Hilton Columbus Downtown
With panoramic skyline views, 1,000 guest rooms and a seamless integration between the existing hotel and a new 460,000-square-foot tower, the Hilton Columbus Downtown will make its debut as the largest hotel in Ohio in September 2022.
Situated on a triangular parcel of land in between railroad tracks and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the expansion includes an additional tower – rising more than 350 feet into the skyline, with 463 new guest rooms, multiple food-and-beverage concepts, over 47,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and two striking ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Columbus skyline. A rooftop bar is positioned as the jewel within the Columbus Hilton’s crown – flanked by a social terrace on either end, offering endless views of the surrounding areas.
The towers are connected, publicly, across N. High Street through use of the iconic “Coleman Skybridge.” Existing site conditions and grading are optimized to provide separate, distinct, public entrances for the main hotel lobby and signature restaurant. A large porte cochére creates a dramatic architectural feature at the entrance and serves as the “front door” of the newly appointed campus, located off Ohio Center Way. Complementing the architectural façade of the surrounding environment, elements of the Peter Eisenman-designed Convention Center are echoed in the exterior design with a contemporary combination of glass, precast and metal panel. The design team was also able to complement the existing hotel’s brick and massing of its tower. Cooper Carry is the prime architect in collaboration with Columbus-based Meyers + Associates Architecture.
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