New Fairfield opens in Altoona, Ill.

The 107-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Altoona, Iowa, is scheduled to open April 24, 2017. Located at 460 Bass Pro Drive NW, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Heart of America Group of Moline, Ill.

Located 19 miles from Des Moines International Airport and 2 minutes from downtown Altoona, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona offers guests access to downtown Des Moines, Prairie Meadows Casino, Adventureland Park and the Outlets of Des Moines at Prairie Crossing. Rates begin at $149 per night.

“Delivering both function and comfort, our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier category,” said Callette Nielsen, VP 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 Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona 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 Altoona area.”

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The hotel's room décor is designed to be flexible and functional, the guestroom includes a work area, 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.

Inspired by nature, the hotel’s 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, room décor hasorganic 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, providing 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 with a whirlpool spa, a fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services.