Grand Hotel Press Release

Grand Hotel Named Among 10Best Historic Hotels in USA Today Popular Vote

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2018

For Information, Contact:
Katie Higgins
(248) 258.2333

Historic hotel recognized on the 10Best list for three consecutive years

Mackinac Island, Mich. – Michigan’s historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has taken second place in USA Today’s list of the 10Best Historic Hotels around the county. Initially named as a top 20 finalist, the resort earned its rank as #2 based on a popular vote.

“We’re honored to be named to the USA Today 10Best list of historic hotels and proud to have earned the number two spot,” said Dan Musser III, President and owner of Grand Hotel. “This recognition speaks not only to our ability to preserve the history and unique atmosphere of the hotel and provide memorable guest experiences, but is a testament to our loyal guests who have stayed with us throughout the years and who have contributed to our success.”

Grand Hotel has appeared on the USA Today 10Best list of historic hotels for three consecutive years. This year, Grand Hotel earned the second most votes from a pool of 20 nominated hotels. Each nominee in the category has witnessed a great deal of history and holds true to its historic roots and unique sense of place.

The 10Best contest includes a variety of categories including travel, restaurants, things to do and more around the world. Nominees for all categories are selected by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today, editors from and expert contributors. A public vote is held over four weeks to decide the ten finalists for each category. Participants may vote for one nominee per category, per day for the duration of the contest. For more information on the USA Today 10Best, visit

The 2018 season at Grand Hotel will run through October. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or contact Grand Hotel directly at 800-334-7263 or

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 393-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.

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