Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Begins Final Phase of $13M Renovation Plan

A $10 million renovation is underway at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, northeast of Traverse City, to update 242 guest rooms, two junior suites, four hospitality suites, and all corridors in its original six-story hotel.
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The $10-million renovation of the original hotel is the last and largest segment of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s four-year, $13 million renovation plan. // Courtesy of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

A $10 million renovation is underway at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, northeast of Traverse City, to update 242 guest rooms, two junior suites, four hospitality suites, and all corridors in its original six-story hotel.

“This renovation brings in new and updated amenities that our guests will benefit from,” says Matthew Bryant, general manager. Work is expected to be finished in spring 2023, completing a four-year, $13 million renovation plan.

Bryant says the renovated rooms will provide guests with exceptional comfort and quality and will be filled with convenient amenities. Interior finishes will provide rich textures, nature-inspired neutral palettes, softness, and warmth.

The resort has more than 550 guest rooms for groups looking to meet in 86,500 square feet of newly renovated meeting space. Each room will include 55-inch smart TVs, a mini-refrigerator, convenient power units with USB plug-ins, updated bathroom vanities, and a tile shower.

“This hotel renovation comes off the completion of our three-year, $3 million total meeting space renovation,” says Katie Leonard, director of sales. “We listened to our group and leisure guests about what amenities they’d like to see in the hotel rooms.”

The resort’s original hotel opened in 1980. This $10 million renovation will be the most extensive to date. The Resort has partnered with Traverse City construction companies, with Bouma Corporation leading the project. Interior design work is being done by Fuller Design from Grand Rapids.

“The resort is a northern Michigan landmark, and the décor will reflect that,” says Bryant. “Guests will enjoy a balance of refined and rustic character with organic beauty, plus artwork that is rich in the history of the resort’s owners, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.”

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