South Kingstown, RI Construction of a new $19 million, 100-room hotel is moving along smoothly. The new four-story Fairfield Inn by Marriott will be a business and tourist-friendly hotel serving the southern part of the state.
The property, just south of the Village at South County Commons and across from the Government Center, is owned by Southern Rhode Island Hospitality, LLC. The firm chose the site for its high visibility from Rte. 1 and close proximity to tourist areas, businesses, The University of Rhode Island, and Newport.
The hotel will include work areas, a business center, a 24/7 market and fitness center, a swimming pool, daily breakfast, large outdoor patio and fire pit, and other amenities.
Southern Rhode Island Hospitality, LLC teamed with DiPrete Engineering, who led the design team and the regulatory permitting efforts. DiPrete Engineering is also providing construction administration services along with Bentley Builders LLC, the construction manager and contractor. 401 Studios led the creative design to achieve a building that will be unique and complementary to South County architecture. The Renaissance Group is the lead architect for the project.
John C. Carter & Company designed the landscape areas, patios and hardscape, and also assisted with the regulatory permitting and construction implementation. Kenyon Law Associates, LLP provided land use advice and helped lead the expedited permitting process.
“Last year the project was under very tight time constraints to get the building foundation into the ground prior to winter freeze,” said Eric Prive, senior project manager at DiPrete Engineering. “Now, the vertical construction of the hotel is five months from completion.”
The new Fairfield Inn by Marriott is expected to be open for guests in April 2019.