Announcing the newest addition to Grand Hotel – four new Cupola Suites finishing the Cupola Suites project and bringing the 2019 guest room total to 397. Since the hotel closed in October the transformation has been happening as these new suites are added to the infrastructure of existing attic space. At the completion of the project, the exterior roofline will resemble the hotel’s original architecture from the late 1800s with dormers lining the entire roof.
Here is a little background on the Cupola Suites Project:
2014: The Cupola Suites project began on the far west end of the hotel with the Musser Suite, named after the late R.D. Musser, Jr. At this time two dormers were added to the roof line.
2015: Addition of two Cupola Suites – Four bedrooms and two parlors were added on the west end of the fourth floor. This year the dormers were completed on the west end for a total of ten dormers.
2017: Addition of three Cupola Suites – This year began the addition of Cupola Suites on the east end of the hotel. Three bedrooms and two parlors were added. This added five more dormers to the roof line.
2019: Completion of the Cupola Suites – Addition of four new suites. These rooms will be added to the east end to complete the Cupola Suites project bringing the hotel back to the way it looked from the last 1800s with a total of 24 dormers.
Take a behind the scenes look at the construction.
Complete with interior design by Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper and Co. and panoramic views of Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac, these new Cupola Suites are sure to impress our guests in 2019.