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New Hotels and Developments Elevate Downtown Fargo, North Dakota
Rosewild, The Jasper Hotel
Fargo, North Dakota, is rising with multiple new building and renovation projects happening throughout the metro area. Downtown Fargo especially has some incredible new places like the Jasper Hotel and Rosewild Restaurant, Broadway Square, and the renovation at the Radisson Blu. If you've never been to Fargo (or even if it's been a couple of years), you won't expect what the city now has to offer.
The Jasper Hotel
The Jasper Hotel has brought a new age of sophistication into the heart of Downtown Fargo with gorgeous ballrooms, a luxury restaurant, and touches of Nordic heritage throughout the entire property, all within steps of the downtown area and 10 minutes from the Hector International Airport and the FARGODOME.
The Jasper Hotel guest rooms have been outfitted with thoughtful touches by local makers and artists. From the decorative pillows on the couches hand-stitched by artist Emily Brooks to the hyper-local snacks and bar items provided in each guest room and the lobby, there are local touches everywhere. The Nordic aesthetic throughout all the guest rooms makes them feel welcoming, while the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city give it an air of indulgence and intrigue.
Located on the fifth level of the hotel, the Continental Ballroom has 4,000 sq feet of space with pre-function space available. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking panoramic views of Downtown Fargo and access to the terrace. This space can be divided into two rooms and is perfect for an evening reception or party for up to 250 people. The terrace wraps around the entire area and hosts events like yoga sessions or additional gathering space. This 1,500 sq foot, the open-air venue can hold up to 90 guests.
Rosewild is the Jasper's upscale restaurant on the hotel's main floor with outdoor dining spilling onto Broadway (Fargo's main drag). Some dishes include Bison Tartare, Norwegian dumplings, and seasonal risotto. Each dish is sourced straight from North Dakotan, and Minnesotan farms are indicated on the menus, so they're always fresh and tasty. The chefs at Rosewild prepare all the food for the property so the meeting groups can also enjoy these flavors.
The Radisson Blu, Downtown Fargo
The Radisson Blu in Downtown Fargo has also gone through its own renovation, with the rooms getting a massive facelift, a new restaurant concept, and upgraded meeting space. The Radisson offers 5,000 square feet of flexible space across 10 unique venues for various sized meetings and events. The Cityscape Ballroom is the largest and holds 400 people with different smaller private dining rooms.
The Radisson’s rooms offer upgraded color schemes, décor and bedding, perfect for a stay in Downtown Fargo. 84 Italian Steakhouse is the Radisson's onsite restaurant; they start each dinner with freshly baked bread and olive oil with an exquisite menu to follow. The Blu Bar and Corner Cup Coffee shops are also great additions to the Radisson, with lighter fair and local brews on tap.
More News in Downtown Fargo
Aside from the hotel scene, Downtown Fargo has continued to add various restaurants and shopping destinations throughout. Some highlights include Casa Delicia, a restaurant specializing in authentic Mexican Street food, The Cellar 624, a private wine cellar with space for small gatherings and wine tastings, and 701 Eateries' upscale restaurant concept as well as a cozy, laid back rooftop bar. Everything is either walkable or easily accessible by a short Uber or Lyft ride, so taking in multiple experiences is a no-brainer.
Located next door to the Jasper, Fargo's urban park Broadway Square is additional rentable space. Broadway Square is known as "Fargo's Living Room" and is a perfect, centralized space for events of all sizes. There are multiple rental options for this 8,800-square-foot outdoor space and vendors that are intimate with the square and can pull off many events. Throughout the warmer months, the square hosts Downtown Fargo's largest farmers market and provides live music in the bandshell. Broadway Square transforms into the area's premier outdoor ice-skating area in the wintertime, complete with skate rentals for those traveling from out of the area.
Fargo-Moorhead continues to grow and surprise those unfamiliar with the area. According to Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau's Director of Sales, Mallari Ackerman, "Downtown Fargo has always been a vibrant place to visit; even with the major growth over the past decade, it continues to bring visitors and locals together in a genuine way."
*Sponsored by Fargo-Moorhead CVB