The Grand Hotel Enters A New Era
Nestled in Lake Huron, this classic American hotel has been welcoming generations of families who are drawn to its lost-in-time quality, as well as its all-American values.
The Grand Hotel is home to the longest porch in the world, clocking in at 660 feet long. The porch is lined with white rocking chairs and geraniums, and is visible when approaching the island by ferry boat or airplane.
No two rooms at the Grand Hotel are alike, but what they have in common are bright colors and bold patterns. The Vanderbilt Suite has lake views and slate wallpapered walls.
While Yip wanted to preserve many elements of the past, he also wanted to elevate the guest experience. “It’s about respecting the past while moving forward,” he says. Yip selected Cambria products for the guest bathrooms, pool bar, and retail displays, due to their beauty and durability.
Yip also had to respect the hotel’s history, architecture, and signature colors when planning the redesign. “It’s a beloved, iconic hotel, so I approached the project with a lot of reverence,” says Yip. “We were mindful that we were in one of the most beloved hotels in America. It was a huge honor to be a part of the refresh.”