Winner: Best Hotel 2017

Winner: Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo

Location: 1635 42nd St. S.W., Fargo


What does it mean for your business to win Best of the Valley?

"It really does make us feel great and really excited," said general manager Carol Johnson. "It shows a lot of the things we did and changed for our guests is what they want, and people in the community have been very supportive, coming to our restaurants, lounge and their meetings and events, so it is a great feeling to know people like all the changes we made for the good."


What sets you apart from your competitors?

"Our fitness center has amazing equipment, fresh fruit, cool towels, hydration stations and was done by fitness gurus," said Johnson. "We opened everything up, so our restaurant and lounge are inviting with convenient features throughout the hotel."


What's the best part about your business?

"We absolutely love our guests because they are so varied, and we have so many repeat guests that you really get to build a relationship with them," said Johnson. The other part of hospitality that's so great is working with the great employees. You really do become like family."


Second Place: Hotel Donaldson

Third Place: Element by Westin - Fargo