New Marriott-branded hotel approved for Farmingdale

A new Fairfield Inn by Marriott will soon be developed in Farmingdale. 

The new four-story, 84-room hotel replaces four blighted homes on 1.41 acres on Route 109 across from the southern end of Republic Airport. 

Krishiv LLC is the developer of the hotel and is awaiting building permits before starting construction, which it hopes to begin next spring. The $19 million project is expected to be completed in Q1 2025.  

The new hotel required a change of zone from the Town of Babylon from G-Light Industrial to M-H Planned Motel-Hotel District, as well as variances and special use permit from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.  

Attorney Keith Brown, partner with Brown Altman & DiLeo, worked with Bohler Engineering and Atlantic Traffic & Design to secure zoning approvals for the hotel project. 

“We are very pleased to have been a part of such a great project to meet the demand for more hotels for business travelers and families traveling to Long Island,” Brown said in a written statement. “We want to thank the entire Babylon Town Board and especially Supervisor Rich Schaffer, as well as the town Planning Department for their support and cooperation in order to bring this beautiful new Fairfield Inn into a reality.” 

The Melville-Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce and Discover Long Island issued letters of support for the proposed redevelopment of the property. 

“The town is thrilled be part of a project that will transform a dilapidated property into a world-class hotel,” Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer said in the statement. “We thank Mr. Brown for bringing us plans we could easily get behind.” 

Amenities featured at the new hotel will include a business center, breakfast cafe, outdoor patio area and fitness center.  

“We are very excited to bring this project to the Town of Babylon and the Farmingdale community,” Pete Patel, one of the partners in the project, said in the statement. “We very much appreciate the professional manner in which the town officials processed our application.” 

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