Luxury World Travel: 5 Decadent Michigan Hotel Experiences That Will Instantly Sooth Your Mind and Body


Luxury World Travel | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

If the thought of luxury travel sparks images of world class experiences, exquisite hotels, top notch surroundings and outstanding restaurants, your next vacation just might be in Michigan!

In the world of luxury travel, Michigan offers top-notch hotels, restaurants and experiences that will create memories for years to come.  


Mackinac Island, Grand Hotel and Pink Pony

The Grand HotelThe Grand Hotel

I believe Mackinac Island is at the top of luxury world travel vacation choices as the Island and non-chain hotels offer incredibly immersive experiences. 


The Grand HotelThe Grand Hotel


Here's Why You Should Stay at the Grand Hotel:

  • First, it's on an island!!  You can only get there by private boat or ferry. 
  • Pampering and luxury is at its finest at the Grand Hotel.  Your baggage is taken to your hotel from the ferry and you will arrive at the hotel in style: By horse drawn carriage. 
  • Enjoy the evening on the hotel's long veranda while sipping a drink and watching the horse drawn carriages slowly pass by.   
  • No vehicles are allowed on the island so you will sleep soundly at night, free of honking or loud vehicle noises outside your windows.
  • The island is very safe, even at night.  So go for a long walk along the shoreline! 
  • Lots of diverse outdoor activities including ferry rides, horse drawn carriages, bike riding, kayaking opportunities and sightseeing. 


The Pink PonyThe Pink Pony


The Pink Pony is also an exceptional hotel experience while staying on Mackinac Island. Their restaurant is top notch and one of our favorite places to eat!

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Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn

Chateau ChantalChateau Chantal


Chateau Chantal: 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI  

Love wine AND luxurious accommodations? Their beautiful suites will make you feel like a rock star, especially while sipping wine and overlooking the bay.  The magnificent view above is absolutely breathtaking during all seasons.


Luxury World Travel, Right Here in Michigan: Experience the Grand Traverse Resort


Indulge in the ultimate Michigan resort experience at the Grand Traverse resort and spa located at 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI. 

At the Grand Traverse Resort, you will find something to please everyone.  Indulge in golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, fitness classes, kayaking, biking trails, pools, summer beach bon fires, live music and so much more!  It's the ultimate in luxury world travel in Michigan!

The rooms are spectacular, many with water views. The rooms are also modern, clean and well appointed. 


Detroit Marriott 

Detroit MarriottDetroit Marriott


If you are looking for an exquisite hotel experience while exploring Detroit, the Marriott is THE PLACE. Not only are the rooms excellently appointed, but the views of the city, Detroit river and Canada are absolutely breathtaking.  The Marriott is housed within the Renaissance Center that houses office spaces, several fantastic restaurants and retail stores.  It's the ultimate in luxury world travel in Michigan!

We fully enjoy staying at the Detroit Marriott as it is centrally located and within walking distance to Hart Plaza, The Fist, The Spirit of Detroit, the Riverwalk and the Guardian Building.  


Detroit MarriottDetroit Marriott: View from our room

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 U.S. 31 North S, Traverse City, MI

If you are searching for a hotel that is more than just a hotel, check out the Great Wolf Lodge located in Traverse City.  Fun for the whole family, Great Wolf Lodge has exciting character appearances for the kids, a massive water park, exciting shows and themed hotel rooms. You can dine, splash, shop and get fit all year round!


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