Walk inside the Hilton Columbus Downtown and it’s obvious this sleek, glass-encased property wasn’t designed to be your average convention hotel. Located in the heart of Ohio’s bustling capital city and surrounded by its vibrant arts, entertainment and business districts, the $140 million property features an eclectic mix of high-end creature comforts and visual delights, including more than 150 works by local artists and a 15,000-sq.-ft. glass ceiling that floods its atrium-style main lobby with natural light.
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The hotel is connected to the city's convention center, but it also has 32,000 square feet of its own meeting space.[/caption]
Besides its guest rooms, executive suites and lounge areas with modern yet comfortable decor, the hotel also features a state-of-the art conference center with 32,000 square feet of flexible space that includes a 12,169-sq.-ft. grand ballroom and eight meeting rooms divisible into 23 spaces. Meeting attendees at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will also appreciate the convenience of the hotel, which is located across the street from the venue and connected via a glass pedestrian skybridge. An adjacent hotel lounge capable of seating 100 serves as a great post-meeting gathering spot. Among the property’s additional amenities is its centerpiece, the Gallerie Bar and Bistro, a 160-seat full-service dining facility that celebrates contemporary Ohio cuisine by emphasizing locally sourced ingredients. Other hotel features include a coffee bar, 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool.
Sustainability is also an important commitment for the hotel, which plans to achieve both LEED and Green Seal certifications. Conveniently located within walking distance of more than 300 dining, shopping and entertainment venues, the property also offers plenty for guests to see and do outside of its sleek and inviting spaces.