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Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites hotel now open in LaPlace: Hotel features intuitive, flexible design & warm, natural décor

LAPLACE — The 94-room Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites in LaPlace opened June 27 with smart, inventive public space, brilliant guest room design and bright and inviting décor.

Located at 944 Belle Terre Boulevard, Fairfield Inn & Suites LaPlace offers guests convenient access to Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, Jacob’s World Famous Andouille & Sausage, and is just a short drive from New Orleans.

Janis Milham, senior vice president and global brand leader of Classic Select Brands, said the new design and décor delivers both function and comfort to elevate the Fairfield brand.

“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,” Milham said. “The Fairfield Inn & Suites LaPlace 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 LaPlace 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. Guests can also unwind in the lobby’s inviting living area ― whose focal points include a natural stone hearth, organic-shaped sofa and lounge chairs, and unique local features — or they can grab a drink or snack item from the 24/7 Corner Market.

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 workspace, while also optimizing their television viewing.

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 a 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.

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 a heated outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. The hotel also offers 275 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 25 people.

Fairfield Inn & Suites LaPlace will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by SMC Hotels. SMC Hotels is a family-owned hotel development and management company based in Shreveport, under the leadership of Harrison Smith and Delton Smith. Operations Manager Tiffany Hills and General Manager Leanne Leon lead the management team at the property for SMC Hotels.