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National Hospitality Services Named an Approved Marriott Management Company

FARGO, ND. August 21, 2017 - Fargo-based hospitality management company, National Hospitality Services (NHS, LLC), has recently been named as an approved management company by Marriott International for full, select and limited service hotels. Following a detailed application process, including evaluation of NHS, LLC staff, services and capability as a management company, NHS leadership was proud to announce the approval, and look forward to the new opportunities that will be presented by their partnership with the Marriott brand.

“We’re honored to have been approved as a Marriott management company,” said Norman Leslie, President of National Hospitality Services. “Marriott is a global leader in the hospitality industry, and we are excited about what this step forward means for NHS.”

NHS, LLC provides human resources, sales and marketing, revenue management services and its proprietary OnTracTM accounting system for 25 full-service, extended stay and limited service hotels nationwide. They currently manage two Marriott branded properties: Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo, North Dakota, and the Fairfield Inn in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their third Marriott property, Delta Hotels by Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan is projected to open at the end of August as the property completes an extensive renovation and conversion to the Delta brand.

NHS, LLC has been especially honored to be a part of Delta Hotels by Marriott’s expansion into the United States. The Canadian brand was acquired by Marriott International in 2015, and in 2016 Delta Hotels opened its first United States property – signaling the beginning of the brand’s global expansion. NHS, LLC has been a part of the expansion effort with its two Delta properties, both undergoing transformations from Ramada Plaza hotels to the Delta brand.

“We’ve gotten to know these brands very well through our property transitions and ongoing property management, and we’re very optimistic about what partnering with Marriott means for the continued growth of our company,” said Leslie. “We’re excited to have achieved the distinction of becoming a Marriott-approved management company, and proud of how that achievement reflects upon NHS’s values, services, and the dedication we show to the properties we manage.”

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott has consistently been recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. They manage the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and the Ritz-Carlson Rewards® program, which together surpass 49 million members. For more information, visit

About National Hospitality Services

NHS is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota and is a nationally recognized, award-winning company that manages hotel and restaurant properties throughout the United States. NHS utilizes disciplined operating, financial, sales and marketing strategies focused on maximizing the potential of each hotel it manages. More information about the company and its portfolio of hotels can be found at, or on Facebook and LinkedIn by searching “National Hospitality Services”.

Norman Leslie
National Hospitality Services

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