If you’ve traveled to the Midwest, there’s a chance you’ve seen or stayed at a GrandStay hotel. With more than 30 locations, and growing, GrandStay is a hotel franchisor based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with properties in seven Midwest states and Oregon.
“GrandStay offers more than just a hotel room,” said Peggi Monico, vice president of sales and marketing at GrandStay Hospitality. “Our GrandStay family of hotels provides every guest with warm, friendly service and a wide variety of amenities all in a relaxed atmosphere. Every guest starts the day off right with GrandStay’s complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet — Grand Start Breakfast. Other amenities include free high-speed internet, indoor pool and whirlpool, and luxurious bedding.”
Each GrandStay property is individually owned and operated under a license with GrandStay Hospitality, LLC. Monico said five new hotels will be added to the roster in the near future.
“In the Midwest, we range from Rapid City, South Dakota, to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Pella, Iowa,” she said.
Tour operators will love the ease of booking, with one point of contact. Group details can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The general manager at each property is hands-on with tour operators and works with them from start to finish.
“We offer a meet and greet upon arrival with welcome beverages and snack,” Monico said. “Complimentary room accommodations will be extended based on the number of guest rooms. We hope groups remember our properties as having friendly service and wonderful accommodations in unique settings.”
Popular GrandStay locations for groups
- At GrandStay® La Crosse, in the historic downtown of La Crosse, Wisconsin, groups will find accommodating one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. Groups can congregate in the on-site meeting room and those staying for an extended period can take advantage of the on-site laundry facilities. Nearby attractions include Riverside International Friendship Gardens, walking trails, the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Queen Cruises and the annual La Crosse Oktoberfest event.
- At GrandStay® Faribault, in Faribault, Minnesota, groups will have an easy commute to all the attractions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, located just 40 miles north. The hotel offers a selection of suites with fully equipped kitchens, ideal accommodations for experiencing the historic Minnesota city.
- GrandStay® Valley City, in Valley City, North Dakota, is located in the heart of the state’s scenic Sheyenne River Valley. The modern hotel offers a selection of deluxe rooms and kitchenette extended stay suites; a meeting room; and GrandStay® Pantry, which offers a range of drinks, snacks, and convenience items. Nearby attractions include Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway and Medicine Wheel Park.
- Gaming groups will enjoy GrandStay® Columbus-Forest Lake (Running Aces) at Running Acres Casino, Hotel & Racetrack in Minnesota. Groups will find a full-service hotel, meeting facilities and a Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing, year-round Simulcast wagering, trout fishing and a full-service restaurant. Rooms include double queen and king, executive king and suites featuring full kitchens. Running Aces Casino features blackjack, pai gow, three- and four-card poker, all limits in Texas Hold’em, daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins, entertainment, bingo and various events throughout the year.
For more information, visit grandstayhospitality.com.
Main photo: GrandStay Valley City, North Dakota; Credit: GrandStay Hospitality