Columbus Flexes Its Strengths

By Michael J. Solender, September 6, 2018

Where to Stay

Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph: This eye-popping upscale arts-centric boutique opened in 2015 with 135 rooms and 6,700 square feet of meeting space. Situated in the heart of Columbus’ hip Short North Arts District, it is a two-block walk from the convention center.

Hilton Columbus Downtown: Built as an anchor hotel for the city and opened in 2012, the 532-room Hilton has 32,000 square feet of flexible space and an open lobby with a 15,000-sq.-ft. glass ceiling. Former President Barack Obama was the presidential suite’s first occupant during his 2012 campaign.

Hyatt Regency Columbus:  With 631 guest rooms, the Hyatt is the city’s largest property by rooms and has
the largest hotel ballroom (15,000 square feet). The Hyatt has 63,000 square feet of function space. All guest rooms were renovated in 2012, and the GCCC connector was part of the recent convention center renovation.

Hotel LeVeque: The Autograph Collection 149-room posh art-deco Hotel LeVeque, opened in 2017, claims anchor space in Columbus’ historic LeVeque Tower. The 90-year-old structure was once the tallest building between Chicago and New York City and used as a beacon for Amelia Earhart.

The Westin Columbus: Fresh off a multi-million-dollar renovation touching all 187 guest rooms and public spaces, The Westin Columbus has more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a Grand Ballroom with original marble flooring and stained-glass windows from The Great Southern Hotel dating back to 1897.

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