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June 27, 2012 09:42 ET

Lake City, Florida Hotel Honored With Columbia County Tourism Community Service Award

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City Recognized for Community Service

LAKE CITY, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Businesses aren't just part of a community -- they help build them. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City, among hotels in Lake City, FL, promised to keep the community at the forefront of its focus long before it opened its doors in 2008, and as Lynn Branscome, guest service manager/sales director, says, "When we make promises, we keep them."

As a result of that kept promise, this family-friendly hotel in Lake City, FL was recently awarded the Columbia County Tourism Community Service Award. The award honors individuals or organizations who contribute to the success of Florida's Suwannee River Valley tourism and the overall quality of life for the community. Branscome and the entire staff believe firmly in the idea that "We all have to work together to achieve greatness."

This Lake City extended-stay hotel is active in the community, working with other businesses and organizations. The staff participated in the March of Dimes walk, bringing home first place for its spirit station. The hotel works closely with TDC during baseball/softball season to accommodate visiting teams and parents, hosts Chambers mixers to engage local businesses, sponsors and hosts local events and works with the Suwannee River Music Park during their festivals.

The Lake City, Florida hotel also regularly donates to local causes, including contributing to silent auctions for United Way, offering free nights for drawings within the business community and providing linens to a domestic violence shelter. 

"We are here for the long haul," Branscome says. "The old saying 'actions speak louder than words' is the motto we have among our staff."

That motto carries over into the guest experience at this extended-stay hotel, where those seeking a much-needed vacation or a place to settle in during a business trip will find everything they need for a comfortable stay. In addition to spacious rooms and suites, featuring the latest technology and kitchenette amenities, you'll find an indoor heated pool, fitness center, property-wide wireless Internet and a complimentary continental breakfast buffet.

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City
Located in the Gateway to Florida, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City is the perfect stop along your journey through the Sunshine State or to settle in for a long-term business stay. This certified Florida Green Hotel features spacious, extended-stay rooms and suites with complimentary wireless Internet, luxurious bedding, coffee/tea service, sofa beds, 32-inch HDTVs with premium channels, free local calls, mini-fridges, microwaves and well-lit work desks with ergonomic chairs, two phones and data ports. Mornings at this family-friendly hotel begin with a few laps in the indoor heated pool or some time on the treadmill at the fitness center. Follow up your workout with a complimentary continental breakfast, featuring hearty and healthy options. If you're here hosting a meeting, settle into this hotel's 1,000 sq ft conference room for a productive day. Those in town for fun can explore area shopping, entertainment, state parks and attractions including Itchetucknee River, Olustee Battlefield and Suwannee River Music Park. If you're ready to hit the road, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee are all nearby.

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City
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