Boutique Hotel coming to Historic Downtown Tiffin

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Rendering of possible façade of the new Tiffin boutique hotel modelled after a drawing of the original 1874 Wisler House done by historian John Huss.

TIFFIN, Ohio — The Tiffin Boutique Hotel Group LLC has announced that it has purchased the former Gibson Hotel in the historic Washington Street corridor of downtown Tiffin and will be converting it to a contemporary boutique hotel. 

The Tiffin Hotel Group plans a 23-room boutique hotel, featuring smartly appointed rooms with modern furniture and fixtures, while the common spaces will standout with edgy but pleasing décor. The original three-story spiral staircase in an open atrium again will shine with a melding of old and new. A lower rooftop deck with a garden patio is being contemplated in the rear of the building. The boutique hotel has a planned opening in 2021.

Jeff Weber and his other partners in Lakewood, Ohio, experienced real estate investors, have some familiarity with Tiffin and have partnered with Andrew Kalnow, CEO of National Machinery and a prominent local investor, to bring this new hotel to downtown Tiffin.

Weber stated, “We are very excited about this project. Tiffin is a happening place. As a smaller city with its historical preservation and Main Street program orientation that helps stimulate downtown living, shopping, and restaurants, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown also makes lots of sense.”

Kalnow commented, “With the combined options for overnight visitors of staying in a downtown boutique hotel or at an executive suite at the B&B village in the oldest part of town adjacent to the Monument on scenic Frost Parkway, Tiffin may stand out as a true destination for overnight visitors. It will also give a more unique hospitality experience for travelers doing business in the area.”

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