Mackinac Island • Case Study

Grand Hotel:

Preserving History and Preparing for the Future

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A Look Into the Challenges We Successfully Overcame While Updating the Legendary Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
Located on a small island on the Straits of Mackinac, Grand Hotel has been a beloved summer destination since 1887. The hotel boasts 388 rooms, each designed in their own unique style.

Case & Associates was tasked with updating the bathrooms, 100-year-old Esther Williams Swimming Pool, and their vast retail spaces – all in time for the summer vacation season to begin. With this in mind, location, weather, and more added to the complications of this project. However, with experience, collaboration, and a pinch of luck, we were able to complete this project on time and on budget. Want to learn more about how we successfully completed this project?
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    Our Obstacles
    • Preserving the history and maintaining the structural integrity of the 130-year-old hotel was a priority
    • The island did NOT permit vehicles. For this reason, primary transportation was bike, horse, and buggy, or walking
    • The renovation took place during the off-season, the winter (below-freezing temperatures)
    • We had an 8-seater plane fly in equipment and raw materials after the lake froze over
    What We Did
    • The first thing to remember, this project was completed on time and on budget – in under 5 months
    • Altogether, we renovated 340 unique bathrooms
    • Overall, $2,500,000 of concrete used (2 concrete trucks ferried over)
    • Project was completed during COVID, which added new challenges
    • And much more



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