October 1, 2020 | Development
SPARTANBURG, SC – October 2020 – An ambitious renovation project by OTO Development brings a new Fairfield Inn & Suites to Marathon in the Florida Keys. A total upfit of an existing lodging property, this brand-new hotel offers resort like amenities for an unforgettable vacation experience.
OTO Development, a Johnson Management company, acquired the former Holiday Inn Express Marathon in December 2018.
“We are delighted to unveil the fresh new look and new brand. When we purchased this property, we had a distinct vision of how we could enhance this incredible location with modern but relaxed design elements, furthering our partnership with Marriott,” said Corry Oakes, CEO of OTO Development.
Located at 13201 Overseas Highway, about an hour from Key West and spanning Vaca, Fat Deer and Grassy Keys, guests can enjoy a tropical Middle Keys vacation. Jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards and more are available for rent from Deep Blue Dive and Marina onsite, offering underwater adventures. A boat ramp at the hotel makes enjoying the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean easy. Overlooking the marina, Sparky’s Landing Tiki Bar & Restaurant is a local favorite specializing in hand-crafted cocktails, tasty fresh seafood and live entertainment.
The new guestroom design is impactful, unique and addresses the functional needs of the Fairfield guest for a seamless experience. Designed with the modern traveler’s needs in mind, the stylish décor reflects its locale with calming colors and a nod to the beach, air and water. Well-appointed without overcomplicating the design, each guest room features space to work or relax with a table and chairs, a comfortable couch, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave.
Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi and The Market, a sundry and snack shop.
In addition to the renovation and upfit of the main hotel building, the project includes the addition of 27 waterfront balcony suites with breathtaking intracoastal views, a second outdoor swimming pool and a tiki hut for outdoor social gatherings.
“Our team of conscientious and friendly associates look forward to introducing Marathon visitors to the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand,” says General Manager Michael Weber. “We are focused on providing a warm welcome and heartfelt service to all our guests.”
To make reservations, visit Fairfield Inn & Suites Marathon Florida Keys at www.marriott.com/mthfi or call 305-289-0222. Connect with the hotel on Facebook @FairfieldMarathonFloridaKeys and Instagram @FairfieldInnMarathon.
About OTO Development OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, is an award-winning, fast-growing hotel development and hospitality management company. Founded in 2004 and partnering with the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott brands, OTO's industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of excellent hotels staffed by exceptional people. The company currently owns and/or operates ~70 hotels comprising approximately 8,000 room keys. OTO's impressive growth is focused on developing new hotels in high-barrier-to-entry markets; purchasing and repurposing existing hotel properties; and expanding management contracts with clients ranging from publicly-traded REITs to private equity firms to high net worth individuals. For more information, visit OTODevelopment.com.
About Fairfield by Marriott Fairfield by Marriott is designed to deliver a seamless stay through trusted service and warm, inviting spaces. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With over 1,000 properties around the globe, Fairfield is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @FairfieldHotels on www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.