28-Story Hilton Breaks Ground, Showcases Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
Work officially began on the new 28-story Hilton hotel at the Columbus Convention Center yesterday. The 463 room expansion of the existing Hilton Hotel will bring their combined total room count to 1,000.
“The addition of the tower to the Hilton Columbus Downtown will allow Columbus to attract new meetings and events business,” stated Don Brown, executive director, Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority. “With the additional hotel inventory, we’ll be able to host high-profile, national events that will continue to highlight Columbus as a top destination.”
Along with yesterday’s groundbreaking, design firms Cooper Carry (architecture) and Jeffrey Beers International (interior design) unveiled new visuals for common areas, rooms and the rooftop restaurant and rooftop bar. The newest exterior renderings were released in May.
“Our challenge was to design a facility that would connect physically and aesthetically, with the campus and the community,” said Rob Uhrin, Principal at Cooper Carry. “We are guided by the principle that the design of the building and the variety of experiences for the guest and the community should create authentic and thoughtful connections.”
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All renderings by Cooper Carry / Jeffrey Beers International.