(Photo: Fairfield Inn & Suites)
Fairfield Inn And Suites Remodels And Repurposes With Purpose
Written by Kathy Witt
Ever wonder what happens to all the old décor when a hotel renovates and remodels and brings in new? The pictures on the walls, the furniture in the rooms? the sheets on the beds?
In the case of one hotel—Georgetown’s Fairfield Inn and Suites—all these items and more have been repurposed as donations in support of area organizations.
“We have donated artwork to the Scott County Humane Society for fundraising through silent auctions,” said General Manager Anthony Pompa. “We have donated pillows and blankets to both the AMEN House here in Georgetown as well as the Boys and Girls Haven in Louisville where one of our regular guests is a trustee.
“We also donated artwork to the AMEN House to sell at their thrift store in downtown Georgetown so the funds can go into feeding the community.”
Fairfield Inn and Suites began remodeling on November 7, 2022. The expected completion date for all aspects of the redesign is April 1. In the meantime, the hotel plans to continue finding ways to repurpose items the property can no longer use, such as the linens from the double beds which are being phased out.
“Additional furniture or art pieces that we can’t utilize in our other hotel properties will also be offered for donation to local charities,” said Anthony.
For Fairfield Inn and Suites, the inspiration for and commitment to serving its community lies in Marriott International’s Serve 360 initiative, which is guided by the company’s 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Goals as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“As a hotel that represents Marriott, we are committed to the Serve 360 initiative, which sets outs to do good in every direction,” says Anthony. “‘Serve Our World’ is one of our core values and guides how we do business.
“Through volunteerism, fundraising, cash and in-kind donations, we are impassioned to do good in our communities and make a meaningful impact.”
Globally, goals Marriott plans to achieve include reducing its environmental footprint; contributing 15 million hours of volunteer service to support company priorities and community engagement strategy; and investing at least $35 million to increase and deepen programs and partnerships that develop hospitality skills and opportunity among youth, diverse populations, women, people with disabilities, veterans and refugees.
As for the new look of this particular Marriott property?
Author: Kathy WItt
Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, syndicated columnist and author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati, The Secret of the Belles and Atlanta Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. A member of SATW, Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Books & Illustrators, she lives in northern Kentucky.