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New details, including name, announced for planned 100 room riverfront hotel in Downtown Tiffin




TIFFIN — Ed Hernando of Tiffin Riverfront Development, LLC announced Monday the name of a new 100 room hotel to be built on the Sandusky River as part of the new Tiffin River Walk project: The Edward Hotel & Spa.

Hernando received site plan approval on November 19 for a project encompassing 111 luxury residential condos, 63 rental apartments and a 100 room hotel with 25,000 square foot convention center along with 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space for business meetings and conferences, weddings and events.

The hotel will have a state-of-the-art spa along with a rooftop bar/restaurant and pool. 

Hernando says The Edward Hotel & Spa will make its mark not only in Tiffin, but throughout the state of Ohio “as a premiere luxury boutique spa and convention hotel in historic downtown Tiffin named after the first governor of Ohio, Edward Tiffin.”

Hernando said ground-breaking on the project is slated for spring/summer 2020. 

The River Walk will also have retail and commercial spaces available for outdoor dining and shopping along more than 1,100 linear feet of riverfront property from one end to the other. 

Ed Hernando is a Heidelberg University graduate, former captain of the football team, and current member of Heidelberg’s business school advisory board. He has been working with the city and economic development officials on the project concept since early 2017.

Height projections for the Downtown Tiffin riverfront project (Doo Architecture)

Mayor Aaron Montz previously said that Tiffin is open and prepared for this kind of development. “The Tiffin Riverfront Development will be a transformational project in the heart of downtown Tiffin building upon the already strong momentum the community has experienced over the past several years,” he stated.

“It will provide unique housing and lodging for new and current residents while serving as a catalyst for additional investment in the future. This further builds on other major transformational projects in the downtown like the Frost-Kalnow Amphitheater on the East Green, future splash pad, and newly renovated lofts and storefronts,” Montz continued.

The Creative Lofts will be located on City Lot 6 across the river from Kiwanis Manor and will offer affordable lofts geared toward young professionals and graduates from the local communities, encouraging young people to stay in Tiffin post-graduation to live, work, launch businesses, and make Tiffin their home.

The Downtown Residences and Edward Hotel & Spa will be located on City Lot 4 on the site of the former Stalsworth Hotel and Livery.

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