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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 14:07

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:I've only been to macinac once in my adult life, not that hotel. Just spent a day there in September one year. It was coincidentally during some huge state republican conference.

Look, Bob, I'm going to level with you. Seeing all of those people in button down shirts and sweater vests combined with the clippity clop of horses was absolutely magical.


Damnit, Travis, you can't even spell Mackinac correctly.

BTW: Indont know the story, but I remember reading that Newt Gingrich damn near died in a plane accident on the island during a state GOP conference. Did you have anything to do with that?

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-05, 14:10

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It looks like the Easter bunny puked all over that room.
I would be scared to close my eyes in there.

What would go better with that room...than dinner at the new Sushi place?
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2016-05-05, 14:11

tGreenWay wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:I've only been to macinac once in my adult life, not that hotel. Just spent a day there in September one year. It was coincidentally during some huge state republican conference.

Look, Bob, I'm going to level with you. Seeing all of those people in button down shirts and sweater vests combined with the clippity clop of horses was absolutely magical.


Damnit, Travis, you can't even spell Mackinac correctly.

BTW: Indont know the story, but I remember reading that Newt Gingrich damn near died in a plane accident on the island during a state GOP conference. Did you have anything to do with that?

I was only there for a day, I skipped the spelling class.

Only if it was in 2013. I don't think it was though.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 14:13

NigelUno wrote:The pool was perfect!  

Anyone there during a Spring Special wouldn't be spending too much time at the pool.  

The Esther Willams Swimming Pool.   Please get it right if you want to participate.   And what part of HEATED  don't you understand?

Esther Williams Swimming Pool

Our 220-foot-long, serpentine-shaped heated pool is a popular gathering place. Take a refreshing dip, soak up some rays on the deck or relax on one of our lounge chairs overlooking the pool and the Straits of Mackinac. Guests are also welcome to enjoy our sauna and two whirlpools on the pool deck.

Poolside  and beverage service is available from the Pool Grill (seasonal) and complimentary snow cones are served daily (while supplies last). The Esther Williams Swimming Pool is named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.

Esther Williams Pool

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-05, 14:17

LooseGoose wrote:
NigelUno wrote:The pool was perfect!  

Anyone there during a Spring Special wouldn't be spending too much time at the pool.  

The Esther Willams Swimming Pool.   Please get it right if you want to participate.   And what part of HEATED  don't you understand?

Esther Williams Swimming Pool

Our 220-foot-long, serpentine-shaped heated pool is a popular gathering place. Take a refreshing dip, soak up some rays on the deck or relax on one of our lounge chairs overlooking the pool and the Straits of Mackinac. Guests are also welcome to enjoy our sauna and two whirlpools on the pool deck.

Poolside  and beverage service is available from the Pool Grill (seasonal) and complimentary snow cones are served daily (while supplies last). The Esther Williams Swimming Pool is named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie This Time for Keeps, filmed at Grand Hotel.

Esther Williams Pool



Are they heating the air also?
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 14:42

DWags wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I would be scared to close my eyes in there.

Even if you did, you could still see it.


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-05-05, 14:52



The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 15:10

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The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.

You leave Vernon T. Waldrip alone. He's bona fide.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-05, 15:12

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-05, 15:14

LooseGoose wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.




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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-05, 15:41

LooseGoose wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.

I don't advocate violence.. but that is awesome.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tanfan! on 2016-05-06, 06:43

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

Spoken like a true member of the proletariat. Unsophisticated types wouldn't enjoy staying at the grand. They keep the rif raf out by charging the middle class to walk through the place. lol. True

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tanfan! on 2016-05-06, 06:45

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.

Hilarious

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 07:24

Hotel opens in a week. Current temp is 40. Pack your swimsuit.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-06, 07:29

NigelUno wrote:Hotel opens in a week.  Current temp is 40.  Pack your swimsuit.


"looking forward to a crisp, reinvigorating frolic in the swim basin after a robust afternoon of Jitterbug instructions.. "..


sincerely,

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 07:48

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:Hotel opens in a week.  Current temp is 40.  Pack your swimsuit.


"looking forward to a crisp, reinvigorating frolic in the swim basin after a robust afternoon of Jitterbug instructions.. "..


sincerely,

LooseGoose

The pool can be fun. Especially the long ass walk back to the hotel and up the stairs. Just remember...PLEASE DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE LOBBY IN YOUR SWIM ATTIRE.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-06, 07:58



"Yes, Darling..? I hear the clippity-clop of horses... you know what that means.. it's time for high tea... and I can faintly hear the stark Mackinac winds carrying the latest hit tune from Bing Crosby across the majestic veranda.. oh, won't you join me"?

with greatest regards,

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 10:09

Robert J Sakimano wrote:

"Yes, Darling..? I hear the clippity-clop of horses... you know what that means.. it's time for high tea... and I can faintly hear the stark Mackinac winds carrying the latest hit tune from Bing Crosby across the majestic veranda.. oh, won't you join me"?

with greatest regards,

LooseGoose


Just make sure you have time for the 2 most popular activities on the island.

Watching someone make fudge.
And then buying fudge.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-05-06, 10:24

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

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

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

Spoken like a true member of the proletariat. Unsophisticated types wouldn't enjoy staying at the grand. They keep the rif raf out by charging the middle class to walk through the place. lol. True

That is a really big word for you, Tanfan!

