WORK CONTINUES on Marathon Petroleum Corp.s Hancock Hotel, above, at the corner of Main and Lincoln streets in downtown Findlay. It is expected to open early next year. Company officials on Tuesday said the hotel will include a Mancys Steakhouse. An artists sketch provided by the company, below, shows how the completed hotel will look. (Photo by Randy Roberts / The Courier)

By LOU WILIN
STAFF WRITER

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Hancock Hotel will open by Feb. 28, be managed by First Hospitality Group, and include a Mancy’s Steakhouse, Marathon said Tuesday.

The $20 million, five-story hotel at the corner of Main and Lincoln streets will have 99 rooms, a ballroom for up to 360 people and meeting rooms. It will employ 80 to 90 people between the hotel and restaurant.

“We’re trying to build a first-class facility,” Donald Malarky, engineering manager for major projects for Marathon Petroleum, said in a speech to Findlay Rotary Club.

The Mancy’s at the Hancock Hotel will the first one outside the Toledo area. Its menu will include steaks and fine dining, said Gus Mancy, president and partner of The Mancy Restaurant Group.

For later-night dining, it will have a lighter menu including salads, smaller steaks, burgers and sandwiches, he said.

Mancy’s also will service banquets, weddings and other parties in the 5,400-square-foot ballroom, said Paul Hitselberger, executive vice president of operations for First Hospitality Group.

The Hancock Hotel will be First Hospitality’s seventh hotel in Ohio. It manages 46 properties in the Midwest. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

It opened a hotel in Columbus in March and will open another in Toledo in the coming weeks.

“We are a Midwest company,” Hitselberger said. “We really don’t have any desire to be on either coast. The Midwest is home to us.”

Among midsized employers, First Hospitality ranked as best employer in 2016 and 2017 in Forbes’ rankings of best midsize employers in the travel and leisure industry.

The Hancock Hotel’s 99 rooms will include 87 standard rooms, 11 suites and a presidential suite “featuring an impressive rooftop terrace.”

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