Fairfield Inn & Suites coming to League City this summer

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 1144 Pinnacle Park Drive, League City, is set to open in May or June, building managers said. The facility will have 112 rooms and a full-service bar and fitness room. www.fairfield.marriott.com
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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