Redevelopment

The HOTEL ROYAL

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We are currently in the planning/pre-construction phase of the redevelopment of the Hotel Royal property on Broadway just south of downtown Toledo.

Built in 1900 in close proximity to the city's Union Station, Hotel Royal opened as Kest's European Hotel, then was known for many years as the Meyerhof Hotel. It accommodated rail travelers and workers on the upper floors with a bar and restaurant located on the first floor fronting Broadway. A barber shop also inhabited the space for some time in the early to mid twentieth century. It became the Hotel Royal sometime around 1960 and remained such until its closing in the early 1980s, transitioning to extended-stay rooms towards the end of this era. An effort was made to transform the property into a hostel in the 1990s and 2000s, however the plan did not go through and the building has remained vacant since the end of its hotel era.

Plans for the building's future include apartments on the upper floors and once again commercial space on Broadway at the first floor. 

Consultation

We offer assistance with a broad range of historic preservation and cultural resource management endeavors including: National Register of Historic Places listings; Ohio state and federal historic tax credit applications; historical, archaeological, and archival collections management; and historical background research on any place, person or theme that matters to you. We are proud to be focused on Northwest Ohio and especially, Toledo.

Advocacy

We are dedicated to preserving the remaining historical built environment of Toledo and to helping others to do so as well. It is central to our purpose to bring people together around this goal. Please do not hesitate to reach out with thoughts, questions, or concerns, or just to say "hi". And stay tuned as we work towards providing opportunities for like minds to meet up.