Grand Hotel begins massive transformation

Special to The Courier
Posted 1/9/17

Opened in 1847, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear will be transformed in the next 16 months during a major renovation.

“From redesigning meeting space and guest …

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Opened in 1847, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear will be transformed in the next 16 months during a major renovation.

“From redesigning meeting space and guest rooms to enhancing the resort's legendary service and culinary options,  this historic legend will take Southern hospitality to a higher level," said Tony Davis, CEO of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Resort Collection.

The transformation is schedule to be complete in Spring 2018.     

“The Grand Hotel has played a major role in the region historically, socially and financially," said Davis. “After much research and planning, the next chapter in the Grand's history is being written. Over the coming months, buildings will be transformed one at a time to minimize guest disruption during the process. In April 2018, the Grand Hotel will reach an even higher pinnacle of hospitality excellence when the resort joins the Autograph Collection of hotels.”

The Autograph Collection properties are high end and remarkably independent while still benefitting from Marriott's expertise. These international hotels focus on great design, are located in preferred locations and are beacons of good taste.

The first phase will address the South Bay, North Bay and Marina House’s 225 rooms, with an expected completion date of Spring 2017.

Phase 2, which consists of the conference center, should be completed in phases by the end of 2017.

The Grand Hotel opened a new golf practice facility in 2016. The Grand Golf Experience features  three acres of tee surface, 22,000 square feet of USGA greens surfaces, today’s most advanced teaching technology, club fitting services, a two-acre short game area and a 1,500 square foot range house.

The Experience is a destination for the avid golfer as well as families looking to enjoy the great game of golf. Individual and group lessons are available from the Lakewood Club professionals.

Renovations to the Lakewood Club's Azalea and Dogwood courses are planned in the future.

The rooms in the Spa Building will be renovated with a design inspired by the spa experience. While services and protocols will transform as the Grand becomes an Autograph Hotel, the Spa at the Grand will maintain its current design and world-class offerings.