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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #120 on: March 26, 2012, 09:22:13 AM »
High St. was ugly over the weekend just sound of Nationwide & High while crews painted the skywalk "Nationwide Blue" - doesn't look too bad, big improvement over rusted dark brown

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2012, 09:56:48 AM »
Yeah, much better improvement for such a hideous skywalk.
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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2012, 10:54:48 AM »
If you really squint, it makes it look like the skywalk says "SNSNSNSN", reminding you that you just left the Short North.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #123 on: March 26, 2012, 01:29:23 PM »
That was really fast. It's going to be weird passing by here. Not the best design, but like I thought it looks very Arena District. I imagine Char Bar won't mind the extra foot traffic, not to mention how accessible North Market is from here.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #124 on: April 25, 2012, 08:45:51 PM »
Here is another photo I grabbed this morning...getting closer:


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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #125 on: July 10, 2012, 10:51:39 PM »
More construction photos of the new Downtown Hilton Hotel from Columbus Underground's June Construction Update

View of the hotel's east side from High Street near Vine Street



The hotel's east side as viewed from Convention Center Drive which runs under High Street. 
That is High Street and the end of the Convention Center in the foreground.




Partial view of the hotel's west side from Convention Center Drive.  An addition to the existing
Vine Street Parking Garage is also under construction next to the hotel.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #126 on: July 17, 2012, 01:37:01 PM »
Convention center Hilton names Sage owner as executive chef



The Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel next to the Greater Columbus Convention Center didnít have to look far for its culinary leaders.

The under-construction destination Friday announced the hiring of two Columbus restaurant veterans to set the food and drink tables for its Gallerie Bar & Bistro and the hotel as a whole. Michael Mejia is director of food and beverage, and Bill Glover is executive chef.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #127 on: August 14, 2012, 12:43:50 PM »
More construction photos of the new Downtown Hilton Hotel from Columbus Underground's Construction Roundup - July 2012

View of the hotel's east side along High Street from bridge looking north



View along High Street further north.  The structure being constructed in front of the hotel is a glass enclosed overhead walkway that will connect the Hilton Hotel with the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the west side of High Street.



This is where the walkway will contect to the Convention Center.



View along High Street at the Convention Center looking south (back toward downtown).

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #128 on: August 15, 2012, 09:58:52 AM »
Few more construction photos of the new Downtown Hilton Hotel and its context from Columbus Underground's Construction Roundup - July 2012.

View of the hotel's south side from the High Street bridge.  This window wall looks toward downtown and over a railroad line toward the future five-story office building under construction for Nationwide Insurance.



This is the five-story Nationwide Insurance Office Building under construction across the railroad tracks from the Hilton Hotel.



View of the hotel's west side from Front Street.  This window wall looks toward Nationwide Arena and the Arena District.  The structure in the foreground is an addition to the existing Vine Street Parking Garage.  The addition to the parking garage will accommodate the increased demand from both the new Hilton Hotel and the new Nationwide Insurance Office Building adjacent to the garage.



View of the parking garage addition (and slight glimpse of the Hilton Hotel) from Convention Center Drive.  Convention Center Drive parallels a railroad line that runs below High Street.  The High Street Bridge and an older portion of the Convention Center can be seen in the background.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #129 on: August 18, 2012, 10:06:16 AM »
More photos of the glass enclosed overhead walkway that will connect the Hilton Hotel with the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the west side of High Street.  It looks like it is getting very close to being installed.  Here's some more recent photos of the walkway from the MyUrbanhood twitter feed, the Dispatch, and the Columbus Underground thread 'Downtown Hilton Hotel - News & Updates':






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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #130 on: August 23, 2012, 01:32:47 PM »
The Dispatch is reporting that the skywalk will be installed over High Street on Saturday.  Their article - 'Hotelís skywalk to convention center will go up on Saturday' - also had a rendering of the skywalk's interior once installed over High Street.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #131 on: August 23, 2012, 01:53:21 PM »
I mean, if there has to be a skywalk...that's a damn nice one.
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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #132 on: August 23, 2012, 02:07:48 PM »
From the photo, it already looks installed over High.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #133 on: August 25, 2012, 01:21:25 PM »
^ That last image from August 23 is actually a rendering, not a photo.  Spooky how realistic some renderings can be, no?

