LNW Hospitality and Axia Hotel Group have announced plans to build a Fairfield by Marriott Hotel in Middletown.
LNW announced on its website that the venture signed a franchise agreement with Marriott and is expected to break ground on a new Fairfield by Marriott in 2020, with an opening scheduled in 2021.
LNW Hospitality develops, owns, and manages hotel assets on the east coast, with three Marriott brands in its portfolio.
The company is best known for renovating and developing hotels on Jeykill Island on the coast of Georgia.
The blog post noted that parent company, Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. has been in Delaware for more than 70 years. In Middletown itself, through its ownership of Middletown Trace Apartments and Fairfield Commons Apartments.
“We see tremendous opportunity in Middletown,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman of LNWA. “The town is thriving, Fairfield by Marriott is a great brand, and our partner, Axia, has a strong track record in town as well.”
Axia Hotel Group has been in the hotel business in Delaware since the 1960s and has developed eight hotels.
In 2006, Axia brought the first branded hotel to Middletown, with the development of its Hampton Inn & Suites.
Founded by the Kramedas family, the Axia Hotel Group began in the restaurant and banquet industry over 50 years ago, gradually shifting to hotels over time.
Currently, Axia owns and manages seven limited service properties in Delaware and Maryland, with over 150 staff members. Axia’s brand affiliations include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Choice Hotels. For more information, please visit: http://axiahotelgroup.com/
The Middleown hotel site is near the entrance to Middletown from the newly constructed mainline U.S. Route 301 at the intersection of Warwick Road and Merrimac Avenue.
Fairfield by Marriott is the second-largest brand in Marriott’s portfolio, with over 1,000 properties and more than 400 more, worldwide, in its pipeline.