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Grand Hotel Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award “#1 Resort In Midwest”

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(Mackinac Island, Mich.) Oct. 9, 2019 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Mackinac Island’s historic Grand Hotel recognized as the #1 Resort in the Midwest.

“At Grand Hotel, it is incredibly important to us to maintain an unparalleled level of service and to continue to deliver meaningful travel experiences to our guests,” said Dan Musser III, President and owner of Grand Hotel. “Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates the best of the best in travel today and we are honored to be featured alongside such timeless and remarkable resorts.”

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list of winners can be found here.

Grand Hotel is located on Mackinac Island, Michigan, where there are no motorized vehicles and the island is only accessible by ferry or airplane. The hotel is open from the first weekend in May through the end of October. The 397-room hotel is third-generation family-owned, a National Historic Landmark, and a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. Grand Hotel, America’s Original Grand Hotel, has been one of America’s premier summer vacation spots since it opened on July 10, 1887, to receive summer vacationers who arrived by lake-steamer or by rail. Throughout its history, Grand Hotel has hosted dignitaries from around the country and the world, including five U.S. presidents.

Reservations for the 2020 season at Grand Hotel will be available beginning the week of Nov. 1st for the season running May through October.

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler‘s website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.


About Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. It has been one of America’s premier summer vacation spots since it opened on July 10, 1887. Throughout its history, Grand Hotel has hosted worldwide dignitaries and five US presidents. For 26 consecutive years it has earned the AAA Four Diamond rating, and has been honored with a number of awards including most recently being named 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, Travel + Leisure Top 5 Best Resort Hotels in Michigan and Best Hotel in Michigan by Condé Nast Traveler. Grand Hotel scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the United States, earning the Gold badge from US News and World Report and was also named a Top 10 All-Inclusive Resort for 2019, as well as the 2018 Platinum Choice award by Smart Meetings. Grand Hotel, along with five onsite restaurants, were recognized with the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

About Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit

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