The "for real" skywalk got installed earlier today over High Street.  Here's some of the first pics of the installation from the Downtown Hilton Hotel - News & Updates thread at Columbus Underground.  More photos at the thread link. 

The first two photos were taken from the Convention Center/North Market area and look south toward the rest of downtown.






The last two photos were taken from the High Street Bridge and look north toward the Convention Center/North Market area with the Short North just beyond.



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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #134 on: August 25, 2012, 04:02:56 PM »
Usually don't dig skywalks, but in this case it's a necessary evil.

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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #135 on: September 21, 2012, 10:31:28 AM »
Underneath view of the new Hilton Hotel skywalk over High Street from the Hilton Columbus Downtown facebook page:




Also, a really neat 2 minute time-lapse video of the skywalk's installation was posted at Columbus Underground.  It's a vimeo video, which I've never had good luck in embedding here.  So to view it - click the above CU link and scroll to the bottom of that page.
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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #136 on: September 21, 2012, 10:31:47 AM »
The Hilton Columbus Downtown facebook page also had some photos of the hotel signage going up.  Many more construction photos posted at this part of their facebook page, both interior and exterior:



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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #137 on: September 24, 2012, 01:03:21 PM »
News about the opening of the Downtown Hilton Hotel from this article in last Sunday's Dispatch.  The article featured a series of rolling opening dates for the new hotel. 

According to the hotel's director of sales and marketing in the article: "The projected opening is mid-October" and "The hotel's first group is booked for the week starting October 15."  But "declined to say when the guests are set to arrive, or the size or even the name of the group".

According to the article, the director did say that "the group will not fill the hotel and this was by design".  Adding that "it's natural in the hotel business to ramp up your occupancy when you're brand new".  Also according to the article, "At the moment, October 28 is the first night that guests not affiliated with a group can book a room at the new hotel". 
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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #138 on: October 19, 2012, 10:16:18 AM »
News about the opening of the Downtown Hilton Hotel from a non-subscription required Columbus Business First article, a Hilton press release and a link to the hotel website below:

Business First: Hilton opening Friday in time for Columbus Marathon

Hilton Press Release: Hilton Columbus Downtown Announces Opening

Hotel Website: Hilton Columbus Downtown
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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #139 on: November 23, 2012, 08:45:17 AM »
More about the restaurant in the atrium space of the new Downtown Hilton Hotel from Columbus Underground:

CU: Gallerie Bar & Bistro Brings French Dining to Downtown Columbus
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« Reply #140 on: November 23, 2012, 08:48:56 AM »
A couple more reports of the Downtown Hilton Hotel's grand opening:

NBC4 News: Hilton Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening

Columbus Underground: First Look: The Hilton Downtown Columbus
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Re: Columbus: Hilton Columbus Downtown
« Reply #141 on: November 23, 2012, 08:58:49 AM »
On my way from Cincy to Cleveland Wednesday I took a detour and got off the highway, went up High Street, and got on I-670 to bypass all the I-71/70 interchange garbage that was backed up like crazy. I passed by this Hilton and was quite surprised at how much I liked it. It's fairly simple, but nicely done. The glass canopy over the sidewalk was interesting as was the skybridge. I'd like to see more of this style of architecture built in Ohio's cities.

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Hilton Columbus
« Reply #142 on: November 18, 2015, 01:26:20 PM »
Downtown Hilton planning nearly $500K restaurant and bar overhaul



The Hilton Columbus Downtown is hardly three years old, but itís already getting a nearly $500,000 renovation.

Guest complaints about noise from the hotel's drinking and dining areas, which has been drifting up through the large atrium, prompted Hilton to make plans to alter the layout of its Gallerie bar and make sound-dampening improvements to its adjacent Gallerie restaurant.

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