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Point Clear, AL

Grand Hotel Resort and Spa

240,000 square feet

GMC was retained by PCH Hotels and Resorts to design the $32 million renovation of The Grand Hotel. Every room at the 170-year-old Grand Hotel was given a new look as the hotel joins the exclusive group of only 100 independent-style properties worldwide as part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

The renovation took place on a building-by-building basis to minimize disruption to hotel guests, beginning with the South Bay, North Bay and Marina House buildings. There are currently 23 different room types among the hotel’s 405 guest rooms. The renovation streamlined the look into three simple yet elegant room designs, each intertwined with the hotel’s rich history.

Named Best of Hospitality

2019 IDIE Awards, IIDA AL Chapter

Named Top Golf Resort

2010 Conde Nast Traveler

Ranked #31 Top 50 Resorts in the US and Canada

2010 Travel & Leisure

Named Best of The South

2010 Meetings South

Ranked In The Top 500 Hotels In The World

Travel & Leisure 2013

Rooms with two double beds were replaced by two queen-size beds and a tub to accommodate the needs of families. King rooms have a sectional sofa that folds out into a queen-size bed, in addition to a desk, armoire, flat-screen TV and modern necessities. The 54 rooms in the main historic building will be especially remarkable, featuring iron-post beds, hardwood floors and paneling.

The 126 rooms in the Spa building were renovated to reflect the spa experience. The 37,000-square-foot conference center was revamped to give it a cleaner, more upscale look. These most recent renovations follow damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. GMC renovated the hotel, landscaping and outdoor structures damaged by the storm.