The 148-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in St. John’s, Newfoundland opened. Located at 199 Kenmount Road, the Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John’s Newfoundland will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts of Vancouver, Canada. This is the first Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to have the brand’s new design and décor.
Located seven miles from St. John’s International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown, the hotel offers guests access to numerous business parks, Avalon Mall and the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
The hotel’s new design aspects include an updated exterior with a signature tower, a curved porte-cochere and a glass entrance that ushers them into the hotel. Once inside, guests can access the hotel’s open public space which has natural light and views throughout the lobby to connect the indoors with the outdoors.
In the lobby area, guests can choose to be productive, relax or enjoy breakfast or a snack in an environment with a color palette of greens, blues and oranges. The lobby gives guests 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 living area, whose focal points include a natural stone hearth and an organic-shaped sofa and lounge chair. They can also grab a drink or snack item from the 24/7 Corner Market.
The breakfast area’s 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 a complimentary hot buffet breakfast, choosing from breakfast sandwiches, make-your-own waffles and other healthy items, such as fruit, yogurt and whole grain cereals and breads.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John’s Newfoundland also boasts signature “smart” room décor. The guestroom includes a 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 TV viewing.
Inspired by nature, the hotel’s designed rooms and suites place the living and working area near the window to allow for more natural light and views. Building on this natural design, 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, with easier access to the bathroom and wardrobe. The living area also offers a couch, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave; and the bath area continues the room’s spacious feel with showers available in all standard king rooms and suites.
Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool with a waterslide, an exercise room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. The hotel also offers five meeting rooms with 2,164 square feet of space to accommodate functions of up to 60 people.