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Press Release30 June 2016

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel To Open In Richmond, Virginia With Innovative Next Generation Design And Decor

Hotel features intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural décor

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Richmond, VA -- The 91-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Richmond, Virginia is scheduled to open this Friday, July 1, 2016 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor. Located at 150 North Pinetta Drive, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Richmond Midlothian will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Sina Hospitality of South Chesterfield, Virginia and managed by Newport Hospitality Group of Williamsburg, Virginia. This is the newest Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature the brand's new design and décor, which enhance the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment.

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Located 18 miles from Richmond International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown, the hotel offers guests convenient access to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, SwimRVA and Short Pump Towne Center.

"Delivering 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 Fairfield Inn & Suites Richmond Midlothian is a truly stunning example of the brand's contemporary new look and feel, and we are pleased with the continued growth of Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels in the Richmond area."

From the moment they arrive, guests are welcomed by the hotel's modern, bright new design features, including an updated exterior with a signature tower, a curved porte-cochere and an inviting glass entrance that ushers them into the hotel. Once inside, guests experience the hotel's open public space featuring natural light and views throughout the lobby to connect the indoors with the outdoors. Consistent with the Fairfield brand's heritage of great service and a warm welcome, 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 featuring a vibrant, natural color palette of greens, blues and oranges. The spacious 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 warmly welcomes guests into a comfortable, productive and restful environment. Flexible and functional, the guest room includes a well-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.

Inspired by nature, the hotel's thoughtfully 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, helping to give guests a better night's sleep on plush mattresses, as well as easier access to the bathroom and wardrobe. The bright, spacious living area also offers 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. The hotel also offers over 1,600 square feet of space to accommodate functions of up to 80 people.

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