, featured for July on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
July on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Emilia Cropf, featured for July on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
September on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Sofia Migon, featured for September on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
September on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Jamie Liebold, featured for September on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
October on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Gertrude Lazurus, featured for October on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
November on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Kathleen Quail, featured for November on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
December on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Gwen Stevens, featured for December on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.
December on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar
Nico and Luca Balani, featured for December on the 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar.

Again we would like to thank everyone that participated! The 2019 Grand Hotel Kids Calendar will be available for purchase in early summer at Mackinac Market at Grand Hotel and online at Grandhotel.com

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and grandhotel.com for information and updates on future Grand Hotel Calendars and Contests!


Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents An Evening with the Accafellas

Today we welcome Michigan State University’s premier all-male Varsity Vocal Athletic Team to the blog – MSU Accafellas!
The Fellas enjoy performing for various audiences across campus and throughout the Midwest. In addition, they have been honored to perform at the White House and Michigan
Governor’s Mansion. They last graced Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel with their gift of song back in 2013 and are thrilled to be back for 2018 ArtsWeekend.

Accafellas

An Evening with the Accafellas

 

On the banks of the Red Cedar, theres a group that’s known to all… Fresh out of East
Lansing, the Fellas win hearts of all. Established in 1996 by the one and only Phil
Johnson, this dapper group of collegiate men gather to bring joy to audiences
worldwide. If you ever find your way to the MSU Music Building on campus, you are
apt to hear their melodies floating down the halls.

Regularly consisting of 10-12 unique voices, we have members hail from all over the
nation. We are a unique blend of vocalists who and pride ourselves on our original
arrangements, self-taught choreography, and the overall relationships we have with one another.

With only a few music majors in the group, the Accafellas have a wide range of
academic focus and interests. From future engineers to educators, we come together
in song and are constantly learning and growing with one another.

The Accafellas are MSU’s premier all-male vocal athletic team and we are affiliated
with the University through the MSU Men’s Glee Club. In addition to three club-
focused rehearsals a week, we are committed to two additional rehearsals in the
Glee Club where we switch our focus to classical music under the direction of Dr.Jonathan Reed.

We value the exposure and experience that we receive through these
different musical training outlets. It provides us balance and range.

Every year, we enter the International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (aka
the real-life “Pitch Perfect”), where we have the opportunity compete against 10
groups with the goal of advancing to the semi-finals, and ultimately the
championships. We have won numerous awards at these competitions for both
arrangements and soloists, most notably advancing to the regional semi-finals in
2008, 2013, and 2015. In 2016, we took third place in the quarterfinals and excited
to see what our competitive future holds!

Since our establishment, we have released seven studio albums and are currently
working on our eighth. This past year, we released our Fella Favorites album which
contains choice singles from every album. Check out the album on Spotify and
iTunes!

We have spent countless hours in the MSU College of Music building, establishing a
diverse repertoire and enhancing our pristine blend. The Accafellas never fail to put
on an amazing show by sharing our hearts with the audience in every performance.
We would like to thank the MSU College of Arts & Letters and Grand Hotel for the
invitation to share our passion and to perform at such an amazing venue for this
year’s annual Arts Weekend. We hope you can join us this summer for a memorable
evening of musical entertainment!

With warmest regards,

The MSU Accafellas

Join us for Join us for The MSU Accafella’s performance
as a feature of the 24th Annual
Arts Weekend presented by the Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters.


10 Romantic Things to do at Grand Hotel

 

wedding couple

10 Romantic Things to do at Grand Hotel

 

1. A Sunset Stroll on the Front Porch 

Front Porch at night
The World’s Longest Porch overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge

Hold hands and head to the west end of the porch to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge. With the sky lit up in golden hues you can relax on the rocking chairs and listen to the sounds of the horse and carriages going by. If you’re feeling adventurous you two can walk up West Bluff just adjacent to the hotel and enjoy a different view of the sunset with the romantic Victorian homes of Mackinac Island lining the road.

2. Dinner at Woods Restaurant

Woods Restaurant
Interior of Woods Restaurant  
Carriage Ride to Woods Restaurant
A Carriage Ride to Woods Restaurant  

A romantic dinner for two at Woods Restaurant is a must! Start the night with a half hour horse-drawn carriage ride out to this quaint Bavarian style lodge for dinner and dessert.  Order cocktails at Bobby’s Bar and find a cozy table for two near the fireplace or by the piano player.

3. Save the Last Dance for Me

Grand Hotel Pianist Peter Mihelich
Grand Hotel Pianist, Peter Mihelich. 

Whether eating at one of our off-site restaurants or enjoying dinner for two in the Main Dining Room dressed in your best you will want to make sure and save time for dancing. After dinner spend the night dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra in the Terrace room. They’ll be more than happy to play that special song at your request.

4. Tea Garden at Twilight 

Tea Garden Fountain
The Tea Garden Fountain at Sunset

After dinner watch the sun go down and the lights come up, and take a twilight tour through the Grand Hotel Tea Garden. Softly lit with antique lanterns you two can sit by the hotel fountain and take in Grand Hotel all lit up at night.

5. Sneak up to The Cupola Bar

Cupola Bar at Sunset
The Cupola Bar at Sunset

While everyone is still at dinner or right before sneak up to the Cupola Bar. With gorgeous panoramic views of Mackinac Island and tables lit by candlelight the Cupola is ideal for couples. Enjoy a cocktail and the soft sounds of the piano.

6. Breakfast in Bed

breakfast

Why get out of bed? Enjoy sleeping in together and have your breakfast delivered right to your room. Share sweet pastries and delicious coffee with your choice of breakfast entree. 

7. Table for Two women in evening gown

Put on that evening gown and suit and tie and head to the Main Dining Room for a five-course dinner. Don’t forget to stop on the porch to have your photograph taken by one of the Grand Hotel Photographers on your way. Pick out that perfect bottle of wine with our Master Sommelier to compliment your entree and spend the evening wining and dining.

8. Private Carriage Tour 

carriage-ride

Schedule a Private Carriage Tour with the concierge. The carriage will pick you up at the hotel and take you all over Mackinac Island. Relax and watch all the beauty of Mackinac Island go by. Stop to take pictures and let your tour guide tell you all about the island’s history.

9. Picnic 

bicycles
You can rent bicycles at the pool house. 

Rent bicycles at the pool house and pack your lunch to go with our to go picnic baskets. Cruise around to the back side of the island to British Landing. You can spread out a blanket, check-out some historic locations along the way and enjoy a nice lunch outside together.

10. Treat yourself to a Named Room or Suite

The Grand Suite
The Grandest of all – The Grand Suite

When is there a better time to treat yourself to a unique guest room? Choose one of our First Lady Suites, brand new Cupola Suite, or Lilac Suite (new in 2018) with views looking over the Straits of Mackinac. Cherish the uniqueness of the room that fits you, then relax and unwind with a special part of Grand Hotel that you will remember forever. With 393 uniquely decorated guest  rooms to choose from you can certainly find the perfect one for you. 

We hope you enjoyed our list! Book your own romantic Grand Hotel getaway today with our Honeymoon & Anniversary Package. Whether you are celebrating a honeymoon or an anniversary, Grand Hotel’s picturesque setting is the perfect place to relax and indulge for a romantic 3-night stay. We take care of all the details with flowers and champagne, a one hour private horse-drawn carriage ride, Afternoon Tea, and fine dining. https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/honeymoon-anniversary-package/

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