A hotel is much more than a place to sleep these days. With impressive views of downtown to boutique amenities, developers are adding to the unique properties to the Fort Wayne hotel landscape.

Three new Fort Wayne hotels are expected to open in 2019 and another five are slated for 2021.

Here’s a look at some of the new and under construction hotels that are creating a buzz:

Burger Bar at Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Fort Wayne

New Hotels in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Hampton Inn & Suites

Where: 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Opened: July 2019

Number of rooms: 136 Rooms / 37 Suites – the most number suites in downtown Fort Wayne

Restaurants – Conner’s Rooftop (Fort Wayne’s first Rooftop Bar) and Burger Bar (Similar to Shake Shack)

Amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast; business center; executive boardroom; modern fitness facility; outdoor fireplace and patio area

Family Friendly? Yes. The hotel offers Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and TinCap Baseball packages.

“The property is much more than a place to sleep and offers service and experiences that further elevate the great things happening across the city – for visitors and locals alike,” general manager Kevin Croy says.

“In addition to the two new restaurants, the hotel features a highly visible public art display – a giant-sized baseball that appears to have embedded itself into the side of seventh floor of the building, strategically placed as if it was a homerun hit from Parkview Field.”

hilton hotel Fort Wayne

Tru by Hilton

Where: 5345 Distribution Drive

Opened: 2018

Number of rooms: 92

Restaurant: 24/7 “Eat & Sip Market”

Amenities: Complimentary beverage and breakfast areas, business center, free parking, fitness room, pool

Family Friendly? Yes. The hotel has cribs, playpens, and high chairs available.

“The Tru is very upbeat and relaxed,” General Manager Connie Wannemacher says.

“Unlike other Hilton brands, the guest rooms have planking in lieu of carpeting, no coffee makers in the rooms, large walk-in showers. The Tru was originally designed with millennials in mind, but it has attracted guests from all demographics.”

Providence Hotel

The Bradley

Where: West Main and Harrison streets

Opening date: Summer 2021

Number of rooms: 124

Restaurants: Plans include a street-level food and beverage operation, as well as a rooftop bar.

“It’s been my dream to open a hotel and create a place where Fort Wayne can come together to do business, celebrate life’s special moments and connect,” Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard said in a statement. “We are going to create a hotel that reflects the pride we have in our city.”

Bradley Baekgaard will co-own the upscale boutique hotel with Oregon-based Provenance Hotels.

Other properties on the horizon:

Hilton Garden Inn HOME2 Suites

Where: 10650 Diebold Road

Opening date: 2020

Number of rooms: 172

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - North

Where: 10040 Diebold Road

Number of rooms: 96

Opening date: 2020

Hyatt Place

Where: 5950 Ellison Road

Number of rooms: 115

Opening date: 2020

SpringHill Suites

Where: 7775 West Jefferson Boulevard

Number of rooms: 95

Opening date: 2020

SpringHill Suites North

Where: 4145 New Vision Drive

Number of rooms: 95

Opening date: Late 2019

Staybridge Suites / Residence Inn

Where: Dupont Road near the Carmike movie theater

Number of rooms: 261

Opening date: 2020

Lakany Hotel Project

Where: 5577 Coventry Lane

Number of rooms: 92

Opening date: 2021

This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been updated.