Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

November 01 2012

Hilton Columbus Downtown

By Jennifer N. Dienst, Contributing Editor

A new headquarters hotel for the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

This month, the downtown landscape of Columbus, Ohio, will be forever changed with the opening of the highly anticipated 532- room Hilton Columbus Downtown. Adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the hotel directly connects to the 1.7-millionsquare- foot facility via glass pedestrian skybridge. With its central, well-connected location and more than 300 dining and entertainment venues within walking distance, the hotel is expected to become a hub for meetings and conventions in Columbus.

Situated on High Street in Columbus’ hip Short North Arts District, Hilton Columbus Downtown reflects the creative energy of its surroundings with more than 150 pieces of artwork from local artists filling its public spaces, meeting rooms, and guest rooms. The hotel’s Gallerie Bar & Bistro serves fresh, local fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is perfect for a quick morning coffee run. Other hotel amenities include a spacious lobby lounge, fitness facilities, and an indoor pool and whirlpool.

The hotel’s more than 32,000 square feet of function space complements the adjacent Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 12,000-square-foot George Bellows Ballroom (divisible into six sections), more than 5,600 square feet of prefunction space, and almost 3,000 square feet of meeting space round out the lower level. Additional function space in the hotel includes two 12-seat boardrooms, multiple meeting rooms, and a private dining room offering intimate yet flexible space for breakout sessions and VIP dinners.

The guest rooms at Hilton Columbus Downtown are just as thoughtfully designed. All 532 rooms, including 48 suites, feature 42-inch LCD TVs, laptop-sized safes, and Wi- Fi access. Guests staying on the Executive Level can enjoy access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge, which serves complimentary breakfast and refreshments all day.

At a Glance

Meeting facilities
  • More than 32,000 square feet of function space and 1.7 million square feet of space at the adjacent Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Guest rooms: 532, including 48 suites 
Amenities
  • Gallerie Bar & Bistro, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, fitness facilities, an indoor pool and whirlpool, Executive Lounge, and 24-hour Hilton Connectivity Station
For more information: Hilton Columbus Downtown - 614.384.8600;columbusdowntown.hilton.com

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