Mackinac Island -- The Grand Hotel officially opened its revamped Esther Williams Pool and grounds Thursday evening with a ribbon-tying ceremony, symbolically connecting the iconic resort’s past with the present.
The 220-foot-long pool, which opened a century ago, underwent a $10 million makeover that included the creation of a family-friendly area with a zero-depth beach entry, a water jet play area and water slide. The grounds were expanded to accommodate more guests and new pool furniture for the deck, terrace and lawn was added. And, for the first time, guests can reserve cabanas that also offer food and beverage service.
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