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.
From an 1800s opera house to an early 1920s theater, these places evoke a mystique all their own.
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.
No cars, just bicycles and horse-drawn carriages. It might feel like a throwback to another era, and Mackinac Island certainly has quaint charm. But it’s also a beautiful modern-day getaway.