Hilton Columbus Downtown
The new tower at the Hilton Columbus Downtown will soar 28 stories and echo design elements of the Greater Columbus Convention Center with a contemporary combination of glass, terracotta and precast concrete. The striking shape of the building is a direct result of the fact that it sits on a triangular parcel of land in between railroad tracks and the convention center, just across the street from the existing convention center hotel which opened in 2012. The new standalone tower will become the front door and face for the existing 537 key convention hotel, adding another 463 keys and 53,000 sf of meeting space for a total of 1,000 keys and 75,000 sf of meeting space. Scale was carefully considered to make the old and new hotels appear as one destination, straddling the elevated high street. The new structure will provide both the lobby and food & beverage outlets for the entire property, and the addition of a bridge under High Street's elevated roadway will allow the public to move through the vertical spine of the new hotel's atrium to the existing hotel facility and existing pedestrian bridge to the convention center. Below this bridge is another connection for back-of-house workers.
Construction of this $210 million, 460,000 sf project will commence late in the summer of 2019. It will open in 2022. Cooper Carry is the prime architect in collaboration with Columbus-based Meyers + Associates Architecture.