Where it all began
In 1951, John Willard and Alice Marriott purchased the Fairfield Farm in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia and fell in love at first sight. Spending time at the farm, JW and Alice Marriott perfected their unique take on hospitality, treating their guests with warm, friendly service. The pure, found joy and natural ease of the farm inspired Marriott to create Fairfield by Marriott in 1987, a brand built on the principles of warmth, family, comfort, and simplicity. Today, more than 1,000 Fairfield by Marriott hotels around the world are rooted in the principles that began in just one place.