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A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on Thu May 05, 2016 10:25 am

If you want a gift the wife will remember, get her a few days at this hotel rather than a purse.

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel preps for season



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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 10:27 am

LooseGoose wrote:If you want a gift the wife will remember, get her a few days at this hotel rather than a purse.

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel preps for season



Simply. Magical.

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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 10:40 am

"Down the hill, Matthews, the designer, gazes through the window of the hotel's newest restaurant, Sushi Grand, slated to open later this month.

The restaurant is locked, but Matthews beckons others to look with him. A quick peek that reveals red-lacquered wooden barstools and iridescent tiles, sort of the Grand Hotel-style elegance with an Asian flair."

A sushi restaurant.

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Post by By-Tor on Thu May 05, 2016 10:41 am

Who really goes there? I'm curious. I would expect a bunch of old hags and homely people.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 10:43 am

By-Tor wrote:Who really goes there? I'm curious. I would expect a bunch of old hags and homely people.
I've been married for 22 years.. if I ever wanted to get a divorce, all I'd have to do is take my wife to that place.


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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 10:45 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
By-Tor wrote:Who really goes there? I'm curious. I would expect a bunch of old hags and homely people.
I've been married for 22 years.. if I ever wanted to get a divorce, all I'd have to do is take my wife to that place.



She doesn't like sushi?

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 10:47 am

NigelUno wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I've been married for 22 years.. if I ever wanted to get a divorce, all I'd have to do is take my wife to that place.



She doesn't like sushi?
does it come with divorce papers?

If so, yes.

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Post by tGreenWay on Thu May 05, 2016 10:50 am

I love the lighted fountains out front and the way they're choreographed to music. So many people gather in the evening to watch. I thought I saw George Clooney one night.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 10:52 am

tGreenWay wrote:I love the lighted fountains out front and the way they're choreographed to music. So many people gather in the evening to watch. I thought I saw George Clooney one night.
dude.. I think you just wrote the opening line to the latest hit song by Taylor Swift.

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Post by Rocinante on Thu May 05, 2016 10:54 am

Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymore got it on there.
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Post by Triple Sparty on Thu May 05, 2016 10:58 am

Wasn't it the ghost of Clark?
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu May 05, 2016 11:00 am

By-Tor wrote:Who really goes there? I'm curious. I would expect a bunch of old hags and homely people.







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Post by tGreenWay on Thu May 05, 2016 11:05 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:I love the lighted fountains out front and the way they're choreographed to music. So many people gather in the evening to watch. I thought I saw George Clooney one night.
dude.. I think you just wrote the opening line to the latest hit song by Taylor Swift.



And then the tabloids will speculate how long Tay Tay keeps George before kicking him to the curb.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 11:06 am

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:dude.. I think you just wrote the opening line to the latest hit song by Taylor Swift.



And then the tabloids will speculate how long Tay Tay keeps George before kicking him to the curb.
but imagine the quality of music that would come from such a dire circumstance..

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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 11:10 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

She doesn't like sushi?
does it come with divorce papers?

If so, yes.


It basically caters to the American Girl crowd.

Some people love that.

But, in all reality it's a tourist trap.

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Post by tGreenWay on Thu May 05, 2016 11:10 am

By-Tor wrote:Who really goes there? I'm curious. I would expect a bunch of old hags and homely people.


We go every couple of years for a conference. We also honeymooned there. I still really dig the hotel, the actual physical structure, but the quality of the food in the main restaurant has really fallen off. Guess I'll have to drag myself to the sushi place. Better yet, go into town and grab a burger.
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Post by tGreenWay on Thu May 05, 2016 11:11 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:


And then the tabloids will speculate how long Tay Tay keeps George before kicking him to the curb.
but imagine the quality of music that would come from such a dire circumstance..


It would be heartbreaking. And empowering.
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Post by Triple Sparty on Thu May 05, 2016 11:17 am

What is the American Girl crowd? Never heard that term before.
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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 11:34 am


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 11:38 am

NigelUno wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:does it come with divorce papers?

If so, yes.


It basically caters to the American Girl crowd.

Some people love that.

But, in all reality it's a tourist trap.
yeah.. not my scene.
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Post by Triple Sparty on Thu May 05, 2016 11:42 am

Love Mackinaw but never been to the Grand.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on Thu May 05, 2016 11:42 am


Holy fuck. One of the guys that went with us to the Rose Bowl had to hit up the LA American Girl store for his kid the next day. I don't think I have ever felt more out of place than when we went into that store. They have a fucking tea party room that you can bring your dolls to have brunch. I never knew that world existed until that day.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 11:45 am

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

Holy fuck. One of the guys that went with us to the Rose Bowl had to hit up the LA American Girl store for his kid the next day. I don't think I have ever felt more out of place than when we went into that store. They have a fucking tea party room that you can bring your dolls to have brunch. I never knew that world existed until that day.
yeah..

now imagine an American Girl store for adults.. and you have the Grand Hotel.

