The Bradley, Fort Wayne, Indiana’s up-and-coming boutique hotel, created in partnership with hotel owner and operator Provenance and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of iconic womenswear brand Vera Bradley, will officially open its doors on Thursday July 15. Born from Midwestern charm and modern design sensibilities, the 124-room hotel will serve as the epicenter of entertainment and hospitality in the growing urban center of Fort Wayne, with nine purpose-built suites, a gallery of revolving art and two restaurants including a rooftop bar.

The Bradley: Inspired with Art

In keeping with Provenance’s mission to celebrate the arts and its creators, The Bradley will illuminate Fort Wayne’s brilliant talent by showcasing local artwork throughout the hotel to tell the story of the city.

Each room will include botanically inspired typographic prints commissioned by local artist Julie Wall from HEDGE Studios. In addition, the hotel will feature a revolving art gallery in the main lobby in partnership with the Department of Art and Design at Purdue University in Fort Wayne. The gallery will showcase the artwork of students, faculty and alumni, and the works on display may be made available for purchase. Additional works created by local artist Theoplis Smith III, aka Phresh Laundry, known for his pop-culture art installations and larger-than-life murals placed throughout the city, will be on display in the public spaces of the ‘hotel.

Unique Design Features at The Bradley

Dutch East Design, a New York-based interior design and branding firm, led the interior design concept of the Bradley. Upon arrival, the lobby opens to a welcoming lounge, creating a warm ambience marked by rich fabrics and textures like a stained wood ceiling and wall panels and custom-designed pendants and furniture. Decorative free-standing screens, underlined by fine bronze frames and textured curtains, open the way to the reception. Tying it all together, the reception desk and matching communal table are adorned with artwork and custom five-pointed bronze chandeliers that cast a warm light to fill the space.

Inspiration for luxury and premier bedrooms comes from Baekgaard’s personal style, exemplified by a blend of soft sophistication and pops of bright color, including floral headboards in the bedroom and custom wallpaper in the bedroom. bathroom. The Bradley also has nine suites of varying configurations. Paying homage to Hoosier State, all suites are named after a town in Indiana, with two suites designed by Katherine Durant of Provenance Hotels and the rest by Baekgaard. Feature details range from separate sitting areas and walk-in rainfall showers to some with freestanding soaking tubs, wet bars, and outdoor balconies.