Bar Leadership Forum 2019

Guest Activities

Pre-registration is required for these activities.
You may register guest(s) here.

Prohibition & the Roaring 20's Lecture
Friday June 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Adults $30, Children 12 and under $15

Learn how the hotel kept the good times flowing during prohibition. Hear some of the fascinating stories about the hotel's "back of the house" entertainment taking place in its very own Speakeasy. Meet some of the heroes and villains of this outrageous time and the part they played in keeping the doors open even after the stock market crash of 1929.

Grand Reception
Friday June 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Adults $40, Children 12 and under $18

Friday night would not be complete without a grand reception on the Grand Hotel's historic front porch. Join us as we mingle to network and watch the sunset with dramatic views of the Mackinac bridge.

The Art, Antiques & Interior Design Tour
Saturday June 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Adults $30, Children 12 and under $15

Who chose these colors? Get the inside scoop on the design philosophy of Carlton Varney from Dorothy Draper & Co. Learn about the eclectic mix of antiques throughout the hotel. The tour will visit the Art Gallery to interpret a couple of significant works and also the hotel's Resident Artist Marlee Brown's vivid art gallery. The walking tour will include some stairs.