Thursday, December 11, 2008

The new Fairfield

Several members of our editorial team were treated to a fantastic tour of the recently renovated Fairfield Inn & Suites in Beachwood, Ohio, an east-side suburb of Cleveland.

Connie Steinwart, director of sales, and Jason Jackson, the GM, showed us around this former Holiday Inn property that has been totally reimagined. Concord Hospitality took the "Green Tea" design option and kicked it up a couple of notches. Impressive features included a wide, welcoming lobby with both ceiling and flooring that sweeps the visitor back into a spacious area, dotted with wide screen televisions, colored LED lighting, plenty of art, and funky seating to boot. 

The property has also recently installed a two-story indoor waterslide, sure to be a big selling point, as it is the only hotel waterslide between Erie, Pa. and Sandusky, Ohio. And in the midst of this cold winter we're having, it was tempting to give it a try.

All in all, this certainly isn't the Fairfield of old, with the small, rectangular lobby. I'm glad to see what's happening with this brand, and look forward to seeing the other design options in the near future.


TRT Blog said...

The photos of the renovated Holiday Inn property are impressive. Congratulations to the Fairfield Inn & Suites team on the reinvention of this space. Breathing new life into existing properties and renovating existing assets is certainly a great way to start fresh and create a new and modern look for hotel guests.

Ehansen said...

I had the opportunity to tour the property earlier this year. I agree, Concord has done a fantastic job in creating a fresh piece of hospitality out of a tired property. To me, the success of this property is in the fact that once inside, you cannot tell it is a renovation.