• Kindred Resorts & Hotels Debuts New Programs

     
    POSTED April 30, 2017
     

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has revealed a number of new activities that span across North America. Some of these additions include romantic getaways, culinary adventures, wellness corporate retreats, and more.

Grand Hotel, located in Mackinac Island, Michigan will reopen on May 4 after completing its renovation. Renovations include three new suites, with interior design by Dorothy Draper & Company, and changes to the world’s longest porch at 660-feet. It will be open the first weekend in May through the end of October.

In Tucson, Ariz., the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort completed an expansion that added 32 guestrooms and suites, an infinity pool and a new ballroom with 5100 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Along with new renovations travelers now have the opportunity to book new on and off-site adventures. Adventures include horseback rides, hikes, nature walks and astronomy tours.

The 25,00-square-foot Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin is celebrating its 20th anniversary with 20 new spa services. Some notable offerings include a luxury water taxi that transports guests, energy work, organic skin care lines, water immersion therapies and oxygen facials.

The Hudson Valley Mohonk Mountain House opened the property’s first new accommodations in more than 100 years. Named Grove Lodge, the space is a 7,000-square-foot, two-story lodge. The 700-square-foot rooms and 1,080-square-foot great room was constructed and designed by Andre J. Allison. Guests are able to book a single room or rent out the whole building.

The 480-acre resort, Saddlebrook Resort, has renewed their two Arnold Palmer signature golf courses to go along with the new Golf Training Center and Range. Work has been done to improve greens quality and speed. Programs such as greens construction, tee leveling and drainage improvements have been designed to improve the over-all playability of the course.

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, Conn., has added new teambuilding exercises and group activities for reunions and gatherings as well as two new luxury guesthouses. New activities include fishing trips, chef challenges, wine classes, and a unique Navy SEAL training program. The additional guesthouses were designed to accommodate special events, corporate retreats and private gatherings.

Tides Inn, located in Irvington, Va., has announced the addition of a new Virginia Oyster Academy, which will provide guests with a Bay to Table experience. During this experience, guests will be able to go on a morning excursion with an authentic Virginia waterman where they will learn about the history of the oyster and benefits. It is available on Fridays and Saturdays from October to November.

The soon-to-open Omni Frisco Hotel in Dallas has announced the names of its new director of operations, director of finance, director of sales and marketing, director of engineering, director of human resources and neighborhood services general manager.

The hotel will open in July 2017. All of the announced positions will report to Jeff Smith, hotel general manager.

 

Ferndale’s Otus Supply opened last year, and named this cocktail after a song by New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Remy Martin 1738
—0.5 oz. Tempus Fugit Gran Classico
—0.75 oz. lemon sherbet*
—3 dashes hazelnut bitters*
—lemon twist for garnish
—Herbsaint

DIRECTIONS:
1. Rinse a Nick and Nora glass with Herbsaint.
2. Stir all other ingredients in a mixing glass.
3. Strain cocktail into Herbsaintrinsed glass.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.

 

Well, another fantastic Best of Michigan Awards party has come and gone. Every year, I think we’ve topped ourselves, though, really, each year’s celebration is wonderful in its unique way.

This year we took the party to Traverse City, a much-needed visit by the magazine’s readers and supporters to the region that has done so much to lure tourism to Michigan. The local meeting and events industry folks bent over backwards to make the experience exceptional. We spread out over two venues—the City Opera House and the Hotel Indigo—and enjoyed wonderful hospitality wherever we were.