Happy 128th Birthday to the Grand Hotel

Grand Night, photo by Wade Bryant Sending out an early Happy 128th Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s most iconic hotel: 1887 Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montreal, Detroit, and by rail … Continue reading Happy 128th Birthday to the Grand Hotel

Birthday Butterfly for the Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Butterfly, photo by Alicia Bock Today is the 127th birthday of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. You can check out the Hotel’s historic photo gallery or if you want to roll with the times, the Grand Hotel Instagram. View Alicia’s photo bigger, see more in her Mackinac slideshow and view and purchase more in the Mackinac Magic … Continue reading Birthday Butterfly for the Grand Hotel

A birthday card from the Grand Hotel

View from West Bluff of The Grand Hotel, photo by MI photographer 126 years ago today on July 10, 1887, The Grand Hotel opened for business on Mackinac Island. In honor of Michigan’s most famous hotel, here’s a seldom seen view. Check it out bigger and see more in MI photographer’s Mackinac Island slideshow. PS: The lighthouse … Continue reading A birthday card from the Grand Hotel

Fancy a stay at the Grand Hotel?

Privileged, photo by cmu chem prof. mLive reports: Mackinac Island’s grande dame of lodging, recently named among the top 50 hotels in North America, is hosting its fourth wildly popular Celebrate Michigan promotion, during which residents of the state can stay for half the hotel’s usual rate. The package costs $95 per person, per night … Continue reading Fancy a stay at the Grand Hotel?

Detroit’s Grande Ballroom

Jeff Beck Group and Rod Stewart at the Grande Ballroom, photo courtesy Louder Than Love The documentary Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story premieres on Detroit Public Television this Friday (Dec 18) at 8 PM. Dan Austin of Historic Detroit has a great look at the history of Detroit’s Grande Ballroom that says (in part): … Continue reading Detroit’s Grande Ballroom

July 10, 1887 was a Grand day

Grand Hotel Pano (3 photo pano), photo by raddad! Today is the 125th birthday of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Wikipedia’s Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island) entry explains: In 1886, the Michigan Central Railroad, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, and Detroit and Cleveland Steamship Navigation Company formed the Mackinac … Continue reading July 10, 1887 was a Grand day

Happy 131st Birthday to Michigan’s Best Porch!

Mackinac Bridge from the Grand Porch, photo by Marilyn Bogle Happy 131st Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s most iconic hotel: 1887 Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montreal, Detroit, and by rail from across the … Continue reading Happy 131st Birthday to Michigan’s Best Porch!