Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel
by Mike Fornes
A Michigan icon, Grand Hotel is in its third century as America's summer place. The ambiance of Mackinac Island combines with the hotel's ultimate level of hospitality, premier dining, and five-star guest experience for an unforgettable stop on any visitor's itinerary. The setting itself has been captured by Hollywood on film, relied upon by politicians and the business community for conferences, and explored by those seeking relaxation and top-notch amenities for everything from weddings to family vacations. Three generations of one family have cared for Grand Hotel for more than 85 years, inspecting each room before opening, planning constant off-season improvements, and greeting everyday guests with the same welcoming smiles and handshakes that presidents receive. Grand Hotel has been named a national historic landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.