Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the official grand opening of Hilton Columbus Downtown, poised to be a top destination in the heart of the city. The 532-room property is located at 401 North High Street, conveniently positioned in the centre of the city’s most admired neighbourhoods, including the Short North Arts District and the Arena District.The $140-million convention centre hotel features a large atrium in the lobby with skylights to give an indoor-outdoor feel. As part of the Hilton brand’s commitment to sustainability, the property is designed to attain both LEED and Green Seal Certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The hotel includes 48 suites and 31,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space connected by a pedestrian skybridge to the 1.7 million- square-feet of meeting space in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 380,000-pound skybridge stretches across North High Street and is designed with a glass walking surface.
Hilton Columbus Downtown celebrates the diversity of talent, imagination and soul of the local community. The rich history of the Columbus arts community is the focal point of the hotel, which features a collection of more than 225 original art pieces as well as paintings, sculpture and photographs from more than 128 local artists. The art is displayed throughout the property and on the ceilings in each guest room, including Sue Cavanuagh’s piece titled, “Ori-kume #17.” Alice Schille’s piece titled, “Sea and Tidle River,” which adorns one of the Deluxe suites is a reproduction of the original found in the Columbus Museum of Art. Guests also will notice the beautiful original oil painting titled, “Landscape,” by Rick Akers as they enter the fourth floor elevator lobby as well as additional artwork by talented artists such as Donald Roberts, Aminah Robinson and many more displayed throughout the 13 floors in Hilton Columbus Downtown.
Bill Glover, executive chef, heads up a full-service dining facility that stands out among the hotels and restaurants in the area. The Gallerie Bar & Bistro, a French bistro-inspired restaurant, celebrates the bounty of Ohio agriculture by incorporating fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and products in both the food and beverage offerings to create a one-of-a-kind culinary experience for guests and visitors.