Hotel Elkhart grand opening Tuesday

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ELKHART, Ind. -- The historic Hotel Elkhart is reopening as a hotel again after 98 years.

The hotel has been under construction for over the last two years and delays due to COVID-19 is reopening Tuesday.

This historic hotel is in Elkhart’s downtown historic district on Main Street.

The property was originally built as a hotel in 1923 and also had a coffee shop, restaurant, and various meeting spaces.

During the property’s life as a hotel it was a business hub for business leaders, travelers, and some notable figures such as Ed Sullivan and Robert Kennedy.

Until the early 1970’s the property was a hotel then served as home to a variety of things such as office space, an apartment complex, restaurants, and retail spaces.

“The redevelopment of this complex project was not an easy task. It required the commitment, perseverance, and partnership from both the public and private sectors to bring it to fruition. This includes the love and support of so many from the Elkhart community who share Hotel Elkhart’s long and rich history. How fitting that we stand together here today celebrating the rebirth of the Hotel Elkhart nearly a century after its initial opening,”, said Edward Bradley, Partner and Senior Vice President of Cressy Commercial Real Estate.

The property now offers 93 rooms, two restaurants, a ballroom, meeting space, and a rooftop bar.

The renovation was a partnership between Cressy Commercial Real Estate and Mno-Bmadsen, a non- gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

To make a reservation or for more information on Hotel Elkhart please visit their website here.


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