Minnesota-Based Hospitality Group Opens New Hotel Location in South Dakota

New GrandStay Hotel in Milbank, SD

​​GrandStay® Hospitality Group, LLC, announced today the grand opening of a new GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Milbank, South Dakota. The opening marks one of many expansion projects for the company slated for 2019—with additional locations to include Rock Valley, IA; Columbus, MN; and Sisters, OR.

Centrally located along the South Fork of the Whetstone River—near Big Stone Lake and Lake Farley Park—the hotel is GrandStay’s third location in South Dakota, with the other two situated in Rapid City and Tea-Sioux Falls. As with every GrandStay property, the Milbank hotel features upscale accommodations to suit every traveler, including comfortable guest rooms and suites, an indoor pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center, and meeting and business venues for event coordinators and organization leaders to host future seminars.​

“This is an exciting first endeavor for my wife and me,” said Mark Leddy, principal owner of GrandStay® Hotel & Suites Milbank. “Since the beginning, we’ve been impressed with GrandStay’s commitment to quality and focus on creating stronger communities throughout the Midwest region.” Leddy continued, “Our area had a need for quality accommodations, and GrandStay helped fill that niche. So far, the community support has been wonderfully overwhelming, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with GrandStay.”

Now with more than 35 hotels throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, the growing franchise is committed to bringing exciting business opportunities to local investors and entrepreneurs in the Midwest area—all while extending its reputation for first-class guest services.

"We treat our franchise partners like family," said Jon Kennedy, president of GrandStay Hospitality Group, LLC. "From renovations to new construction, our franchise owners receive flexible options, advanced marketing solutions, and collaborative, one-on-one support to ensure their success. We encourage those who are interested in pursuing an exciting venture in the hospitality industry to reach out to our franchise office to learn more."

For information on GrandStay’s franchising opportunities, please call 320-202-7744 or visit grandstayhospitality.com.

About GrandStay® Hospitality Group, LLC

GrandStay® Hospitality, LLC is the franchisor of GrandStay® Hotels. The GrandStay® Hospitality family of brands includes a portfolio of extended-stay, limited and full-service hotels. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and founded in 2000, the company’s trademarked slogan Every Guest – Every Time™ highlights its commitment to ensuring that every hotel under its name provides upscale accommodations and first-class customer service, every time. ​


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Source: GrandStay® Hospitality Group, LLC


Categories: Hospitality

Tags: Franchise, GrandStay Hospitality, Hotel Launch, Midwest Hotels

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GrandStay® Hospitality, LLC is the franchisor of GrandStay® Hotels and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

GrandStay® Hospitality Group, LLC
7077 Northland Cir N (330)
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
United States