With Lake Ewauna as a natural backdrop, Klamath Falls Mayor Carol Westfall on Wednesday will be joining principals of Ferguson Hotel Development, Choose Klamath (KCEDA), the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, and Klamath Falls City and County officials to officially break ground on a new, 92-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at TimberMill Shores.
Groundbreaking will be 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Slated to open in late Spring 2020, the new Fairfield Inn & Suites is the first Marriott property to open in Klamath Falls. It represents public-private ownership between the City of Klamath Falls, Klamath County and Ferguson Hotel Development.
True North Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas, will manage the hotel, and Prosser-Wilbert Construction of Kansas City is the general contractor.
John Ferguson, president of Ferguson Hotel Development, said that the new Fairfield Inn & Suites is being intentionally and thoughtfully designed to reflect and honor the history and features of the waterfront site, once the location of the Shaw family lumber mill site.
“Our custom-designed interiors will include a rustic timber theme and archival photos from the Shaw family and the old timber mill,” said Ferguson. “Guests will particularly enjoy gathering around the fire pit on the hotel’s back patio that overlooks beautiful Lake Ewauna.”
Ferguson added, “We are looking forward to greeting guests ranging from tourists visiting Crater Lake National Park to military personnel coming to train at Kingsley Field. Best, we are very excited to introduce the first Marriott hotel to the regional hub of Klamath Falls.”
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heather Tramp added, “We are super excited about the new Fairfield Inn & Suites and, especially, with Ferguson Hotel Development’s desire to invest in and be members of our community.”
Randy Cox, CEO of Choose Klamath, said, “We have enjoyed working with the Ferguson group throughout the entire process of bringing the Fairfield Inn & Suites to Klamath Falls. We also appreciate the collaborative efforts of our area leadership to make this happen.”
About the building
The hotel’s open public space will feature natural light and views throughout the lobby to connect the indoors with the outdoors.
Consistent with the Fairfield brand’s heritage of great service and a warm welcome, guests will be greeted by associates who can easily move from behind the angled front desk to interact and answer questions.
Guests can also unwind in the lobby’s inviting living area — whose focal points include a natural stone hearth, organic-shaped sofa and lounge chair and unique local features — or they can grab a drink or snack item from the 24/7 Corner Market.
Flexible and functional guest rooms will include a well-designed work area, ergonomic chair, task lighting and electrical outlets where guests need them.
A curved, mobile desk will enable guests to create their own workspace while also optimizing their television viewing.
The new design also places the sleeping area toward the middle of the room, helping to give guests a better night’s sleep on plush mattresses, as well as easier access to the bathroom and wardrobe.
The bright, spacious living area will offer a comfortable couch, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave. Each room also features the latest in-room entertainment technology, allowing guests to access their Hulu and Netflix accounts as well as YouTube and Pandora through the Smart TV.
Additional hotel amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, meeting room, guest laundry, complimentary Wi-Fi, and fax and copy services.
A complimentary hot breakfast will also be available.