The Simon Konover Company broke ground on a new 125-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott broke on August 4, 2014 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Located at 867 Iyannough Road (Route 132), the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hyannis is scheduled to open in May 2015 and will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Konover Hotel Corporation of West Hartford, Connecticut.
Formerly a Days Inn, the existing hotel closed on August 4, 2014. The property will undergo a nine month comprehensive renovation and expansion, including the addition of a 3rd story and guest elevators. Located just one mile from Barnstable Municipal Airport and minutes from area beaches, the hotel offers guests convenient access to Hyannis, Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The groundbreaking ceremony included Congressman William R. Keating (D-MA9), officials from the Town of Barnstable, plus representatives of The Simon Konover Company, Cape Cod Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, among others.
James Wakim, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Simon Konover Company acknowledged the warm reception of the Cape Cod community, saying, “It is a privilege to be here in this historic region and to work with all of you to bring the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand to Hyannis.”
About the New Fairfield Inn & Suites Design
From the moment guests arrive, they will be welcomed by 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. The hotel’s open public space design features 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 will be greeted by associates who can easily move from behind the angled front desk to interact and answer questions.
The lobby area’s flexible design layout features a vibrant, natural color palette of greens, blues and oranges. The spacious lobby gives guests ample connectivity options, as well as a “connect and print” area. Guests can also unwind in the lobby’s inviting living area ― whose focal points include a organic-shaped sofa and lounge chair, and unique local features — or they can grab a drink or snack item from the 24/7 Corner Market.
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 breakfast, including healthy items, such as fruit, yogurt, and whole grain cereals and breads.
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 work space, while also optimizing their television viewing.
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 in suites, a microwave. The bath area continues the room’s bright, spacious, contemporary feel with showers available in all standard king rooms and suites.
Additional hotel amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. The hotel will also include 560 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 45 people.