Distinguished Guests

America’s Summer Place is a remarkable place and over its history, has graciously hosted millions of people. Many notable individuals have visited Grand Hotel throughout the years, including politicians, actors, entertainers, sports figures, musicians, writers and more.

Senator Spencer Abraham
Mitch Albom
Congressman John Anderson
Governor Cecil Andrus
Mayor Dennis Archer
John Jacob Astor III
Governor Bruce Babbitt
Congressman Jim Barcia
Vice President Alben W. Barkley
John Beilein
Jack Benny
George Benson
Congressman Jack Bergman
Senator Joe Biden
Congressman Mike Bishop
Governor James Blanchard
Dan Blocker
Pat Boone
Betsy Brandt
Donna Brazile
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Governor Jerry Brown
Dave Brubeck
President George H. W. Bush
Lloyd Carr
James Carville
Governor Robert Casey
Richard Cheney
Connie Chung
President Bill Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Rosemary Clooney
Senator Susan Collins
Governor Mario Cuomo
Larry Czonka
Jeff Daniels
Robert De Niro
Congressman Tom Delay
Alex Delvechio
Senator Chauncey DePew
Governor Thomas E. Dewey
Phyllis Diller
Congressman John Dingell
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Elizabeth Dole
Senator Robert Dole
Hugh Downs
Lord and Lady Drayson
Mayor Mike Duggan
Governor Michael Dukakis
Jimmy Durante
Governor Jim Edgar
Governor John Engler
Tucker Eskew
Marshall Field
Pete Fountain
The Four Tops
Steve Forbes
Harold Ford, Jr.
Bill Ford
William Clay Ford, Jr.
President Gerald R. Ford
Pete Fountain
The Four Freshmen
Al Franklin
Bill Freehan
Tom Friedman
Governor Booth Gardner
Vice President John Nance Garner
Congressman Richard Gephardt
David Gergen
Speaker Newt Gingrich
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
George Goebel
Senator Al Gore
Senator Phil Gramm
Governor Jennifer Granholm
Governor Dwight Green
Senator Robert Griffin
Alex Haley
Herbie Hancock
Governor Joe Frank Harris
Senator Phil Hart
Paul Harvey
Ernie Harwell
John Hiller
Congressman Bill Huizenga
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Lee Iacocca
Tom Izzo
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Lady Byrd Johnson
Vinnie Johnson
James Earl Jones
Hamilton Jordan
Al Kaline
Governor John Kasich
Garrison Keillor
Governor Harry F. Kelly
Congressman Jack Kemp
President John F. Kennedy
Senator Robert Kerry
Kid Rock
Congressman Dan Kildee
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
Admiral Ernest King
Eartha Kitt
Congressman Joe Knollenberg
Governor Madline Kunin
Bill Laimbeer
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence
Congressman Andy Levin
Senator Carl Levin
Representative Sander Levin
Ramsey Lewis
G. Gordon Liddy
Ted Lindsay
Astronaut Jerry Linenger
Rich Little
Kenny Loggins
Jim Lovell
Madonna
Adam Cardinal Maida
Chuck Mangione
The Manhattan Transfer
Herbie Mann
Branford Marsalis
Jason Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
General George C. Marshall
Chris Mathews
J. P. McCarthy
Robert McNeal
Governor Ned McWhirter
Congresswoman Candace Miller
Governor William G. Milliken
Congressman Paul Mitchell
Congressman John Moolenaar
Jim Nabors
Jim Nantz
Hugh O’Brien
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Tip O’Neil
Bill O’Reilly
Marie Osmond
Jesse Owens
Arnold Palmer
Vice President Mike Pence
Roger Penske
T. Boone Pickens
John Pizzarelli
Christopher Plummer
General Colin Powell
Jody Powell
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Tito Puente
George W. Pullman
Boots Randolph
Lou Rawls
Christopher Reeve
Mary Lou Retton
Tom Ridge
Emma Roberts
Senator Mike Rogers
Governor George Romney
Governor Mitt Romney
Karl Rove
Mike Rowe
Bill Russell
Sadie – Champion Scottish Terrier
Arturo Sandoval
Congresswoman Pat Schroeder
Willard Scott
Ambassador Peter Secchia
Jane Seymour
Bo Schembechler
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
Shields & Yarnell
Senator Paul Simon
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin
Paul W. Smith
Governor Rick Snyder
Congresswoman Debbie Stabenow
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Senator Francis Stockbridge
Jeannot Szwarc
Senator Robert A. Taft
Michigan Chief Justice Clifford W. Taylor
Joe Theismann
Helen Thomas
Governor Tommy Thompson
Mel Torme
President Harry S Truman
Mark Twain
Congressman Fred Upton
Kate Upton
Senator Arthur Vandenberg
Jerry Van Dyke
Greta Van Susteren
Vince Vaughn
Justin Verlander
Dick Vitale
Governor George Voinovich
Dita Von Teese
Governor John Waibee
Congressman Tim Walberg
Barbara Walters
Darrell Waltrip
Governor Earl Warren
MI Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver
Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger
Governor Christine Todd Whitman
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Esther Williams
Governor G. Mennen Williams
Flip Wilson
Governor Pete Wilson
Debra Winger
Charles Woodson
MI Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young
Mayor Coleman A. Young
Fareed Zakaria
Deiter Zetsche

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