Grand Hotel | November 16, 2020
(Mackinac Island, Mich.) November 16, 2020 – The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Orlando as the property’s new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In her role, Orlando will develop strategies to establish the Grand Hotel as a leader in the marketplace through the development of future and repeat business. “Dana is an outstanding addition to the Grand Hotel team,” said Doug Dean, Executive Vice President of Operations. “Her creativity, vast knowledge and expertise in the luxury hospitality industry will elevate our already iconic p...
Grand Hotel | June 23, 2020
Mackinac Island, Mich. - June 22, 2020 – The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Cerrie as the property’s new Executive Chef. In his role, Cerrie oversees the operations of Grand Hotel’s on-site restaurants, including the spectacular Main Dining Room, Woods, Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, The Gatehouse, Grand Coffee and Provisions, and Fort Mackinac Tea Room. Cerrie has more than 25 years of culinary experience and has prepared food for dignitaries and celebrities alike. In 2013, Cerrie was inducted as Chef Rôtisseur into the Chaîne des...
Stanley Turkel | January 14, 2020
Hotel History: Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama (306 Rooms) The site on which The Grand Hotel sits today has seen two earlier hotels so named and the area surrounding the hotel and grounds has had a long and exciting history. It begins in 1847, when a Mr. Chamberlain built a rambling, 100-foot long, two-story hotel with lumber brought down from Mobile by sailboats. There were forty guest rooms and a shaded front gallery with outside stairs at each end. The dining room was located in an adjacent structure, and a third two-story building, called The Texas, housed the bar. Destroyed in an 1893 hurricane, the bar was rebuilt and, according to...
Davidson Hotels & Resorts | October 29, 2019
ATLANTA (October 29, 2019) – Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading full-service hospitality management companies, welcomes Grand Hotel on Michigan’s historic Mackinac Island to its expanding portfolio. Operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury operating division specializing in one-of-a-kind experiences at each of its properties, the distinguished 397-room hotel marks the third historic landmark under its management. Located high on a bluff with sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, Grand Hotel beckons visitors to a bygone era of old-world hospitality a...
Stanley Turkel | January 29, 2019
by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Grand Hotel The "Grand" as it is called on the island, is a historic coastal resort with a spectacular 660-foot long, three-story high porch. Below this covered veranda is a manicured lawn sloping down to a formal flower garden where 10,000 geraniums bloom in season among other flower beds with wild blossoms. The hotel is located on Mackinac Island which is in the straits between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. It has thrived because of an important decision made in the 1920s. All private cars and trucks were outlawed on the island which gives visitors a chance to live in a village without...
Kennebunkport Resort Collection Names Corinne Finn-Heyl General Manager of Kennebunkport Inn and Cape Arundel Inn & Resort
the Kennebunkport Resort Collection | August 25, 2016
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME (August 25, 2016) – In a continuing effort to redefine coastal Maine's hospitality landscape, Bill Bamford, CFO & COO of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) announced strategic management changes across KRC's diverse portfolio of luxury and upscale properties. Corinne Finn-Heyl has taken the helm as the new general manager of Kennebunkport Inn and Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. In this position, Finn-Heyl will provide operational leadership and strategic direction for both properties. Finn-Heyl joins KRC from The White Barn Inn and Spa in Kennebunk, ME. With nearly a decade of experience in coastal New ...
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