Decorah's Fairfield Inn & Suites opens Friday.
Decorah's Fairfield Inn & Suites opens Friday.
Rebound Hospitality is announcing its new 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Decorah is opening Friday, Sept. 1.
All approvals and signoffs have been officially received from Marriott and the various agencies involved in the hotel’s completion. Reservations are now available for stays beginning Friday. Room reservations can be made online at or by calling 1-800-228-2800.
Located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Highways 9 and 52, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Decorah will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Decorah Hotel Partners and managed by Rebound Hospitality of Northfield, Minn.
Just minutes from downtown Decorah and adjacent to the Trout Run Bike Trail, the hotel offers guests convenient access to Luther College, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Porter House Museum and Dunning Springs. It sits on a bluff at the former site of the Cliff House/Bluffs Inn hotel.
In 2016, Rebound Hospitality entered into a development agreement with the city of Decorah to tear down the blighted property and replace it with the newly constructed Marriott.
“It is very fulfilling to see all of the work and collaboration of many organizations and people coming together to make the opening of a Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites happen in Decorah,” said Brett Reese of Rebound Hospitality.
The new hotel is the result of local partnering and collaboration efforts from the city of Decorah, Decorah Jobs, the Chamber of Commerce, the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Luther College, Decorah Bank and Trust, Viking State Bank, Kerndt Brothers Bank and local community investors.
“The dream of a Marriott coming to Decorah became a reality because of their encouragement, support and participation,” Reese said.
This hotel has a unique connection with the city of Decorah. Arne Sorenson is the chief executive officer of Marriott International and is a graduate of Luther College where he now serves on the Board of Regents. His wife Ruth (Christenson) Sorenson is a Decorah native.

The new Fairfield Inn & Suites Decorah features a bright decor, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room, an outdoor patio off the breakfast room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, fax and copy services and an electric vehicle charging station.
General Manager Jennifer Freitag brings more than 15 years of management and marketing experience in the hospitality industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management with an emphasis in Leadership.
“The staff at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Decorah has really worked hard to build a team and an environment that is nothing but the best,” Freitag said. “It has all come together nicely and I am beyond proud of everyone. We are all very excited to welcome our first guests later this week.”
Rebound Hospitality is focused on developing businesses and people that are dedicated to serving and connecting their communities. They operate multiple hotel properties in addition to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Decorah, including the Archer House in Northfield, Minn.; the Des Lux Hotel, Des Moines; the Hotel Winneshiek, Decorah; and the Fairfield Inn & Suites currently under construction in Northfield, Minn.
The public will be invited to attend a grand opening celebration at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Decorah in late October and more details will be announced in the future.