Renderings Unveiled for New 12-Story Downtown Hotel
It was announced last week that Indus Hotels has proposed the construction of a new 12-story Hilton Garden Inn hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard, and today the preliminary renderings have been revealed that give an idea of what the development could look like.
The building would be similar in height to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located on the same block at 33 East Nationwide, with a load-in drive just east of the main entrance to the building. David Patel, President and Founding Partner at Indus Hotels, says that the focused-service hotel would include a restaurant, bar and convention-centric amenities.
“Columbus is transforming into a big city — it’s not a cow town anymore,” said Patel. “Cities like Indianapolis and Pittsburgh have more focus-service hotel rooms Downtown, and Columbus needs to catch up with them.”
Indus owns and operates the Hampton Inn nearby at 501 North High Street, and Patel says that demand has remained strong there since its completion in 2000. The proposal for the Hilton Garden Inn will go in front of the Downtown Commission next Tuesday, which will require the demolition of an existing two-story office building.
Patel says that they hope to get the project approved to begin construction this fall. He expects the completion of construction to take roughly 15 to 18 months.
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Renderings via Indus Hotels / OHM Advisors.