Hotel may finally be coming to Fort Wayne International Airport

Fort wayne International Airport may be getting a nearby hotel several years after the Airport Hilton was demolished. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Fort Wayne International Airport hasn’t had a hotel for years, but that may be changing.

Brookwood Airport Park, located just to the east of the airport near Ferguson and Bluffton roads, has asked the Allen County Plan Commission to rezone two parcels within the industrial park for use by a future hotel. No hotel is included in its application, which states that the “owners have been contacted regarding development of a hotel on this property . . . we do not feel the character of the area will be affected by the change in zoning. The site is a 7-plus acre shovel ready site with a great location by the airport on a major highway and market studies by the developer have shown a need for this in the area.”

The Commission will also be asked to consider a more definite hotel proposal next month. Fort Wayne Hospitality Trust wants to build a five-story, 115-room Hyatt Place Hotel on Ellison Road in southwest Allen County near Interstate 69 in an area that already boasts several hotels.


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