Marriott has opened the first hotel under its select service Fairfield brand in Costa Rica.

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela is located within a five-minute drive of the capital’s Juan Santamaria International airport.

The property features 120 rooms with separate work and rest areas, as well as signature restaurant Fairfield Garden, serving complimentary Costa Rican and American breakfast choices, and local and international dinner options.

Other facilities include a fitness centre, The 24-hour Corner Market shop, and just under 140 sqm of meeting and events space.

Last year Marriott announced plans to open two Costa Rican properties unders its Fairfield and Residence Inn brands. Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Curridabat will be located in Guayabos de Curridabat, a growing business cluster east of San Jose, while Residence Inn Alajuela will be located in Coyol de Alajuela, which is regarded as the country’s new logistics hub.

Marriott to open Residence Inn and Fairfield properties in Costa Rica

Commenting on the San Jose airport opening Brian King, president of Marriott’s International Caribbean and Latin America region, said:

“We are thrilled to introduce Fairfield by Marriott to Costa Rica with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela.

“The arrival of this new hotel reinforces our commitment and vision for the region and will complement our existing offerings that encompass 11 of Marriott Bonvoy’s global brands now with a total of 16 hotels in Costa Rica, one of the most popular destinations in the region.”