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Awards

“One of the best all-inclusive resorts in the U.S.”
“The most beautiful hotel in Michigan.”
AAA Four Diamond Rating for 26 consecutive years.

These are just a few of the countless accolades Grand Hotel has received from the industry’s leading publications and organizations. Here is a curated selection of awards and recognitions we are honored to have recently won.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2020 2019 Certificate of Excellence Best Hotels US News USA 2020

2020 Awards & Recognitions

Parents Magazine lists Grand Hotel as a place for families to social distance with kids during the summer of COVID-19 – June 2020

Islands Magazine names the Trapper Burger at The Gate House one of the best burgers at a resort or restaurant – May 2020

Grand Hotel’s gardens named among Historic Hotels of America’s Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens for the 3rd consecutive year – April 2020

Ken Hayward, Grand Hotel Senior Vice President and Managing Director, recognized as someone in hospitality who has left his or her mark on the industry for a lifetime of work and dedication – February 2020

Margaret’s Garden awarded 2020 Retailer of the Year by Great Lakes Floral – February 2020

Grand Hotel named the #1 hotel in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report – February 2020

Grand Hotel’s gardens named among Historic Hotels of America’s Named one of the 13 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. 2020 – January 2020

Chosen by couples as a WeddingWire 2020 Couples’ Choice Awards winner – January 2020

2019 Awards & Recognitions

Grand Hotel selected as the most glamorous hotel in Michigan by MSN – December 2019

Grand Hotel Executive Vice President and Managing Director Ken Hayward awarded Historic Hotels of America Hotelier of the Year – November 2019

Grand Hotel named the top resort in the Midwest in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – October 2019

Grand Hotel recognized by Jetset Magazine as one of 5 Luxury Hotels With A Kid-Friendly Vibe – August 2019

Grand Hotel, along with five onsite restaurants, were recognized with the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – August 2019

Named the Best All-Inclusive Resort in the country and one of the Top 10 Best Historic Hotels by the readers of USA Today in the 2019 10Best Awards – August 2019

Voted one of the Best Boutique/Historic Hotels for groups by the readers of Groups Today – July 2019

Named one of the 13 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States by Reader’s Digest – July 2019

Named #2 on the list of the Top 5 Best Resort Hotels in the Midwest by Travel + Leisure – July 2019

Meet the horses of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel – July 2019

Recognized as the most historic hotel in Michigan by MSN – July 2019

Grand Hotel’s Salle à Manger given Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the third consecutive year – July 2019

Recognized as the Chamber’s June 2019 Member of the Month and host of the Mackinac Policy Conference for 39 consecutive years – July 2019

Grand Hotel receives a Best of Award from Meetings Today, which honors properties with outstanding meeting space, guests rooms, services, and amenities – June 2019

Chosen as one of the best hotels for families in the USA by travelmamas.com – June 2019

Named to the list of Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens for the second consecutive year – April 2019

Recognized by Family Vacation Critic as one of the 10 Best All-American Summer Vacation Resorts – February 2019

Named as one of the 10 Best Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States by Trips to Discover – February 2019

Grand Hotel scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the United States earning the Gold Badge – February 2019

Named one of the Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA and one of the Best Hotels in Michigan – February 2019

Ken Hayward, Grand Hotel’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, details the keys to creating a successful meeting – February 2019

Grand Hotel recognized as one of the 12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States – February 2019

Named the Best Hotel in Michigan by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – January 2019

Grand Hotel awarded The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and WeddingWire’s “Couples’ Choice Award” for 2019 – January 2019

2018 Awards & Recognitions

Woods Restaurant recognized by Historic Hotels of America as the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence “Best Historic Restaurant” – November 2018

Grand Hotel recognized with the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, along with five onsite restaurants – November 2018

Named the #2 Resort in Texas and the Midwest in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 – October 2018

Meet Annie Farrell, Grand Hotel’s Director of Sales, and learn about her Grand career – October 2018

Selected as a 2018 Platinum Choice Awards winner by meetings industry professionals and the readers of Smart Meetings Magazine – September 2018

Grand Hotel named one of the best historic hotels in the country in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards – August 2018

Voted one of the Best Boutique Hotels for Groups by the readers of Groups Today in the Readers’ Choice Awards – July 2018


Tiny princesses, superheroes get the royal treatment
; read a recap of Grand Hotel’s first-ever Princess & Superhero event – July 2018

Named a Top 5 Resort Hotel in the Midwest in the Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards – July 2018

Recognized as the Most Historic Hotel in Michigan for a Timeless Getaway – July 2018

Mackinac Island listed as one of 13 Places to Visit in August for Every Type of Traveler – July 2018

Salle à Manger awarded the 2018 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for its outstanding wine program, marking the second consecutive year that Grand Hotel has been recognized by the publication – July 2018

Q&A with Emma Jay Byfield, great-granddaughter of iconic decorator Dorothy Draper

Named one of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA by trekbible.com – June 2018

Voted “Best Renovation” in the Best of 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards – May 2018

Grand Hotel gardens named to the list of Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens – May 2018

Grand Hotel named one of America’s Best All-Inclusive Hotels by Travel + Leisure – May 2018

Grand Hotel recognized as the one hotel you cannot miss in Michigan – May 2018

Recognized as the Most Historical Hotel in Michigan by Reader’s Digest– April 2018

Named Best Hotel in Michigan – February 2018

Selected as one of the 10 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the U.S. for 2018 by Family Vacation Critic – January 2018

Recognized as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places We Visited in 2017 – January 2018

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