POINT CLEAR, AL--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - Since 1847, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa has maintained a gracious tradition of Southern hospitality on Mobile Bay. The readers of Conde Nast Traveler have taken notice and once again named it one of the "Best Resorts in the South" in the 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. This follows Conde Nast Traveler naming the Grand's spa one of the best in the country earlier in 2014.

The honors for the Queen of Southern Resorts continue to arrive for the Alabama Gulf Coast hotel. ConventionSouth magazine readers voted the Grand Hotel a Readers' Choice Award winner for best meeting sites in the South. Additionally, ConventionSouth named the Grand Hotel one of the "South's Top 18 Golf Resorts for Groups." Successful Meetings magazine presented the Grand Hotel with its Pinnacle Award for excellence in meeting locations in 2014. And Meetings South named the resort one of the "Best of the South" for service.

"Honors from national travel and meeting publications are a true testament to our exceptional staff," said Bruce Smith, general manager of the Grand Hotel. "With 405 guest rooms, the Grand works well for larger meetings but also maintains the intimacy and luxury desired by leisure guests."

 In 2013, the Historic Hotels of America named the Grand Hotel "Best Historic Hotel" in the country with more than 400 rooms. This year, Historic Hotels of America named the Grand's social media efforts the best in country for historic properties. The Grand Hotel embraces its rich history through daily pageantry and a cannon firing. Meeting attendees enjoy the Grand's exceptional amenities, updated meeting facilities and great cuisine, as well.

The Grand Hotel, along the Alabama Gulf Coast is 46 miles from the Mobile Regional Airport and 59 miles from Pensacola International Airport. South of I-10, the Grand Hotel is located on Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay and is adjacent to Fairhope, Alabama.

About Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Along the Alabama Gulf Coast, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa boasts two challenging golf courses as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a luxurious 20,000-square-foot European-style spa, 10 tennis courts, a fabulous array of exceptional dining options, and a sizeable marina for sailboats, yachts and fishing boats. Its delightful amenities include white-sand beaches and an extraordinary pool complex, offering plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Overlooking scenic Mobile Bay, the property is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and offers 37,000 square feet of elegant meeting and event space. As one of the most outstanding destinations along the coast, it has been recognized by Conde Nast Magazine as one of the "Top 125 Golf Resorts" and "Top 500 Hotels in the World" by Travel & Leisure.

Contact Information:

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
One Grand Boulevard, P.O. Box 639
Point Clear, Alabama 36564 USA