Marriott Grand Hotel Golf Club and Spa

The long and glamorous history of Marriott’s Grand Hotel began in the early 1840’s. A judicious gentleman named F. H. Chamberlain noted that Point Clear peninsula on Mobile Bay was blessed with all the elements of an ideal resort site. Cool southwest winds during spring and summer, and tree-protected warmth in the winter. A sandy beach. Boating and fishing. Acres of scenic, sun-blessed natural beauty. And magnificent, panoramic views.

Convinced that others would share his love for the region, Mr. Chamberlain bought 400 acres of prime waterfront property and began construction of the Point Clear Hotel. Completed in 1847, this 40-room resort rapidly became a fabled retreat for Southern aristocrats and other members of the antebellum elite.

Marriott’s Grand Hotel is a year round resort on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay one mile west of the town of Point Clear. This queen of antebellum Southern resorts graces the eye with moss draped oaks on five hundred fifty beautifully landscaped acres.

Marriott’s Grand Hotel offers deluxe accommodations, outstanding cuisine prepared by the resort’s experienced culinary staff and recreational activities including two challenging golf courses, horseback riding, tennis and watersports.

Marriott’s Grand Hotel underwent a multimillion dollar renovation in 2001 and 2002. A new swimming pool is now open and two restaurants are being remodeled. Existing guest rooms have been completely renovated and one hundred thirty new rooms added.

Meeting facilities are being expanded and construction is underway on a new twenty-six thousand square foot spa facility.

Mobile, Alabama

Mobile is located in Mobile County and it is the county seat. It lies in the southwestern corner of Alabama along Interstate Highway 10, on the banks of the Mobile River. Mobile is the only seaport of Alabama and the city is graced by huge, moss-draped oak trees. More than 250,000 people live in the metropolitan area that covers 128 square miles.

Founded in 1702 as Fort Louis de la Mobile, Mobile is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Settlers moved onto the present site in 1711 because of floods. Mobile is often called the City of Six Flags, due to successive rule of the French, British and Spanish. It also has flown the flags of the Republic of Alabama, the Confederate States and the United States.

With the world’s largest forest products terminal, the Port of Mobile ranks first nationally for wood pulp exports and second for forest products. Airplane maintenance and repair are growing businesses in the area.

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