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First Look: The Hilton Downtown Columbus

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The new 532-room Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel officially opened on October 19th, and has seen a flurry of activity in its inaugural weeks since then. It hosted this year’s CMH Fashion Week event, was ground zero for the local Democratic watch party on election night, and even accommodated President Obama during one of his many Columbus visits prior to his re-election victory.

Located adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the new 14-story $140-million hotel is the visual new centerpiece on High Street that anchors the north end of Downtown, the Arena District and the Short North. With the North Market located around the corner, and Park Street nightlife only a block away, there’s a new level of energy rippling from the hotel to its surrounding neighbors.

Inside, a grand design echoes throughout the wide-open atrium that provides skylit views down into the restaurant and lobby spaces below. Sleek modern hallways and guest rooms are punctuated with over 225 pieces of local artwork from 135 local artists. Amenities include an indoor pool with a High Street view, fitness facility and 32,000 square feet of meeting and conference space connected to the Convention Center.

We were recently provided with a tour of the hotel’s facilities, rooms, kitchens, lobbies and more. Photos from the tour can be found below.

Click here to read more about the Gallerie Bar & Bistro located on the second floor of the hotel.

More information can be found online at www.hilton.com.

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