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New Downtown Hilton Hotel to Open Fall 2012

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In March, the long-awaited Convention Center hotel was revealed, and yesterday, Hilton Worldwide officially announced their affiliation as operators of the new 500-room development. “We are thrilled to be operating a new convention center hotel in the heart of Columbus, the state’s dynamic capital city, which is considered a major tradeshow, exhibition and meetings destination, […]


Grandview Yard Announces Phase One

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According to this article in today’s Dispatch, the first phase of the Grandview Yard development will include a 126-room Hyatt hotel, an Urban Active Fitness Center, a Jason’s Deli, a three-story office building, and a parking garage. The plan will be formally presented to the Grandview Planning Commission next Wednesday and more details will follow […]


A Trio of Port Columbus News Updates

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Yesterday yielded some good news, some bad news, and some more bad news out at Port Columbus. First the bad news: Business First is reporting that five airport hotels are having financial problems and are lagging on their rent and tax payments being made to the airport. Next, the other bad news: the Dispatch is […]


Columbus Zoo Considers Adding On-Site Hotel

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From Business First of Columbus: Zoo officials considering hotel on expanding campus by Adrian Burns The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is considering adding a hotel as its expansion raises hopes among administrators that more visitors will come for multiday visits. Officials are hiring a firm to study the prospects for a zoo hotel and expect […]


New Convention Center Hotel Moving Forward

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Later this afternoon we’ll be hearing an official announcement from the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (FCCFA) about the long-awaited new Convention Center hotel project that is finally moving forward. The new project will be located just across High Street from the Convention Center, between Vine Street and Ohio Center Way (the access street that […]


Westin Completes Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

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The Westin Columbus (also still sometimes referred to as The Great Southern Hotel) just completed almost $10 million in renovations to the lobby, guest rooms, ballroom, and restaurant. Much of the architectural restoration work was completed by hand and required many skilled tradesmen and artisans. Additionally, the guest rooms now feature some new modern amenities […]


Boutique Hotels Coming Soon to Columbus?

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Nearly a full year ago, Columbus Underground asked the question, “Where are all the Boutique Hotels in Columbus“? The answer we’ve been hearing since then is that “They’re coming, they’re coming!” For the longest time, The Lofts have pretty much held a monopoly on the boutique hotel scene downtown, with only a handful of small […]


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