A new 63-room, four-story hotel is coming to Fairfield Bay.
BD Alliance and DMC International, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Fairfield Bay announced the signing engagement for the development of the Cobblestone Inn & Suites today in a press release. Groundbreaking is expected in February with an opening date set for Fall 2018.
The first hotel in Fairfield Bay, it will be located at 100 Lost Creek Parkway, next to the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center and the mall area. Construction will be by BriMark Buliders of Neenah, Wis., and will be operated by WHG Professional Hospitality Management. This is one of seven new contracts the hotel group will be developing across the United States this year, and the first one in Arkansas.
The Cobblestone four-story properties are designed “…around small town Main Street charm. Cobblestone properties feature state of the art technology, whether staying for business or vacation. Signature amenities include high-speed internet access, complimentary hot breakfast, convenience store, fitness centers, business centers, and more,” the release stated.
Fairfield Bay Mayor Paul Wellenberger said the hotel will have a direct impact on the economy with more than $1 million annual revenue for the local economy. He is also expecting other new businesses to follow as well as a boost to the existing businesses in town.
“As someone who attends many conferences, the Cobblestone Hotel will give Fairfield Bay a huge competitive advantage over mid-size conference centers around Arkansas,” said Wellenberger. “We already had superior food, a superior conference center, and a superior staff. Now we will have superior accommodations. It also gives the ability to offer one night stays, online booking, and more reasonable cancellation policies for weddings, family reunions, and other special occasions. It will provide a boost to our local economy and undoubtedly spur new businesses and residential growth.”
“The hotel is a game changer in Fairfield Bay”, says Rocky Nickles, general manager for the Fairfield Bay Community Club. “This gives our visitors another choice in overnight accommodations. We will now have the opportunity to quickly reserve a hotel room on line, in addition to the many condos and homes that are available to rent.
“Economically, the hotel will spur additional business. A successful hotel will bring more conferences. It could also entice a full-service restaurant to the area, as well as more retail shopping opportunities – ultimately attracting more visitors to the Bay. We can’t wait to get started and see what the future holds.”
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