Grand Hotel Gets New Owner

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will be changing hands for the first time in many years. The Musser family who owns the iconic hotel has been involved with the hotel for over 85 years. According to a press release from the hotel, the deal is expected to close in the next 30 days, and Dan Musser III will remain as Chairman providing leadership and guidance to the team. The 397 room hotel and its world-record winning longest porch (660 feet long) are on the list of National Historic Landmarks. The new owner, KSL Capital Partners, LLC is, according to Musser, a seasoned investor in travel and leisure businesses with a depth of resources and capabilities to provide exceptional service. KSL Principal Michael Mohapp said KSL understands the importance of the Grand Hotel to Mackinac Island, the State of Michigan, and beyond as well as its history, charm, and traditions. He went on to say that it is both a privilege and a great responsibility to take over ownership. The hotel is currently in its 133rd season.