Lingerfelt Picks Up 2 Fairfield Inns

The 170-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista and the 139-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott Orlando Airport changed hands, following Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners’ recent portfolio acquisition. The deal also included two Hilton properties in Atlanta, GA and another Marriott in Charlotte, NC, bringing the total number of rooms involved in the transaction to 758. The buyer’s current holdings exceed 4.2 million square feet, which includes six hotels totaling 1,000 rooms in the Marriott and Hilton franchises.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners has picked up two Orlando-area Fairfield Inns as part of a three-state, five-hotel acquisition.

The larger of the two properties, the 170-key Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista, is located at 12191 South Apopka Vineland Road in Lake Buena Vista. It is about 1 mile from Walt Disney World and is also close to Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the Orlando Premium Outlets.

Amenities include a food court, café, parking, complimentary wireless access, swimming pool and children’s splash zone. The hotel offers guests a free shuttle service to multiple destinations.

Located at 7100 Augusta National Drive, the 139-key Fairfield Inn by Marriott Orlando Airport is less than a mile from Orlando International Airport, minutes away from the Lake Nona Medical City and from area attractions. It offers an outdoor pool and spa and a fitness center.

Guest rooms are equipped with microwave and mini-refrigerators and/or large in-room whirlpool spas. Complimentary high-speed internet and airport shuttle service are available. The hotel will stay open during renovations, which are slated for completion in the fourth quarter.

In addition to the Orlando hotels, Richmond, Va.-based Lingerfelt acquired two properties in Atlanta, a DoubleTree by Hilton and a Hampton Inn, and a Courtyard by Marriott in Gastonia, N.C. Lingerfelt’s holdings exceed 4.2 million square feet, including six Marriott and Hilton flags totaling 1,000 keys. CommonWealth Lodging, an affiliate of the new owner, is overseeing operations at the five hotels.

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