Renderings Released for 28-Story Downtown Hilton HotelDecember 18, 2018 11:48 am Walker Evans
One of the biggest (literally) development announcements in 2018 was the news that the Greater Columbus Convention Center would expand its hotel footprint with a 22-story tower to be managed by Hilton. Last week, it was revealed that the building would be growing taller to 28 floors as the first renderings were unveiled by Atlanta-based architectural firm Cooper Carry.
The design of the new building would echo that of the existing 12-story Hilton hotel that was completed in 2012 with a brick and glass facade. Combined, the two hotel buildings would host just over 1,000 rooms — a number that has long been touted as a goal of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority for attracting larger events to Columbus.
Additionally, the new building will add restaurant space, meeting rooms and other related hospitality amenities. Connectivity between the two hotel buildings will be accessed through the existing glass skywalk as well as a new tunnel underneath High Street.
Originally, the hotel was planned to break ground in the fall of 2018 with an opening scheduled for 2021. No update has been provided yet on the construction timeline.
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