Mayor Graham Richard and city officials today announced a full-service, 250-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel with a unique urban design is planned to be built in downtown Fort Wayne as part of the Harrison Square development.

“A Courtyard by Marriott will be a great asset for our community and region as we move forward with Harrison Square,” said Mayor Richard. “A successful privately financed hotel complements the overall Harrison Square development that will strengthen our community and enable us to retain and gain quality jobs and businesses.”

Hotel highlights
* Six-story, 250-room hotel

* Approximately 6,000 square feet of meeting room space

* Signature restaurant, bar and coffee shop

* Room service during restaurant hours for hotel patrons

* Indoor pool and fitness center

The Courtyard by Marriott will feature an urban design that will enhance downtown'€™s visual landscape. Its welcoming façade will add energy to the street-level experience.

“The new hotel balances sound fiscal management with amenities to match convention and visitor expectations,” said Mayor Richard. “We are pleased to be a partner with Acquest and White, two of the most respected hotel professionals in the country, as we continue to make progress on a great development for downtown.”

Hotel developers Acquest Realty and White Lodging Services are both leaders in the hospitality industry with specific expertise as premier developers, owners and operators of leading-brand hotels in multiple segments.

Acquest and White have hotels in Indianapolis, Chicago, Houston, Louisville, Ky., Austin, Texas, and Trenton, N.J. to name a few. White is also developing a J. W. Marriott hotel proposed for downtown Indianapolis.

Acquest and White support the overall Harrison Squaredevelopment and acknowledge the hotel, Grand Wayne Center, ballpark, condominiums, and retail will create a unique visitor and local destination place.