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Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott Opens in San Marcos

Photos and story by
Lucy Wheeler

San Marcos CA— The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event, hosted by The Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott, welcomed their third hotel to San Diego in San Marcos, North County last week, preceded by their Old Town and Carlsbad establishments.

Robert Rauch, CEO, introduced the staff and shared the direction of their plans in this fast growing city of San Marcos.  In addition, the staff provided a live demonstration of a modern technology robot assistant for room service.

The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce held their monthly Sundown Business Mixer at this  ribbon cutting and along with their enthusiastic ambassadors brought the community together for introductions and celebration within this new business.


The Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott’s brief  history:

Located in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Fairfield Farm was originally owned by the King of England.

Fairfield Farm so reminded J. W. Marriott of the western ranches of his childhood, he purchased the property for his family’s enjoyment in 1950.  In 1987, the first Fairfield Inn hotel opened in Atlanta. The Manor House was refurbished in 1997 and opened as Marriott’s only Bed & Breakfast property, the Inn at Fairfield Farm.

Serving as a backdrop for American history, many prominent figures have visited Fairfield Farm.   J. Willard Marriott continued the tradition by entertaining dignitaries such as Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan.

Today, Fairfield Farm is better known as the Marriott Ranch and is owned and operated by Marriott International. It continues to be a working cattle ranch, as well as a host location for special events.

The warm hospitality and simple beauty of Fairfield Manor House inspired the name of our hotels.

Today, the Fairfield brand continues to live up to its heritage, with over 3,000 associates providing a warm welcome and delivering a hotel experience that’s just right to each and every guest.