We would like to welcome guest blogger, Nadia Carriere , editor and publisher of ChildMode.com.
There’s something magical about the Grand Hotel.
My family and I have been visiting this exquisite piece of American history for 3 years now and it continues to be one of the main highlights of our year, regardless of when and where in the world we travel. It’s a place that is filled with memories of generational families visiting year after year.
In the evening, children from 1-100 hit the dance floor in the ballroom where a live band plays classics from the past and present. It’s the only place I know (other than a family wedding) where children and their families can dance the night away during an evening of fun.
You won’t find your typical resort-style dining at the Grand Hotel – no Sir! Proper table manners are a must, when you enter the Grand Dining Room. Delicious meals include healthy options and a full buffet option for the children.
It really is no wonder that this hotel has received award after award for their excellence in both service and grandeur. Last year, the Grand Hotel opened Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, to tempt our tastebuds and thrill our inner child. I put together a feature of this new addition on ChildMode.com where you can also view a video tour of the establishment.
For 2014, the Grand Hotel had another surprise up their sleeve. They introduced the Musser Suite this Spring and it booked up for the season shortly after.
This new one-bedroom suite is located on the fourth floor of the hotel and provides an incredible view of the Mackinac Bridge and the entire Straits of Mackinac. It is the first room to be added to the hotel since it opened its Millenium Wing in 2001 and the first step in a 3-year plan to add seven additional two-bedroom suites.
Of course, the hotel’s decorator Carleton Varney left no stone unturned in what he calls “the finest decorated projects” of his career. The room’s carpeting was custom-woven in Connemara Ireland and there are plenty of incredible unique and decorative touches found throughout the suite.
The suite is named after the late Grand Hotel Chairman R.D. “Dan” Musser Jr., who passed away a year ago. I put together an exclusive video tour of the room while I visited last month and would love to share it with you!
Now…who wants to join me in the Musser Suite for 2015?