Proposed magazine ad campaign for Grand Hotel
Seeking to attract a new generation of visitors, the venerable Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan, requested a new direction in their print advertising. My art director and and I sketched out this new image with the theme “Get Carried Away,” a play on the hotel’s signature horse-drawn carriage. No cars are allowed on the island.

Get carried away!

Let Grand Hotel carry you away from the ordinary world, back in time, to an island where life still proceeds at the leisurely pace of a horse-drawn carriage. (Not even Henry Ford was allowed to bring a car!) Here, sumptuous dinners are followed by an evening stroll on the world’s longest verandah in an incomparable setting on the Straits of Mackinac. Prices include breakfast and five-course dinner daily, plus all gratuities and baggage handling charges. Visit Grand Hotel on historic Mackinac Islandand get carried away. For reservations and information call 1-800-33-GRAND (1-800-334-7263). www.grandhotel.com

Ready to rock and roll?

Rock on – on the world’s longest verandah – and enjoy the quiet, gentle breezes from the Straits of Mackinac. Or take easy-going tours by bike or buggy. Stroll, walk, shop, enjoy the gardens and the scenery. For a change of pace, indulge in lively dinner conversation. Prices include...Visit Grand Hotel on historic Mackinac Island. (Leave your knitting at home!) For reservations and information call 1-800-33 GRAND (1-800-334-7263). www.grandhotel.com

Even the pears
get dressed for dinner.

For over 100 years, guests of Grand Hotel have enjoyed sophisticated, formal dining. Here, the duck à l’orange is adorned with frills and the roast of lamb always wears a crown. Grand Hotel’s acclaimed sommelier will graciously recommend the perfect accompaniment from our award-winning wine list. Inquire about special Fall package weekends. Prices include...

Uncork! And breathe easier.

Relax! Breathe easier at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. And savor the dining experience. Our acclaimed sommelier will graciously recommend the perfect accompaniment from our award-winning wine list, featuring vintages specially bottled for Grand Hotel and a vast selection from around the world. Inquire about special Fall package weekends. Prices include...

We’ve got a swingin’ place.

Swing with us at Grand Hotel on historic Mackinac Island – from morning ’til night – with recreational opportunities all around. Golf with a view of the lake. Clay court tennis. Swing music nightly. And special Fall package weekends for sports enthusiasts. Prices include ...


Carry-out. Our way.

There’s so much to explore on historic Mackinac Island! Bike, hike or ride horseback and enjoy a romantic lunch along the way: a delightful picnic basket in nature’s grandest setting. Visit Grand Hotel on the Straits of Mackinac. Prices include...

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