Hilton Garden Inn under new ownership
The Hilton Garden Inn on US-93 South in Kalispell on Wednesday, Feb. 9. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
The Hilton Garden Inn located on U.S. 93 South in Kalispell has been acquired by the Veridea Group.
The transaction closed on Feb. 3. The purchase includes the 144-room hotel, the adjacent 700-capacity conference center, a restaurant, bar and casino.
Veridea also plans to invest approximately $8 million to undertake a comprehensive “top to bottom” renovation of the property. Renovations are expected to begin this summer. Specific improvements will include new furnishings and décor in all guest rooms, a complete renovation of the Conference Center and meeting rooms, renovation of public areas, technology upgrades throughout the property, renovation and rebranding of the casino, bar, and restaurant, including a new menu, and an exterior refresh, including new landscaping and a new outdoor restaurant patio.
“We are delighted to add the Hilton Garden Inn of Kalispell to our family of hotels,” said Veridea CEO Robert Mahaney in a press release. “Kalispell has been on our radar for many years as a very attractive community with excellent prospects for hospitality. Our entire team is excited to take on this challenge and reposition the Hilton Garden Inn as the premier lodging and events venue in the Flathead Valley.”
Mahaney also emphasized the investment the new ownership group is making in the property’s personnel.
“We have assembled a team of talented hospitality professionals from the area that are dedicated to exceptional customer service,” Mahaney said. “Our track record of advancement from within will provide these people the opportunity to build rewarding careers and develop the culture of excellence that defines Veridea’s hotels.”
The Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell joins the Residence Inn hotels in Bozeman and Helena in Veridea’s Mountain West portfolio. With offices in Bozeman and Marquette, Michigan, Veridea Group is an integrated commercial real estate and hospitality development company focused on rural metropolitan markets in the Mountain West and Upper Great Lakes. Veridea brings a 30-year history and over $400 million of award-winning development and management to its projects.
The Veridea Group can be reached at 906-228-3900.