New Fairfield Inn opens in Alexandria, Minn.

(Marriott International)

The 80-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Alexandria, Minn., is now open for business. Located at 4929 Sanibel Drive, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Alexandria will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Alexandria Hotel Group and managed by American Hospitality Management of Cheboygan, Mich. General manager Victoria Nelson leads the management team at the three-story property.

Located across from the Boulder Tap House and minutes from downtown Alexandria where guests will find numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Alexandria offers access to 3M Alexandria, Chain of Lakes, Carlos Creek Winery, the Douglas County Hospital, Sanford Clinic, Runestone Ice Arena and Alexandria Technical College.

“Delivering both function and comfort, our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier category,” Callette Nielsen, VP and global brand manager of 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 Fairfield Inn & Suites Alexandria is a truly stunning example of the brand’s contemporary look and feel, and we are pleased to introduce Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels in the Alexandria area.”

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The new décor package includes nods back to the brand’s heritage. Specific elements meant to evoke feelings from the Fairfield Farm include a farmhouse table in the lobby for gathering and connecting, photography from the Fairfield Farm serving as artwork in the lobby and guestrooms, natural materials and unique textures found throughout, and a history wall in every property showcasing the brand’s roots.

The new guestroom design was developed with the modern traveler’s needs to stay productive on the road in mind without overcomplicating the guestroom. Each room features a modern lounge chair, serving as both functional and comfortable to either work or relax in. The artwork in the room takes center stage with the window treatment acting as a focal point, displaying photography taken at the Fairfield Farm. The material is sheer and allows light to pass through the photography. The guestrooms also have a mobile desk, a comfortable 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, and offers 650 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 25 people. A complimentary hot breakfast, including oatmeal, scrambled eggs, sausage, make-your-own waffles and other healthy items, such as fruit, yogurt and whole grain cereals and breads is also available.