Downtown Hilton Hotel Breaks Ground Today
The new Downtown Hilton Hotel located adjacent to the Convention Center officially broke ground this afternoon, and construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2012. The new $140 million full-service hotel will feature 532 rooms, 48 suites and over 22,000 square feet of additional meeting and convention space.
The project is being completed as a partnership between the Franklin County Commissioners, Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, City of Columbus and Nationwide Realty Investors. The Hotel will be operated by Hilton Worldwide.
“The addition of the 532-room Hilton will enable our city to compete as a convention destination for more than 900 national trade shows, conventions and meetings in our target convention market,” said Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority Board Chairman John S. Christie. “Columbus is looking beyond the short-term and preparing for the next ten years.”
The hotel will also include a new 160-seat restaurant, 100-seat lounge, and a coffee shop.
Additional hotel developments for the area have also been proposed, or are already underway, including the Pizzuti Boutique Hotel planned a few blocks north in the Short North, the new Hyatt Place hotel in Grandview Yard, which opens in September, the new six-story Springhill Suites Hotel at the former Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe site, and the boutique Hotel Indigo project near the corner of Broad & High Downtown.