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      2013 opening slated for new Mackinac Island hotel


      Operators of a new Mackinac Island hotel are expected to soon begin accepting online room reservations.


      MLive.com reports (


      http://bit.ly/WVl9Ze


      ) that the 3-story, 36-room Bicycle Street Inn & Suites is slated to open in May in the historic downtown of the popular tourist destination.


      It replaces the demolished 120-year-old McNally Cottage bed and breakfast.


      Bicycle Street Inn & Suites is the island's first hotel development since the Main Street Inn and Suites was built about a decade ago.


      Bicycle Street Inn & Suites marketing manager Mark Alexander says Mackinac Island's popularity remains strong and that the island is "going to get a million visitors a year no matter what."


      The island, located in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas, is dominated by the 125-year old, 385-room Grand Hotel.

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