Instagram alert! It doesn’t get more picturesque than the Mission Point Resort, located on Mackinac Island. And after a $2 million renovation to the charming Promenade Deck Pavilion, the 241-room lakeside retreat is a more scenic spot for gatherings than ever before.
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Michael Cerrie was recently named the Executive Chef for Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel.
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Ken Hayward has spent nearly his entire career serving at one hotel. But when you start your career at one of the most iconic and historic hotels in Michigan— even the nation—it’s hard to see yourself anywhere else. Hayward, executive vice president and managing director of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, was recently named Hotelier of the Year by Historic Hotels of America. This honor comes decades after Hayward was given an unexpected opportunity.
Sales Director Annie Farrell celebrates 22 exciting years promoting one of Mackinac Island’s most iconic gems.
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.
The MACVB has appointed its new officers for the 2017 calendar. The newly elected officers are:
- President: Jack Schripsema (Lansing)
- Past President: Linda Freybler (Calhoun County)
- Vice President: Linda Hoath (Sault Ste. Marie)
- Secretary: Chris Rowley (Mount Pleasant)
- Treasurer: Bob Lukens (Muskegon)
- Members at Large: Tim Hygh (Mackinac Island)
- Amanda Wilkin (Charlevoix)
MACVB is made up of the 46 member convention and visitor bureaus all throughout Michigan.
Bradley McCallum, a Michigan native, developed a passion for travel and the guest experience while working in the Midwest, Europe and Asia. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with some great companies and great mentors,” McCallum says. He now showcases that passion as general manager of Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island.