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 David Sanderson Named General Manager for
the Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island, MI - April 5, 2006 - The Grand Heritage Hotel Group, operators of the historic Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, announced the appointment of David Sanderson to general manager.  Mr. Sanderson joins Mission Point Resort from the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Cumberland, MD.  The Mission Point Resort will open for the 2006 season on May 3rd with special family and golf packages. 
Mr. Sanderson brings an extensive hospitality resort management background to his new position at Mission Point.  In addition to his tenure at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort, he has held management positions at the Evergreen Conference Center and Resort in Stone Mountain, GA., the Columbus Hilton Hotel, Columbus, GA, and the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg/Hershey, PA...  He attended Northeastern University in Boston, and has earned the Certified Hotel Administration designation from the American Hospitality and Management Association. "David's sales and marketing background combined with his track record of delivering excellent customer service will deliver our owners a product of which they will be proud," said Stephen Moore, Managing Director of Grand Management. 

Grand Heritage Hotel Group, which was appointed the management company for the property last spring, is one of the nation's premier owner-operators of independent historic hotels.  Grand Heritage Hotels specializes in historic properties that epitomize luxury and comfort. Originally founded in 1989 by owner John Cullen, the Grand Heritage Hotel Company, included 18 hotels in the United States and 57 international franchises.  The company was sold to Wyndham International in 1997 and subsequently repurchased by Mr. Cullen in 2003.  He is now re-launching the Grand Heritage Hotels brand that presently includes 15 hotels and an additional four properties under contract.

About Mission Point Resort - Mackinac's Island Friendly Resort
For more than three decades Mission Point Resort has been welcoming guests with quaint, casual and friendly comfort -- unique to the Mackinac Island experience. Bordered by flowering lilacs and the glistening shores of Lake Huron, Mission Point epitomizes old world hospitality and charm, with the Island's most updated amenities and services.  The resort offers 242 spacious guest rooms, a lodge, dining facilities, 38,000 square feet of conference space and complete resort amenities. 
For recreation, Mission Point is famous for its family activities.  From sailing, boating, horseback riding, hiking and biking to organized kids activities, and golf, the Resort offers an endless array of opportunities to relax and play.  In addition, Mission Point's Kids Club offers supervised age appropriate activities with trained camp counselors for kids ages two through 16. There is also a Recreation Center, swimming pool and hot tubs.

For dining, choose from the Bistro on the Greens Cafe, which provides al fresco dining from breakfast through dinner or The Round Island Bar & Grill, for casual midday or evening dining featuring live entertainment.  For fine dining, The Epicurean is open nightly serving a sophisticated menu of European style cuisine.  And most important, Mission Point encourages guests to dine in comfort -- casual resort attire is appropriate in all restaurants.

For more information or reservations about Mission Point Resort, visit online at or call; toll free, 1-800- 833-7711.


Gayle MacIntyre
For Mission Point Resort

Also See: Winston Hotels Forms Joint Venture with Grand Heritage Hotel Company to Acquire the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado / August 2005
Portland Developer Paul Brenneke Awarded the Avalon Hotel & Spa In Settlement with Former Partners; Grand Heritage Hotels Appointed Manager / June 2004


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