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Professional Convention Management Association

December 26 2012

MIDWEST: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Ali Gramaglia

Midwest meetings perfected

The Midwest has always had a reputation for genuine friendliness and unpretentiousness, and groups can find that legendary hospitality personified at Michigan’s Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The 900-acre property has spent the past 25 years perfecting its renowned brand of luxury and service, and is now regarded as one of the Midwest’s premier full-service resort and conference centers.

Need lots of space? Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has it and then some. Beyond close to 600 rooms, suites, and condominiums, the property’s 86,500 square feet of meeting and function space includes both indoor and outdoor venues. Ideal for meetings of up to 2,500 attendees, the resort’s meeting facilities range from the pillar-free, 19,320-squarefoot Governors’ Hall to the resort’s private beach club on Grand Traverse Bay.

Just this year, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa completed several extensive infrastructure upgrades, including a renovation of 240 guest rooms in the property’s six-story hotel. The resort is also a recognized leader among Michigan’s Green Lodging properties, and has implemented a number of sustainability initiatives to establish a property-wide environmental management system - no small accomplishment for a resort property of such a large size.

Just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Mich., Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is a 10-minute drive from Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). The property is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, which also owns and operates Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, four miles east of Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, about 25 miles northwest.

At a Glance

Meeting facilities
• 86,500 square feet of meeting space

Number of guest rooms
• 585

Amenities

• Three restaurants and four bars
• Three championship golf courses, tennis and golf academies
• 7,000-square-foot spa
• 100,000-square-foot health club
• Four pools, including a 15,000-square-foot indoor water playground
• The Shores Beach Club

For more information: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa - (800) 748-0303; grandtraverseresort.com

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