Hilton Columbus Downtown to Open
Tuesday June 26th, 2012 - 1:17PM
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COLUMBUS, OH—The Hilton Columbus Downtown, which is currently under construction, is set to debut here this fall, the only newly constructed Hilton scheduled to open in 2012.
The 532-room property will feature 48 suites and 31,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The property will incorporate more than 150 pieces of artwork from local artists, with a painting or photograph serving as the focal point of every guestroom. A pedestrian bridge will connect the hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center across the street. The bridge will feature a glass walking surface supported by steel tubing.
Additionally, the property is being built to attain LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Hilton Columbus Downtown features a 33% reduction in energy and carbon usage. As part of its recycling program, the hotel will use regional materials with recycled content, offer dual-flush toilets and low-flow fixtures, as well as individual guestroom lighting and thermal control.
Tags: Hospitality Ownership
The most recent NYU Conference, earlier this month proved, once and for all, that the lodging industry has finally turned the corner and happy days are, indeed, here again. While the economists and pundits all provided plenty of anecdotal evidence to bear that out in terms of supply and demand ratios, RevPAR projections, asset values and all the other metrics, that’s not what has me convinced.