Downtown Hilton Hotel - News & Updates
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July 7, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #87273
Downtown hotels spiff up and hope
Thursday, July 7, 2011
BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Just over a year from the opening of the Hilton Columbus Downtown, operators of nearby hotels are sprucing up their own properties and hoping for a surge in business.July 21, 2011 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #450871
Bookings for future Hilton slow, but prices are up
Thursday, July 21, 2011
BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
The Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel is more than a year from opening but already is booking rooms – at an average price higher than hotel officials had projected.
Still, the publicly financed $140million hotel – being built across High Street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center – is running 18 percent behind its goal for bookings, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority board was told at its meeting yesterday.July 22, 2011 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm #450872
Convention Center parking expansion would serve Hilton, enable new Nationwide offices
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Date: Friday, July 22, 2011, 6:00am EDT – Last Modified: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 5:01pm EDT
Plans are moving ahead to double the capacity of the Greater Columbus Convention CenterbizWatch ’s west parking garage, a project that could presage office construction downtown by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.bizWatch
The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has asked the Downtown Commission to approve adding two decks to the five-level, 887-slot garage. The $14 million project would provide 916 additional spaces to the convention center and a Hilton hotel under construction on North High Street. But the bulk of the new parking likely would be reserved for Nationwide, which has interest in leasing up to 600 spots for offices it is considering building on 2.6 acres at Front Street and Nationwide Boulevard, across from its headquarters.
The article also mentions Nationwide would want 600 spots reserved for the future office building next to it. Given the number of spaces it sounds like this new structure will probably be in similar size the rest of the arena district, 5-7 story building.July 22, 2011 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #450873
Interesting… so they’d just add two more levels to the top of the existing garage? I guess it was originally built to accommodate that?August 21, 2011 1:34 am at 1:34 am #450874
^ I believe they did the same with a garage at Gay & Front.August 29, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #450875
Stephen43215ParticipantAugust 29, 2011 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #450876
Nice shots Stephen, thanks for posting!August 30, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am #450877
I just took a few photos there myself on Sunday. ;)October 19, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #450878
Hotel’s progress adds to city’s ‘destination’ label
By Marla Matzer Rose
The Columbus Dispatch
Wednesday October 19, 2011 5:42 AM
The backers of the Hilton Columbus Downtown, rising across High Street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center, marked a milestone in the hotel’s development yesterday by holding a ‘topping off’ ceremony for the 532-room building.
Fifteen months after the company broke ground and 11 months before the hotel is scheduled to open, the frame of the structure is now essentially completed — “on time and on budget,” noted John Christie, chairman of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority board.
READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2011/10/19/hotels-progress-adds-to-citys-destination-label.htmlOctober 19, 2011 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #450879
YEA!!! Congrats to Columbus!November 4, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #450880
I had an opportunity to tour the construction site today. More photos are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul2741/November 4, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #450881November 4, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #450882
Great pictures! It kind of shows how small the SN really is.November 4, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #450883
Actually, it didn’t appear that small to me when I was up there.November 4, 2011 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #450884
Very nice! Thanks for sharing! :D
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