Welcome to The Bradley Hotel. One glance is all it will take for you to be charmed head over heels by the city’s first luxury boutique hotel. In every corner, your eyes will feast on sophistication, modern design and Midwest appeal.
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A True Reflection of Fort Wayne
Located on Main Street right in the heart of downtown, The Bradley offers the best landing space for your Midwestern adventure. This hotel is a true reflection of the Fort—showcasing its abounding creativity, elegance in details, and the spirit of community. It boasts of 124 guest rooms, including nine suites that are uniquely decorated and named after an Indiana city. Vibrant views of downtown Fort Wayne await you at the stunningly appointed balcony suites. There are also three meeting rooms named after area counties.
There are touches of Fort Wayne that are full of vitality and color throughout the hotel. A custom-designed wallpaper presenting the Fort Wayne skyline, peonies (the state flower), and cardinals (the state bird) are featured in the public restrooms. The same powder-room fabric with Indiana symbols is used in an exclusive Vera Bradley bag for sale at the hotel.
The Bradley’s Culinary Heartbeat
There are two new restaurants inside The Bradley that offer the best culinary dishes, drinks, and ambience.
On the ground-level, you’ll find the Arbor restaurant. Its name is rooted in Fort Wayne’s abundant parks and tree lined trails. True to its name, not only are natural surroundings highlighted in the design, locally-sourced ingredients take the center stage in their carefully crafted menu. Local Utopian Coffee, for example, is featured in the coffee bar. Home-cooked favorites that kindle familiar feelings of comfort like Egg BLT’s, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Grilled Cheese are given a special twist. Arbor can seat almost 100 guests and is ideal to delight your appetite any time of the day.
Head on to the hotel’s top floor to find Birdie’s. It offers indoor seating, and an alfresco rooftop bar with heaters and a fire pit. It is full of whimsy, with bird artworks and rattan birdcages lining the entry hallway. With a casual and comfortable style, it is one of the best places to take in the unbeatable downtown view with pals, cozy up near the firepit, sip on classic cocktails, or read your favorite book.
A Love Letter to Fort Wayne
The Bradley is all about thoughtful touches, with love written all over its walls and halls—and it’s no wonder why. This luxury hotel is a byproduct of a prominent woman’s love for hotels and for Fort Wayne.
Forty years ago, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the cofounder of known handbag company Vera Bradley moved to Fort Wayne with her husband. She fell in love with the city and the people. Being surrounded by Art Deco palaces in Miami Beach where she grew up, Barbara always had a deep love for hotels. It has been her personal dream to create her own. When she retired, Barbara found the perfect time to make this dream a reality. Provenance Hotels became her partner in building the luxurious Bradley, a love letter to her adopted home state.
Every little detail uniquely paints the story of The Bradley and of Fort Wayne, effortlessly making one feel right at home. Come experience the best of Fort Wayne here.