Mission Point Resort Opens in May with New Spa, More Dining and Shopping Options


Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort will reopen in May with a new spa and workout facility, a salon, and a multi-use café and shopping options, among other renovations.

“Over the last year, we have moved aggressively to leverage the potential this legendary property has as an upper scale, full-service resort destination through significant renovations and offerings,” says Liz Ware, vice president of public relations at Mission Point.

Ware says renovations of the property began last year following the purchase of the property in late 2014 by Dennert O. Ware, CEO of CeloNova Biosciences Inc. in San Antonio, and his wife, Suzanne. The first phase of renovations included new artwork in the lobby, refreshed rooms, and additional programming offerings.

A refreshed king room at Mission Point

The second phase of renovations, which will be ready for Mission Point’s reopening on May 6, includes a new spa, a salon, and a workout facility. Ware says the spa will offer a variety of treatments for men and women including massages and facials.

Ware says the second phase of renovations also includes completing renovations and updates. Each guest room will receive new bedding and pillows, artwork, and bathroom accessories. She says the halls and public spaces will also feature a lighter color palate.

In addition, the new marketplace will be divided into four spaces. The café will offer tea, coffee, house-made pastries, beer, and wine. Ware says a sweet shop will sell homemade ice cream and fudge, Italian ice, macaroons, gelato, and Champagne. There will also be a newsstand selling newspapers and magazines, along with a boutique featuring clothing, accessories, and jewelry.

Additional programming includes an artist-in-residency program, a music showcase, garden tours, and group bicycle rides. The final phase of the renovation project will be completed by next summer.