Marriott International marks the beginning of 2017 in India by launching an eight-floor Fairfield by Marriott in Belgavi, the commercial hub of North Karnataka.

Neeraj Govil, the area vice president of South Asia at Marriott International says, “Fairfield by Marriott offers innovative design at a great value, which combined gives us a huge strategic advantage in many markets across the region. Growing markets such as Belagavi hold tremendous potential for us as we see millions of people entering the middle classes [from lower classes] across India. The Fairfield by Marriott product represents great value for transient travellers as the entry price point into the Marriott portfolio.” 

Marriott International’s budget property is adjacent to the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway and is a 30-minute drive from Belgaum Airport. Its 114 rooms and suites are categorised into Fairfield room (24 sqm), Fairfield Premium room (32 sqm), Fairfield Studio room (55 sqm) and Fairfield suite (70 sqm).

A well sized desk with an ergonomic chair, free water bottles, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar, iron and ironing board, LED television, wifi (starts from ₹150/hour), and a shower are available across all room categories. The suites have a bathtub too.

Amongst the leisure facilities in the smoke-free hotel, there is an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym. The only restaurant and bar at Fairfield by Marriott Belgavi, Kava, is open round the clock. The menu is a mix of Indian and international cuisines. Kava Bar (open 10am to 11pm) serves wines, spirits and liqueurs.

The hotel offers 345 sqm of event space: the Crystal Ballroom can hold up to 300 people, and the two meeting rooms, termed “Studio” at Fairfield by Marriott Belgavi, are 36 sqm and 50 sqm.