Tag Archives: Colors

Fall Colors Are Upon Us

It is hard to imagine that it is nearly mid October, feels like we just got to Mackinac and opened the doors for 2013.  But, here we are, only 18 official days until we are closed for the season.  We have a couple big weekends left this season, with Murder Mystery weekend this Friday through [...]

Michigan Recreation and Parks Association at Grand Hotel

  Each spring and fall since 1967, Michigan Recreation and Parks Association has been bringing groups of adults 50 and over to Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel.  Groups from all over the state of Michigan (affectionately referred to by employees and islanders as Mer-Pa’s) come for 3 day retreats to experience the beauty of Mackinac in [...]

Fall is here!

Fall colors are in full bloom and there is still time to get here and enjoy it.  We have some great fall packages still available throughout October.  The beauty and serenity that is Mackinac Island in the fall with the brilliant reds and oranges against the bluest of blue skies is something everyone should experience. [...]

MagiCAL … How Art in Public Places Transforms Communities!

Have you ever wondered how public art is created for site-specific locales?  Would you enjoy learning about the conception and creation of a public artwork from the artist’s perspective? Public artist Anne Marie Karlsen will be here with the Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters, to provide insight into just that.  Ms. Karlsen [...]

Final update to Trees on the Boulevard

The tree project has finally been completed this season with 24 more trees being removed and 31 new trees planted.   The tree service, our Maintenance and Grounds crews worked dilligently for several days to get everything removed and replanted.  They started the morning after we closed the hotel on October 26th and finished a [...]

Brisk but beautiful

Here it is, mid-September already!  I can not believe that we only have 6 weeks of the 2011 season left. Where did the summer go?  This morning we woke to temps in the low 50′s and fall is definitely in the air here on Mackinac.  Walking in to work I noticed that the new trees [...]

Carleton Varney and Friends Weekend

World-renowned designer and Grand Hotel Decorator Carleton Varney, President of Dorothy Draper & Company, will share his insights and expert advice throughout this entertaining and informative weekend. The fun begins with a Book Signing Fundraiser Reception prior to dinner on Friday. Invited authors, Mr. Hillary Knight, Illustrator of Eloise at the Plaza, Actress Ms. Barbara Eden, Edwina Sandys (Winston Churchill’s [...]

View from the Concierge desk

Friends, The view from the Concierge desk this past Sunday was a parade of dutiful children escorting their smiling mothers to Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room for Mother’s Day Brunch. This is an annual tradition of recognition, appreciation and champagne so well deserved by all. Over the past five days Grand Hotel has played host [...]