RAR Hospitality held their Fairfield Inn & Suites groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 22. Ottawa County officials, City of Port Clinton officials, Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, and local business representatives were in attendance. The offices of State Representative Steve Arndt and Senator Randy Gardner issued proclamations to Raffaele Ruta, owner of RAR Hospitality.
The $8 Million investment will include 85 rooms with lake side views, a fitness center and an indoor pool. Schnippel Construction, Inc. is constructing the new four-story hotel, which used to be where the Travelodge once stood but unfortunately no longer met the standards of most modern hotels. Fairfield Inn & Suites is expected to open in 2019.