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A Brief History
Welcome to Connecticut’s only premiere timeshare resort with beachfront property located directly on beautiful Long Island Sound.
It all began in 1946 when Water’s Edge was a hotel called Bill Hahn’s, after its founder. Bill Hahn was well known far and wide for his love of people, his appetite for fun and to many, the perfect host.
For over three decades Bill Hahn provided a casual, friendly and family-like atmosphere. Bill Hahn’s was known as a place to unwind and be entertained. The hotel Dining Room became a ‘Broadway’ stage with many not-yet-famous entertainers appearing regularly: Woody Allen, Art Carney, Barbara Streisand, to name but a few. In his lifetime, Bill Hahn became the single largest contributor to the American Cancer Society in Connecticut State, also helping with many fundraisers.
In 1983, after the passing of Bill Hahn in the late 70’s, his sister sold Bill Hahn’s and it was transformed into Water's Edge. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa was further developed into interval vacation weeks and it operates as a full service hotel and corporate conference center.
In 2001 we were host to the wedding and reception of the Princess of Afghanistan to a Connecticut resident and Yale student. In 2009 we were host to the film Once More with Feeling starting Chazz Palminteri, Linda Fiorentino and Drea De Matteo. And you can also see us in a 2010 episode of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress.