Construction has start on a $15 million, 99-room hotel shaped like a barn at Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana, described as the nation’s largest agritourism destination, The Times of Northwest Indiana reports.
CORE Construction‘s Shererville office is building the hotel. Crown Point-based DVG is the civil engineer.
“Fair Oaks Farms has worked closely with Marriott, the best hotelier brand and reservation system in the world, to make our Fairfield Inn & Suites at Fair Oaks Farms a very special hotel, which contributes to the unique sense of place on our campus,” Fair Oaks Farms Chief Strategy Officer Michael McCall said in the published report. “Architecturally it is a one-of-a-kind red barn hotel complete with silo rooms; programmatically it goes significantly beyond the prototypical hotel, with larger and better appointed public spaces, including the pool with indoor/outdoor hot tubs; and, as the hotel will directly connect to our existing Farmhouse Restaurant, Pub and Conference Center, the total package will provide guests with the attributes of a full service hotel for the moderate price of a select service hotel.”