Also, I am not sure a person in Florida is in position to comment on what is sophisticated and what is not.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2016-05-06, 10:44

Tanfan talking shit from Florida. That is rich.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 10:59

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Tanfan talking shit from Florida. That is rich.

To be fair, there are a few hotels in Orlando which are on the Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels (as is the Grand Hotel) including Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Universal's Royal Pacific Resort.

For the record, I have stayed at all 4 of those hotels.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-06, 11:07

the rusty garden tool of impalement that is The Grand Hotel versus Florida..

if given the choice, I might actually choose death.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 11:41

Robert J Sakimano wrote:the rusty garden tool of impalement that is The Grand Hotel versus Florida..

if given the choice, I might actually choose death.

The Royal Pacific has a nice pool.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2016-05-06, 11:53

NigelUno wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Tanfan talking shit from Florida. That is rich.

To be fair, there are a few hotels in Orlando which are on the Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels (as is the Grand Hotel) including Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Universal's Royal Pacific Resort.

For the record, I have stayed at all 4 of those hotels.

I will update my records. Thank you Nigel
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Nordic on 2016-05-06, 11:56

Did the American Girl Doll deal in Minny for my daughters B-day. Had the tea and crumpets. Afterwards the ladies went shopping and hit the roller rides. I went to BWs to watch college football and drink beer. Pretty much a win-win for everyone.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 12:26

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

To be fair, there are a few hotels in Orlando which are on the Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels (as is the Grand Hotel) including Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Universal's Royal Pacific Resort.

For the record, I have stayed at all 4 of those hotels.

I will update my records. Thank you Nigel

I may not have stayed at the Polynesian. I think I saw some tiki torches from the monorail though.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-05-06, 12:40

NigelUno wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:

I will update my records. Thank you Nigel

I may not have stayed at the Polynesian. I think I saw some tiki torches from the monorail though.

So you lied?
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-06, 12:49

Turtleneck wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

I may not have stayed at the Polynesian. I think I saw some tiki torches from the monorail though.

So you lied?

It's not a lie if you believe it.

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Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 12:57

I'm pretty sure I stayed at the Polynesian, but I may not have.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-05-06, 12:58

I'm pretty sure I stayed at the Polynesian, but I may not have.
LooseGoose wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:

So you lied?

It's not a lie if you believe it.

The pool at the Grand is great...in the spring.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-06, 13:28

NigelUno wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Tanfan talking shit from Florida. That is rich.

To be fair, there are a few hotels in Orlando which are on the Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels (as is the Grand Hotel) including Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Universal's Royal Pacific Resort.

For the record, I have stayed at all 4 of those hotels.

You're not under oath.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-05-06, 13:30

LooseGoose wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:

So you lied?

It's not a lie if you believe it.


It takes two to lie, Marge, one to lie and one to listen.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by tanfan! on 2016-05-06, 13:31

NigelUno wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Tanfan talking shit from Florida. That is rich.

To be fair, there are a few hotels in Orlando which are on the Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels (as is the Grand Hotel) including Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Universal's Royal Pacific Resort.

For the record, I have stayed at all 4 of those hotels.

There's also a four seasons and ritz Carlton. I prefer to travel to palm beach and stay at the breakers.

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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2016-05-08, 15:15

This retweet is not an endorsement.

Pure Michigan@PureMichigan 4m4 minutes ago
Here are 5 great reasons to visit @GrandHotelMI on @MackinacIsle this summer: http://puremi.ch/1SMSBAp  #PureMichigan
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-05-08, 15:25

Floyd Robertson wrote:This retweet is not an endorsement.

Pure Michigan@PureMichigan 4m4 minutes ago
Here are 5 great reasons to visit @GrandHotelMI on @MackinacIsle this summer: http://puremi.ch/1SMSBAp  #PureMichigan

Next time wear a jacket and you can be official....


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-05-08, 15:50

LooseGoose wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The Grand Hotel makes me want to don a straw hat and defend my best gal's honor.


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by BleacherSwill on 2016-05-08, 16:01

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

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.

Not your scene.  lol   Dude, they would not have you. NTTAWWT
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-09, 07:50

BleacherSwill wrote:
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yeah.. not my scene.

Not your scene.  lol   Dude, they would not have you. NTTAWWT


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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-10, 08:27

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel - A Peek Behind The Scenes

It’s three days before the official opening of the season at the 390-room, white-painted Victorian-era hotel with its famous, 660-foot front porch. The hotel’s 700 staffers are scurrying to prepare, as they have each season since the hotel opened in 1887.

Designer Brinsley Matthews literally has the sleeves of his striped oxford shirt rolled up

Larry Schipper leans into the ice cream freezer Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, which opened on the hotel’s ground floor in 2013.

With a smooth wrist motion, he demonstrates proper scooping techniques.

“High tea is excellent, and their meals are very, very classy,” she said.
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Re: A Michigan Treasure - The Grand Hotel

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-05-10, 08:29

I admire how the sleeves of Brinsley's striped oxford are literally rolled up.. as if to throw caution to the windswept veranda and proclaim "come at me, world.. I'm ready".


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