“Start spreading the news,” Frank Sinatra croons in his signature song about New York. In truth, when it comes to spreading news about a U.S. destination, it’s Michigan that lands on top.
It’s hard, if not impossible, to beat the beauty of Michigan when it comes to leaf peeping and other autumn activities.
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.