• Hilton Columbus Downtown to become Ohio's largest hotel after expansion

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown to become Ohio's largest hotel after expansion

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown to become Ohio's largest hotel after expansion

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown to become Ohio's largest hotel after expansion

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown to become Ohio's largest hotel after expansion

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown to become Ohio's largest hotel after expansion

     
    POSTED August 15, 2019
     

Hilton is opening Columbus, Ohio's first 1,000-room convention hotel in June 2022. Hilton Columbus Downtown is adding a tower, which will allow Columbus to attract new meetings and events business, helping the economy.

"A city having a thousand-room convention hotel is becoming more and more critical to attracting large groups. By having this additional hotel inventory, we’ll be able to host high-profile, national events that will continue to highlight Columbus as a top destination," says Christian Coffin, general manager.

Coffin says Columbus is the largest and fastest growing city in the Midwest. In 2018, the city booked a record 553,653 room nights for meetings, conventions, group tours and sporting events, an increase of 9 percent from 2017. The city has also hosted large events such as the NCAA Women’s Final Four, the National Urban League and just completed the 2019 American Society of Association Executives, an event that attracts more than 4,000 Association Professionals & Industry Partners. "With Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority making a significant investment in the meetings industry by adding a 1,000-room hotel, Columbus will continue to attract even more large-scale meetings and events," Coffin adds.

"The location of our hotel makes Hilton Columbus Downtown ideal for meetings and events as the existing tower is conveniently connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center via an enclosed skybridge and the new tower will flow directly into the convention center. For guests looking to explore Columbus, the property is located in the vibrant Short North Arts District within walking distance to more than 300 dining and entertainment venues," Coffin says. "Guests looking to host an event on-property have a variety of spaces to choose from, thanks to 75,000 square feet of meeting space. All meeting rooms will feature natural light, with flexible space with interactive kitchens to create inspiring meetings."

Currently, guests of Hilton Columbus Downtown can enjoy the hotel's million-dollar art collection featuring more than 225 original works from more than 100 local artists.

"When we open our additional tower in 2022, the property will continue to be a dining destination with new food and beverage outlets, including a new lobby bar and rooftop bar featuring an innovative mixology program. Easily accessible from North High Street, guests and locals will enjoy a new wood-burning, open-fire concept restaurant, something that Columbus hasn’t seen before," Coffin says.

This September, Los Angeles Airport Marriott is beginning the final stage of their $50-million renovations.  

The redesign includes more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space alongside a maximum capacity of 2,500 people. The hotel will be set to host parties of any nature, including Corporate events, conventions, company retreats, holiday parties, banquets, exhibitions, workshops, and everything in between.  

 

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.  

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.