• Karen Lake

Marriott opens first hotel in Brunswick County, North Carolina

The Fairfield by Marriott opens with a New Design that Pays Homage to the Brand’s Origins at the Fairfield Farm.



October 22nd, 2020 - The new 80-room Fairfield by Marriott in Southport, North Carolina opened at 5181 Southport Supply Road, SE. The Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Southport will operate as a Marriott franchise, managed by True Blue Hospitality, Charleston, SC.


“If you are looking for a destination that is filled with beauty, history and southern charm, Southport, North Carolina is a hidden treasure, where the river meets the sea,” said David Kalik, president of True Blue Hospitality. “We are excited to contribute to the growth of this treasured historic city by developing its first Marriott hotel.”


The management team at the property is led by General Manager Eleanor Erickson, who has over 20 years of hospitality management experience and Assistant General Manager, Carol Parker, who has over 18 years of hotel experience.


“Delivering both function and comfort, our new design and décor elevate the Fairfield brand, setting a new standard in the moderate tier category,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president and global brand leader, Classic Select Brands.
“At Fairfield by Marriott, we provide an easy, positive and productive travel experience, as well as the promise of consistent and reliable service at an exceptional value. The Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Southport is a truly stunning example of the brand’s contemporary look and feel.

Fairfield by Marriott General Manager, Eleanor Erickson, said during the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, “We are proud to bring Marriott to Southport-Oak Island and we are excited about serving the community with our special kind of southern hospitality.”


Additional hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, valet laundry service, guest laundry, a sundry shop and an outdoor patio. Also guest Wi-Fi is complimentary and Marriott’s guest room entertainment system allows guests the opportunity to utilize their streaming services in the hotel guest room.


Fairfield by Marriott, operated by Marriott International, was formed back in 1987 and now incorporates over 1,000 properties worldwide. Marriott International, Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and operates a portfolio of more than 7,400 properties under 30 brands in 135 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world.

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