From Illinois Business Journal news services
PONTOON BEACH – An 81-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott has opened at 5224 Commerce Parkway. The facility will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Sam and Shree Corp.
It is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature the brand’s new design, said to enhance the guest experience through both function and comfort.
“Our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier category,” said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. “At Fairfield Inn & Suites, we provide an easy, positive and productive travel experience, as well as the promise of consistent and reliable service at an exceptional value.”
The design features include an updated exterior with a signature tower, a curved porte-cochere and a glass entrance. The hotel’s open public space features natural light and outdoor views throughout the lobby. Guests are greeted by associates who can easily move from behind the angled front desk to interact and answer questions.
In the lobby area, guests can choose to be productive, relax or enjoy breakfast or a snack in a modern and flexible environment. The lobby gives guests ample connectivity options, as well as a “connect and print” area that offers both standing and seated Internet stations. Guests can also unwind in the lobby’s inviting living area ― whose focal points include a natural stone hearth, organic-shaped sofa and lounge chair, and unique local features — or they can grab a drink or snack item from the 24/7 Corner Market.
The breakfast area’s signature farm table provides a central gathering place where guests can watch television, meet up with colleagues or get work done. In the morning, guests can enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, choosing from oatmeal, scrambled eggs, sausage, make-your-own waffles and other healthy items, such as fruit, yogurt, and whole grain cereals and breads.
The signature “smart” room décor welcomes guests into a comfortable, yet productive environment. The guest room includes a specially designed work area, an ergonomic chair, task lighting and electrical outlets where guests need them. A curved, mobile desk enables guests to create their own work space, while also optimizing their television viewing.
The hotel’s rooms and suites place the living and working areas near the window to allow for more natural light and views. The room décor features organic patterns and fresh colors, blending wood tones with bright pops of color. The new design also places the sleeping area toward the middle of the room, helping to give guests a better night’s sleep on plush mattresses, as well as easier access to the bathroom and wardrobe. The living area also offers a couch, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave.
Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. The hotel also offers 900 square feet of space to accommodate functions of up to 50 people.