Former Ramada hotel to hold grand opening to celebrate change to Delta by Marriott

FARGO-After changing to a new brand and revamping its offerings, a Fargo hotel will hold a grand opening celebration this week to show off its work.The Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd St. S., will have a grand opening celebration and open house 3:30...

FARGO-After changing to a new brand and revamping its offerings, a Fargo hotel will hold a grand opening celebration this week to show off its work.

The Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd St. S., will have a grand opening celebration and open house 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.

The event will feature complimentary appetizers and refreshments, drawings for prizes and tours of the hotel's renovated event spaces, guest rooms, lobby, fitness center and restaurant.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce also will be there to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.

As part of the switch to the Delta brand, which was announced last December, the former Ramada Plaza & Suites upgraded and remodeled its events spaces and closed its Basies Restaurant and Lounge to renovate the restaurant to become Urban 42 with a new concept and menu.

The brand conversion was finalized April 20 after months of renovations, training and other behind-the-scenes work to change the 20-year-old hotel.