FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Ground was broken Thursday by White Lodging on the newest downtown hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites.
The hotel, which will be located next to the Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown on West Jefferson Boulevard, is expected to open in the summer of 2019. It will have 136 rooms. it marks the second hotel for White Lodging, which developed and manages the Courtyard that opened in 2010.
“In 2007 the City of Fort Wayne reached out to us with the opportunity to build a hotel which would anchor a key element of a new economic engine for the city,” said Deno Yiankes, president and CEO, investments and development at White Lodging. “Today, it’s exciting to continue that vision with a second hotel. We believe this is another step in continuing to bring more families, business travelers and conventioneers to experience all that downtown Fort Wayne has to offer.”
The hotel will also include walkup restaurant Burger Bar and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with views of Parkview Field and the downtown skyline.