Alabama’s Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa blends Southern influences with modern amenities

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, and the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, have rebranded the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa. The property located in Point Clear, Alabama joins the brand’s portfolio of more than 150 hotels.

First opened in 1847, the Grand Hotel has 405 rooms. During the three-year renovation, the resort’s guestrooms, meeting space, restaurants, spa, golf, pier, pools and grounds were transformed.

Owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa transformation was designed by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood and implemented by Jesco Construction, both Alabama companies.


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The property’s transformation blends Southern influences with modern amenities and technology. The resort’s fireplace lobby, live oaks and Bucky’s Lounge remain while new cabanas, splash pad and restaurants were added.

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa has a spa, two RTJ Golf Trail courses, seven restaurants and lounges, two beaches, pools and 37,000 square feet of renovated meeting space on 550 acres along Mobile Bay near Fairhope, Alabama.

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Resort Collection and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Photo credit: Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

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