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    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.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/07/07/hotels-spiff-up-and-hope.html?sid=101

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    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.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/07/21/bookings-for-future-hilton-slow-but-prices-are-up.html?sid=101

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    futureman
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    Convention Center parking expansion would serve Hilton, enable new Nationwide offices
    Premium content from Business First – by Brian R. Ball
    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.

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2011/07/22/convention-center-parking-expansion.html

    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.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    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?

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    ehill27
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    #450875
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
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    A few picures I took of the progress..nothing fancy but I wanted to post!

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    anillo
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    Nice shots Stephen, thanks for posting!

    #450877
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I just took a few photos there myself on Sunday. ;)

    Posted here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-august-2011

    #450878

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    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.html

    #450879
    Caleb
    Caleb
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    YEA!!! Congrats to Columbus!

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    Pablo
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    I had an opportunity to tour the construction site today. More photos are here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul2741/

    Atrium:
    DSCN3445

    DSCN3473

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    Pablo
    Participant

    Here’s the Short North from the roof of the Hilton:

    DSCN3457

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    cc
    Member

    Great pictures! It kind of shows how small the SN really is.

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    Pablo
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    Actually, it didn’t appear that small to me when I was up there.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing! :D

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