White Lodging announced today the “topping off” of its new hotel in Fort Wayne, signifying that the structural framework is now complete.
The new 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne Downtown will include a Burger Bar restaurant and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar, Conner’s Rooftop.
Burger Bar, a chain inspired by Midwestern food trucks, will seat 70 and have an outdoor seating area. The restaurant will offer eat-in and pick-up services.
From Conner’s Rooftop visitors can expect sharable small plates and snacks, and a nod to modern bar culture with cocktails, craft beers and wine.
The hotel is immediately adjacent to Parkview Field and the Grand Wayne Convention Center and is on schedule to open in July 2019.
Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Mayor, said: “The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is going to be a tremendous addition to our downtown. We’re impressed with the positive progress we’re seeing with the construction of the new hotel.
“White Lodging is an outstanding partner and we appreciate their continued private investment in our community. Convention and tourism opportunities will be enhanced with the new hotel development.”
Deno Yiankes, president and CEO, investments and development at White Lodging, said: “The city has delivered on its commitment to re-energize downtown starting with the Harrison Square re-development over a decade ago.
“We are appreciative of the opportunity to play a role and excited to be bringing a unique venue to life; one that we believe visitors and the local community will equally enjoy.”