Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at Notre Dame Opens

Jun 16, 2010, 11:48 ET from White Lodging Services Corporation

SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging and Kite Realty Group Trust announced today the opening of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at Notre Dame.  The opening is two months ahead of schedule and in time for the busy Notre Dame Football season and other collegiate events. This property is the only nationally affiliated first class hotel near the Notre Dame campus.

Located directly across from Notre Dame Stadium, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott offers 119 guestrooms, 52 of which are oversized suites consisting of separate sleeping and living areas. All guestrooms and suites offer additional amenities to make stays more comfortable including flat screen televisions, free high speed internet, mini-refrigerators and microwaves. In addition, guests of the hotel have full use of the indoor pool and expanded exercise room.  

Upon entering the Fairfield Inn & Suites, guests are greeted by a spacious, well-appointed lobby where the decor reflects the hotel's prestigious location adjacent to the University of Notre Dame.  Please visit www.marriott.com or call (574) 234-5510 to find out more about the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at Notre Dame.

"The Fairfield Inn & Suites is an excellent addition to Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame," said Tom McGowan, President and COO of Kite Realty Group Trust.  "The hotel is a great amenity for the overall development as well as the community." 

The hotel is a component of Eddy Street Commons at Notre Dame – a 600,000 square foot mixed-use development led by Kite Realty Group Trust. In addition to the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Eddy Street Commons includes restaurants, retail, office space, and private residences. Please visit www.eddycommons.com for more information.

"The opening of Fairfield Inn provides another milestone in the successful development of Eddy Street Commons. I welcome this addition to our community and know that it will be a great asset as we welcome visitors to South Bend," says South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke.

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of 150 hotels in eighteen states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

Kite Realty Group Trust is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, construction, expansion and development of high quality neighborhood and community shopping centers in selected growth markets in the United States.  The Company owns interests in a portfolio of operating retail properties, retail properties under development, operating commercial properties, a related parking garage, and parcels of land that may be used for future development of retail or commercial properties.  

SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation