Johnson City, TENN. – In 2016, Johnson City will have its first Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel located in front of the Courtyard Inn by Marriott, adjacent to Buffalo Wild Wings in Johnson City, Tennessee off Hamilton Place Drive.
Johnson City Hotel Partners, LLC (JCHP) signed the franchise agreement on December 1, 2014. JCHP is a development partnership between Mitch Cox Companies in Johnson City and M. Gibson Hotels in Knoxville.
“There is a lot of local interest in bringing a Fairfield to Johnson City because it is Marriott’s most popular limited-service product,” said Philip Cox of Mitch Cox Companies.
While the nearest Fairfield is located thirty-eight miles away in Boone, NC, a Fairfield Inn & Suites is opening in Bristol, TN in March 2015, according the company’s website. There are over 700 Fairfield Inn and Suites worldwide.
Michael Gibson, founder of M. Gibson Hotels — a preferred Marriott ownership group with seven Marriott hotels in Tennessee, said, “Having seen the increase in market demand, M. Gibson Hotels is excited to joint venture with Mitch Cox Companies to bring a new Marriott prototype to the growing Johnson City market.”
The 90-room hotel will be built on a section of 5.18 acre tract, leaving an outparcel of 1.66 acres of usable land still available for sale or lease. The outparcel is the closest available land to the Interstate (I-26) with direct access from State of Franklin Road. For more information about this land, please contact Mitch Cox at 423–282–6582.
Tim Sponsler, Vice President of Lodging Development for Marriott International, said, “We’re pleased that Mitch Cox Companies and its hotel development partner, M. Gibson Hotels, selected the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand for this hotel project.” He continued, “The brand will provide consistency and quality service at an exceptional value to both the business and leisure travelers visiting Johnson City.”
The Johnson City Fairfield Inn & Suites will be the newest Fairfield prototype — the Generation 4 Model.
The Gen 4 Model is Marriott’s hotel solution for traveling millennials designed with a health club, fitness gym, and fiber optic Internet connectivity.
Construction will begin in May 2015 with the intent to open doors in February 2016.
Founded in Johnson City in 1979, Mitch Cox Companies is a full-service real estate solutions company offering development, architectural, construction, brokerage, commercial property management, and marketing services. The company also manages hotel properties across the Southeast and Midwest U.S. and manages residential community associations in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. To see our work, listings and news, visit our website, Facebook page, or call us at 423.282.6582.