Sulphur hotel reopens after major renovations - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur hotel reopens after major renovations

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

The economy seems to be shutting down lots of businesses across the country, and while some may try to reopen, it's not always successful.

But one local business shut down months ago after complaints of mold, but as of Friday it's back open to the public.

The Fairfield Inn and Suites is officially reopened for business after months of renovations.

After basically starting from scratch, Marriott is excited to be a part of the lake area once again.

It had tarps on the windows and signs that said keep out in January. That's because mold problems overtook the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Sulphur, shutting it down that is until Friday.

"We got to come back in and actually do it from top to bottom," said regional sales manager Lea Chapa. "It's completely done." 

Despite the bad economy, the company managed to rebuild the hotel better than before.

 "Everybody's excited. The town's excited, we think," said Chapa. "The staff is extremely excited. Everybody getting back in. It's been a great experience I think for everybody and everybody in the town to open an absolutely, basically new hotel."

Everything in this hotel is brand new, from the carpet to the ceilings. And when it came to the staff, the chose new people too. But they stayed local, even when it came to management.  

Lake Charles native Justin Foreman will serve as general manager of the hotel, something he's very excited about.

"The property is amazing," said Foreman. "Everything is brand new. We're just excited to showcase it to the community."

While there are several other hotels in the same area, Foreman says there's one thing that sets Fairfield apart.

"Service," said Foreman. "Our staff is amazing, top notch, and they're ready to serve."

A 24 hour fitness room, pool and heated spa add to the orange and green color pattern used in the renovation. But that's not all. The rooms hold even more upgrades.

"Plush mattresses, the beds are amazing," said Chapa. "The colors are crisp and clean. New bright functioning space. We're so excited to be a part of the Lake Charles, Sulphur community." 

Foreman says it's important to him and his staff to make the hotel feel more like a home.

"When you travel, you're looking for a place you can call your home," said Foreman. "You want to feel relaxed, and we can offer that. People want to feel that they have a place to go and just calm down, relax after a hard day's work. Or when you're traveling on the road with your kids. We want to do that."

Thanks to a local baseball tournament, the hotel is completely sold out for the upcoming weekend. They will hold their official grand opening on June 20.

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