The Hilton Columbus Downtown has unveiled a second tower, expanding its guestroom count to 1,000 units. Now totaling 459,531 square feet and more than 75,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is now the largest in Ohio. Cooper Carry and locally based Meyers+Associates partnered on the project, while New York-based Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) spearheaded an interior design inspired by Columbus’ urban culture and the surrounding Short North Arts and Arena Districts.
“Our design is an elegant and artistic homage to the Midwest’s genuine and warm hospitality,” says JBI architect, founder, and CEO Jeffrey Beers. “We were inspired by Columbus’ local art, literary, and design heritage, as well as the surrounding geography. With striking pops of persimmon and the layering of satin aged bronze, the newly expanded Hilton Columbus Downtown feels part of the city’s culture while also providing an elevated repose for travelers near and far.”
The hotel’s main lobby now occupies the ground floor of the new tower, where guests are ensconced in a palette of neutral tones with gold-bronze and persimmon accents. White oak, satin-aged bronze, and marble further complement the ageless elegance of the property, which instills a sense of place through nearly 200 pieces of locally sourced artwork.
A trio of new F&B options also arrive as part of the expansion, including signature eatery FYR, Midwest-driven restaurant Spark, and Stories on High, which boasts the denomination of the tallest rooftop bar in Columbus.
Like the property’s public spaces, new guestrooms reinforce the artistic heritage of the setting, echoing the nature-infused palette as well. Among the 463 new accommodations are 40 suites outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. A pair of skyline suites will be added to the lineup later this fall, crafted akin to a chic residential penthouse and complete with a butler’s pantry and wraparound windows.