Bookings skyrocket at Ann Arbor Airbnbs, hotels for Michigan-Ohio State game
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The upcoming University of Michigan and Ohio State University football matchup has sparked a spike in Airbnb rentals and hotel bookings. The game, which will be played in Ann Arbor, will see UM and OSU square off on Nov. 27 at noon. The last time the teams played against each other was on Nov. 30, 2019, in Ann Arbor. Read more: Ann Arbor OKs exceptions for Airbnb houses in hopes of avoiding lawsuit fightLocal hotels have also seen a litany of bookings in recent months. Graduate Hotel, at 615 East Huron Street in Ann Arbor, was also booked far in advance, according to Jason Nelson, the area general manager for Graduate Ann Arbor and Graduate East Lansing.mlive.com
Long overdue library book returned, the city jammed back in the day: Ann Arbor headlines June 26-July 1
ANN ARBOR, MI – An Ann Arbor library book checked out more than 80 years ago has finally found its way back to the library. 83 years later: Overdue book makes its way back to Ann Arbor libraryThe Ann Arbor District Library’s drop box revealed a surprise to staff in late May -- a book that had been overdue for more than 80 years. The book, titled ‘Social Studies in the Public Schools of Ann Arbor, Michigan,’ was checked out by Mary Rowland Fisher and due back by the fall of 1938. Rappel from an Ann Arbor high-rise hotel and help raise funds for families in needAn October rappelling event in downtown Ann Arbor hopes to raise $150,000 for Washtenaw County families in need. The event gives people the opportunity to rappel down the side of the Graduate Ann Arbor hotel.mlive.com
Rappel from an Ann Arbor high-rise hotel and help raise funds for families in need
ANN ARBOR, MI – An October rappelling event in downtown Ann Arbor hopes to raise $150,000 for Washtenaw County families in need. The event gives people the opportunity to rappel down the side of the Graduate Ann Arbor hotel. Participants who raise enough money for the event can rappel down the front of the building facing Huron Street, organizers said. Funds raised by the congregation for the “Push Your Pastor” option are split equally between the congregation and Friends In Deed. Last year, the event raised more than $110,000, organizers said.mlive.com
Hotels offering special rates, promotions for first-ever Ann Arbor Hotel Week
ANN ARBOR, MI – Hotels are offering special rates and promotions as part of the inaugural Ann Arbor Hotel Week Feb. 21-26. Destination Ann Arbor has partnered with the Washtenaw County Hotel Association to launch the event, according to a news release. Along with special rates and promotions, Ann Arbor Hotel Week will coincide with Ann Arbor Restaurant Week so folks can stay downtown and explore local restaurants. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is near. Here’s what to expect in 2021Hotels participating in Ann Arbor Hotel Week include the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, Ann Arbor Regent Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton Ann Arbor North and Graduate Ann Arbor.mlive.com
Some Ann Arbor hotels offering winter semester rates to University of Michigan students
ANN ARBOR, MI — The University of Michigan has canceled housing contracts for the winter semester for all but a certain number of undergraduate students to limit the number of students on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some hotels, such as the DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North, the Graduate Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel, are offering student rates for the winter semester. “Our goal is to create a safe and distanced housing option for students who are familiar and comfortable with the Graduate Ann Arbor experience.,” Nelson said. UM was not aware that hotels are offering rooms to students and does not support the effort, according to UM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald. READ MORE:COVID-19, strikes and a stay-at-home order: A look back at the University of Michigan’s fall semesterUniversity of Michigan urges students not to return to campus for winter semester2 ‘well-being breaks’ for winter semester up for University of Michigan regents votemlive.com
Fundraise for a chance to rappel off Graduate Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR Washtenaw County-based nonprofit Friends In Deed has partnered with Over The Edge for a one-of-a-kind fundraising event in downtown Ann Arbor later this season. On Sept. 5, participants who raise enough money for the event will have the chance to rappel down the 14-story Graduate Ann Arbor hotel. Friends In Deed supports families throughout the county who are in crisis and experiencing transportation issues, are in need of utilities assistance and basic furniture. Friends In Deed also offers programs designed to lift families out of poverty. For more information, to nominate a friend or colleague or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit the events website.
Your guide to dog-friendly spots in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR - There is so much to experience in Ann Arbor, from award-winning restaurants to art exhibits, great local shopping to festivals galore. Ann Arbor is full of places to explore with your dog by your side. Come on a Wednesday or a Saturday to get all the pets from the friendly people at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market across the street. DAY 2:Must Love BrunchStart your day the bagel way at Barry Bagels, a dog-friendly Ann Arbor breakfast institution. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
goPuff delivery service partners with Graduate Ann Arbor hotel in downtown Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor has partnered with goPuff to make it easy for guests to order late-night snacks, personal care items. Photo | goPuffANN ARBOR, Mich. - Convenient delivery service goPuff has partnered with Graduate Hotels to make sure downtown Ann Arbor guests have access to deliverable snacks, personal care products and other travel necessities. Known for its quick delivery service as an online retailer, goPuff stocks 2,500 goods in locations around Ann Arbor which can be bought through its site and delivered within the Ann Arbor area for a low fee. Goods range from snacks like chips, frozen pizza and ice cream to personal items like deodorant, shampoo and mouthwash. The Graduate Ann Arbor is at 615 East Huron St.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.