Announcement

On Tuesday, September 10, it was announced that the Musser family has entered into an agreement to sell Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to KSL Capital Partners.

Dan Musser Grand Hotel

Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury operating division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, will be engaged to manage the property for KSL.

We know this situation may present questions. It is our priority to ensure that past and future guests are informed and confident of the transition moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions


Are rates going to increase?

As in the past, rates change throughout the season based on many factors. It is anticipated that practice will continue. If you have questions regarding your current reservation, please contact Grand Hotel reservations at 1-800-33GRAND or reservations@grandhotel.com.
What can we expect for 2020 reservations?

Grand Hotel will re-open for the 2020 season on Friday, May 1, 2020. 2020 reservations are available now on our website. Starting Monday, November 4 you may also make your 2020 reservations by phone by calling our Reservations Department at 1-800-33GRAND.
I have a gift card for Grand Hotel, the Jewel golf course or one of the restaurants. Will that be honored?

Yes. All gift cards for the hotel, amenities and restaurants will be honored according to the terms.
Will I still see long-time employees of Grand Hotel?

Our dedicated employees are part of the culture and success of Grand Hotel. Many have been with us for more than 20 seasons. No reduction of staff is planned as a result of this transition. In addition to Dan Musser III remaining Chairman, key staff members will remain in place to manage the hotel.
Who will run operations at Grand Hotel?

Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the lifestyle and luxury operating division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, will be engaged to manage the property. Dan Musser III will remain Chairman, providing leadership and guidance to the team.
Will the name change?

No. Grand Hotel has been a historic landmark and a Michigan icon since 1887. The tradition and heritage of the hotel will be honored by the new ownership.
Will any of the amenities change?

The amenities will remain the same throughout the duration of this season. KSL Capital Partners will continue to invest in the ultimate guest experience with enhancements to amenities that will complement the existing facilities and services.
Are the restaurants going to close?

The Gate House, Sushi Grand, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, Woods Restaurant, Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, and the Tea Room at Fort Mackinac will continue to deliver exceptional service and will remain operational under Grand Hotel’s new ownership.
Is Grand Hotel going to close?

Absolutely not. The combination of KSL’s investment in Grand Hotel and Davidson’s management of the property will ensure that long-time visitors and first-time guests alike will continue to enjoy the truly unique tradition, experience and family atmosphere that has made Grand Hotel what it is today.
Why is the Musser family selling the hotel?

It is the right time for our family and the hotel to make this transition.

For any additional questions regarding an upcoming stay or what to expect before your stay, please visit the General FAQ page on our website.