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December 10 2012

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa: Resort Meetings - With a Conscience

Jennifer N. Dienst
For nearly 25 years, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has been regarded as the crème de la crème of full-service resorts in the Midwest. With a prime spot along the shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay, the nearly 600-room resort offers multiple types of accommodations, including tower or hotel rooms and suites as well as condominiums, along with 86,500 square feet of flexible meeting space. From the pillar-free, 19,320-square-foot Governors’ Hall to the resort’s private Beach Club overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, the resort’s indoor and outdoor venues are flexible enough to accommodate any size group, whether it’s 20 or 2,500 attendees.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is proud of the emphasis the staff places on corporate social responsibility, and supports local and community initiatives through volunteering, donations, and fundraising. The resort also recognizes the importance of sustainability and has become a leader among Michigan’s Green Lodging properties with its property-wide environmental management system. Because of the resort’s commitment to CSR and sustainability, groups including the Center for Automotive Research, the Detroit Red Wings, and Special Olympics Michigan continue to bring their annual meetings and events to the resort year after year.

When it’s time to unwind, attendees can play on one of the resort’s three championship golf courses or take a group lesson at the all-new pcma convene April 2012 www.pcma.org Corporate Social Responsibility Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Golf Academy. The renowned Grand Traverse Tennis Academy, Spa Grand Traverse, and multiple indoor and outdoor pool complexes are also available as on-site recreation options.

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, golf and tennis 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, and Vegas-style gaming nearby at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge

Get Here:Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is situated along the shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay.

Place your Bets:The 900-acre Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, which also owns and operates the nearby Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel (four miles away) and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge (25 miles away). Both offer Vegas-style gaming.

 For More Information

 Grand Traverse Resort and Spa; (800) 748-0303; www.grandtraverseresort.com


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