OhioHospitality Hilton Columbus Downtown starts construction of 28-story expansion August 12, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Hilton Columbus Downtown, owned by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by Hilton Management Services, broke ground on a 28-story tower to create the first 1,000-room convention hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Together with the existing Hilton, the hotel will offer 75,000 square feet of meeting space and will be the largest hotel in Ohio when it opens in 2022. Designed by the architectural firm of Cooper Carry with interior design by Jeffrey Beers International, Hilton Columbus Downtown’s tower will be 28 stories including 463 guest rooms and 47,000 square feet of meeting space. All meeting rooms will feature natural light, with flexible space with interactive kitchens to create inspiring meetings. Hilton Columbus Downtown will continue to be a dining destination with the hotel introducing to its guests and the Columbus community four 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, as well as a new grab-and-go market connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. A new green roof will be home to the hotel’s urban beehives and Chef Bill Glover’s garden, to provide these natural ingredients throughout the chef’s award-winning dishes.