The pure joy and natural ease experienced at the farm inspired Marriott to create Fairfield by Marriott in 1987
In 1951, John Willard and Alice Marriott purchased Fairfield Farm and fell in love at first sight. Breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the gentle flow of the Rappahannock River and the natural sights and sounds reminded JW of his childhood back in Utah.
For years they hosted family, friends, business associates and dignitaries.
Inspired by the pure, found joy and natural ease of the farm, Marriott created Fairfield by Marriott in 1987 and opened its first location in Atlanta, Georgia.
In March 2003, the Fairfield brand began to expand globally so that guests from around the world could enjoy its calm, balanced lifestyle.
Fairfield opened its 500th hotel in 2008, continuously spreading the simple, straightforward & stress-free experience that the brand is known for.
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fairfield brand, which has nearly 900 hotels and has started its expansion to China, where hundreds more are targeted to open in the years to come.