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KAJ Hospitality Announces Acquisition of Hilton Garden Inn Fargo and Home2 Suites by Hilton Fargo

Hospitality | Culture

Fargo, ND – June 20, 2024 – Sioux Falls, SD-based KAJ Hospitality proudly announces its latest endeavor with the acquisition of both Hilton Garden Inn Fargo and Home2 Suites by Hilton Fargo, ND. These acquisitions mark significant milestones as KAJ's fifth and sixth hotels in the Fargo area, further solidifying its commitment to providing exceptional hospitality in the region.

"We are thrilled to expand our presence in Fargo with the acquisition of Hilton Garden Inn Fargo and Home2 Suites by Hilton Fargo," said Aaron Johnson, Chief Vision Officer at KAJ Hospitality. "Having operated hotels in the market since 2002, Fargo holds a special place in our hearts. These acquisitions allow us to deepen our roots in the community while continuing to deliver memorable guest experiences."

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Conveniently situated in the bustling shopping district of Fargo, Hilton Garden Inn Fargo is just moments away from popular retail destinations and local attractions. Hilton Garden Inn Fargo boasts 110 comfortable guestrooms, a delightful restaurant and bar, six versatile meeting spaces totaling over 11,000 square feet and recreational facilities including a fitness center, swimming pool and whirlpool. A forthcoming renovation of all guest rooms and public spaces is planned.


The recently renovated Home2 Suites by Hilton Fargo, known for its modern amenities and extended stay options, complements the portfolio with its spacious suites, eco-friendly features and convenient location. Guests can enjoy amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, complimentary breakfast, fitness center and indoor pool, making it an ideal choice for both short-term and long-term stays. The two properties are located adjacent to each other near West Acres Mall.

The acquisitions of Hilton Garden Inn Fargo and Home2 Suites by Hilton Fargo exemplify KAJ Hospitality's ongoing commitment to growth and excellence in the hospitality industry. With these latest additions, KAJ Hospitality now manages a portfolio of 17 Hilton, Marriott and IHG properties across the Midwest, each offering a unique blend of comfort, convenience and personalized service. These two hotels join Hampton Inn & Suites Fargo Medical Center, Four Points by Sheraton Fargo Medical Center, DoubleTree by Hilton West Fargo Sanford Medical Center Area and Homewood Suites by Hilton West Fargo Sanford Medical Center Area as KAJ Hospitality-managed hotels in the growing Fargo metro area.

"Our team is dedicated to upholding KAJ Hospitality's core values of genuine hospitality through teamwork, ensuring that every guest feels welcomed and valued," remarked Johnson. “Our Fargo team is already active in the Fargo community by regularly bringing KAJ Cares volunteer events to local nonprofits such as Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and River Keepers of Fargo-Moorhead and we look forward to team members from these new properties joining in on our spirit of service.”

As KAJ Hospitality embarks on this new chapter, it remains steadfast in its mission to be Here for People, both guests and team members alike. The company's leadership team, including Sara Lussman, Executive Vice President; Bryan Ahlers, VP Sales and Revenue Strategy; McKenzie Schelhaas-Hettich, VP Operations; and Christine Dwyer, Regional Director of Operations brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this endeavor.

For more information about KAJ Hospitality and its portfolio of properties, please visit

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