July 8 through July 14, 2012: Grand Hotel Week

WHEREAS, established in 1887, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island continues to be one of America's premier vacation destinations; and,


WHEREAS, in 1957, the Michigan Historical Association designated the Grand Hotel as a state historical building and in 1989, the U.S. Department of Interior designated it a national historic landmark; and,


WHEREAS, known for world-class hospitality and its 660-foot front porch, the world's longest, the Grand Hotel and its staff enjoy more than 130,000 overnight guests each season, and have hosted five U.S. presidents; and,


WHEREAS, during this week, we join with the Woodfill and Musser families and all of the Great Lakes State in recognizing and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Grand Hotel; we encourage Michigan citizens and visitors alike to visit this true, Pure Michigan attraction;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 8 through Saturday, July 14, 2012 as Grand Hotel Week in Michigan.