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Study: Columbus is #1 Visitor Destination in Midwest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Study: Columbus is #1 Visitor Destination in Midwest

A new study from J.D. Power ranked the Top 50 U.S. cities based on customer experience during business and leisure trips, and found that Columbus was the top-scored city in the Midwest Region. “This is a great example of how cities that are able to exceed travelers’ expectations can leave a positive impression that has […]

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Columbus Hotel Occupancy Rates Rise, New 1000-Room Hotel Recommended

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Hotel Occupancy Rates Rise, New 1000-Room Hotel Recommended

Columbus isn’t typically regarded as a tourist destination, but that isn’t stopping our visitor numbers from growing steadily. Experience Columbus released a new report today that says that visitor volume grew by 200,000 people between 2013 and 2014 to a total of 37.9 million last year. Additionally, between mid-year 2014 and 2015, hotel occupancy rates […]

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Proposal for 12-Story Hotel Downtown Met with Concerns from Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for 12-Story Hotel Downtown Met with Concerns from Commission

A proposal to build a 12-story, 170-room Hilton Garden Hotel at 77 East Nationwide Boulevard has run into resistance from the Downtown Commission. Indus Hotels brought plans to the commission’s May 26th meeting, having made changes to the design they first presented in January. The latest proposal calls for reconstructing the brick facade of the existing […]

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Open Container Entertainment Districts Could Soon Come to Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Open Container Entertainment Districts Could Soon Come to Ohio

Legislation that would allow for exceptions to open container laws is making its way through the Ohio Statehouse. Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Sen. Eric Kearney of Cincinnati, would permit cities to establish “entertainment districts” where people could consume alcoholic beverages in public spaces. The Ohio Senate passed the bill on Dec. 2. In a […]

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Columbus Rallies for the Democratic Convention

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Rallies for the Democratic Convention

Ohio has long been a special state in presidential elections, but it could wind up hosting the nominating conventions of both major parties in 2016. On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Coleman and former Governor Ted Strickland will host a “Rally for Columbus 2016” and are inviting the public to show support for Columbus’s bid for the […]

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