The sleek, contemporary design of this downtown hotel reflects the energy and creative spirit of Columbus.
Located in the heart of the city, within the historic Short North and the Arena District, this ring-shaped hotel and its 10-story guest tower sits atop a three-story podium that houses meeting and banquet space and a 400-seat restaurant. A glass pedestrian bridge links hotel guests to the adjacent Greater Columbus Convention Center.
A skylight covering nearly the entire roof of the building creates a soaring atrium, framed by guestroom wings, that floods the hotel interior with natural light. The building’s exterior complements the neighborhood’s pedestrian-scaled masonry and glass buildings, as well as the nearby high-rises.
The team designed the hotel for LEED-NC Gold certification. In addition to the focus on daylight, sustainable design strategies include high-efficiency boilers, building automation systems, daylight and occupancy sensors, low-flow fixtures and use of local, recycled materials.
HOK was the design architect, with Moody Nolan serving as architect of record for the interiors.