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Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847)
Point Clear, Alabama

Shaped by 175 years of proud heritage and elevated by a very contemporary statement of southern hospitality, there is an unforgettable quality that underpins our renown as “The Queen of Southern Resorts.” Welcome to a gracious retreat on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – the iconic Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, awaits you.

Dear Historic Hoteliers:

Since opening its doors in 1847, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa's identity has been inextricably linked, with a proud heritage, as a social host and a vital part of the United States military service. Originally built as a two-story hotel with 40 rooms, guests originally traveled to the Grand Hotel by steamboat and docked at what is now the Marina. Over the years the resort and its reputation grew, with the guest list boasting an impressive array of world dignitaries and celebrities. 

From its strategic location on Mobile Bay, the "Queen of Southern Resorts" has also played a pivotal role in defending our nation as a vital military staging site, and its ties to American freedom span two centuries and two wars. Standing as a hospital during the Civil War and later as a host to key training operations during World War II, this is hallowed ground. It was here, on the sands of Point Clear, where Allied forces' finest trained in Operation Ivory Soap, a classified military operation that played a vital part in World War II's final push. Each day, the Grand Hotel honors its wartime history, concluding with a cannon firing on the edge of Mobile Bay. 

From American Presidents, to world leaders, to stars of movies and music, to generations of patriots, the Grand will eternally be revered as a national destination, rich in history - a hotel that embodies the best traditions of this country. 

Today, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa is one of the top Destination Resorts in the Country. All of our Grand Hosts are looking forward to welcoming you in November for the 2022 Historic Hotels Annual Conference. 

Grand Regards, 

Scott A. Tripoli
General Manager of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa