Voice of the People
I was not too surprised that no bids were submitted to the State for
building a hotel on the beach parking lot at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
It seemed to me that it was a bad idea from a business perspective as well
as an aesthetic or environmental one.
The area has a more than adequate number of hotel rooms closer to the main
While one in the park might have more appeal for some in the summer because
of the nearness of the beach, it would surely be lost in the long off
I think it would turn out to be a money-losing White Elephant on the
lakefront when competing with hotels closer to the interstates during the
What does give me cause to wonder is that the DNR director said he would
consider the idea of the State building a hotel in the park. For a concept
rejected by would-be private investors to be resurrected by an
administration so in love with “privatization” as evidenced by the recent
Indiana Toll Road lease is both bizarre and inconsistent.