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu May 05, 2016 11:45 am

Triple Sparty wrote:Love Mackinaw but never been to the Grand.

It really is worth staying at least once, not my normal cuppa but I've enjoyed myself there. It kind of takes you back to another time, think the 1900-1930 era. I wouldn't want to live it every day but nothing wrong with experiencing it now and then. Men and women "dressed" for meals, afternoon tea on the veranda and personalized service.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu May 05, 2016 11:46 am

Robert J Sakimano wrote:yeah..
now imagine an American Girl store for adults.. and you have the Grand Hotel.

For someone that's never been there you seem to think you know the place.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 11:51 am

LooseGoose wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:yeah..
now imagine an American Girl store for adults.. and you have the Grand Hotel.

For someone that's never been there you seem to think you know the place.
actually, we go every year..



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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Thu May 05, 2016 11:52 am

Most judgmental hippy ever.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 11:57 am

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Most judgmental hippy ever.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on Thu May 05, 2016 11:59 am

LooseGoose wrote:
Triple Sparty wrote:Love Mackinaw but never been to the Grand.

It really is worth staying at least once, not my normal cuppa but I've enjoyed myself there. It kind of takes you back to another time, think the 1900-1930 era. I wouldn't want to live it every day but nothing wrong with experiencing it now and then. Men and women "dressed" for meals, afternoon tea on the veranda and personalized service.

That actually sounds horrible. No wonder God put an iceberg in front of the Titanic.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 12:00 pm

Turtleneck wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

It really is worth staying at least once, not my normal cuppa but I've enjoyed myself there.   It kind of takes you back to another time, think the 1900-1930 era.   I wouldn't want to live it every day but nothing wrong with experiencing it now and then.  Men and women "dressed" for meals, afternoon tea on the veranda and personalized service.

That actually sounds horrible. No wonder God put an iceberg in front of the Titanic.
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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 12:01 pm

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

Holy fuck. One of the guys that went with us to the Rose Bowl had to hit up the LA American Girl store for his kid the next day. I don't think I have ever felt more out of place than when we went into that store. They have a fucking tea party room that you can bring your dolls to have brunch. I never knew that world existed until that day.
yeah..

now imagine an American Girl store for adults.. and you have the Grand Hotel.


Actually, an American Girl store in the Hotel would be a great idea.

With a book series that comes out with new dolls every year based on island "adventures".

And themed rooms.

Jackpot.

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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 12:03 pm

Turtleneck wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

It really is worth staying at least once, not my normal cuppa but I've enjoyed myself there. It kind of takes you back to another time, think the 1900-1930 era. I wouldn't want to live it every day but nothing wrong with experiencing it now and then. Men and women "dressed" for meals, afternoon tea on the veranda and personalized service.

That actually sounds horrible. No wonder God put an iceberg in front of the Titanic.

The hotel does have a cruise ship feel to it. After a day and half, you want to get back to the mainland.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 12:05 pm




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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu May 05, 2016 12:10 pm



"one stay at The Grand Hotel and you, too, will want to dress up like one of the columns for a family picture"
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Thu May 05, 2016 12:11 pm

A place like that can't actually allow kids in there, can they? Jesus my kids would terrorize the place if it's that prissy.

I would like to check it out, haven't been up close in probably 30 years. Don't think I would want to stay there, though.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu May 05, 2016 12:12 pm

Robert J Sakimano wrote:

"one stay at The Grand Hotel and you, too, will want to dress up like one of the columns for a family picture"


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Post by NigelUno on Thu May 05, 2016 12:21 pm

There is an added charge of 19.5% and a 2% Mackinac Island assessment on room rates. Michigan 6% sales tax is added to all rates, including the added charge.

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Post by By-Tor on Thu May 05, 2016 12:28 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:A place like that can't actually allow kids in there, can they? Jesus my kids would terrorize the place if it's that prissy.

I would like to check it out, haven't been up close in probably 30 years. Don't think I would want to stay there, though.
Just send the kids to the waterpark and arcade while enjoying your tea on the veranda.
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Post by By-Tor on Thu May 05, 2016 12:30 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:

"one stay at The Grand Hotel and you, too, will want to dress up like one of the columns for a family picture"



The damn teenaged daughter ruined the pic with her cream colored top instead of stark white top
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Post by DWags on Thu May 05, 2016 12:42 pm

I got kicked out of there once. Not a ghost story either.
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