With the work fence around the Marriott Courtyard and Fairfield Inn hotels in Fresh Meadows gone, they’ll soon be open to guests.

A spokeswoman for the hotel chain told the Chronicle that they are expected to open in January, although she declined to give a specific date.

The two six-story buildings are on the westbound Horace Harding Expressway between 183rd Street and Booth Memorial Avenue. The total number of combined rooms for the hotels is 218.

Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association President Jim Gallagher, who informed Community Board 8 members last week about the construction fence being taken down, is glad that people will be able to book rooms at the hotels in the near future.

He added that visiting professors who come to St. John’s University, which is not far from the hotels, for a lecture or seminar could stay there.

“It could also be used by parents coming for graduation,” the civic activist added.

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