New 124-room hotel breaks ground in Fort Wayne

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Provenance Hotels has started work on a new 124-room boutique hotel in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Elevatus Architecture designed the structure, which will be built by Fort Wayne-based The Hagerman Group.

Local entrepreneur Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Provenance Hotels worked closely with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, Allen County Board of Commissioners, Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., and the City of Fort Wayne to select the site of the future hotel, at the intersection of Harrison and Main Streets, and secure community support for the project, a City of Fort Wayne news release says.

“These forces aligned behind the community’s vision for the future of downtown Fort Wayne to pave the way for the development of this boutique hotel that will complement Fort Wayne’s adjacent Riverfront Development, phase one of which opens in August 2019, and The Landing, a boutique shopping, dining and residential development located across Harrison Street that is also opening this summer,” the statement says.

“We appreciate the belief and commitment Provenance Hotels and Barbara Baekgaard are demonstrating by building a unique hotel for our community and region,” says said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “Collectively, we’re a city on the move with excitement and new investment opportunities like never before. I’m so proud of the teamwork and dedication to making Fort Wayne a point of destination to live, work and play.”

The hotel will have a marquee ground-floor food and beverage operation, rooftop bar and meeting space designed to serve as a nexus of the community as well as leasable ground floor retail space.

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