Hilton Convention Center Lobby and Reception

Hilton Columbus Convention Center

Ohio's largest hotel and a signature location.

A huge boom in hospitality and a citywide initiative to host national-level conventions inspired the expansion of the Hilton Columbus Convention Center Hotel.

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Hilton Convention Center Exterior from High Street

Meyers+Associates is the associate architect to Cooper Carry on the design and construction of the Hilton Columbus Downtown expansion. The 28-story tower is a contemporary counterpart to the existing Hilton and a companion to the Greater Columbus Convention Center through the unique High Street façade, precast concrete color, and window patterning.

Located across the street from the existing Hilton, the tower introduces an additional 463 rooms and 53,000 square feet of meeting space to support the growing demand for the Convention Center. Its urban location, limited building footprint, weight on a railroad bridge, and multiple points to join the buildings together all present nuanced constraints to the project.

Hilton Columbus Downtown expansion tower
Hilton Columbus Downtown expansion tower

The building offers a vibrant and signature destination for visitors and residents of Central Ohio, including a two-story restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a lounge on the building’s top floor.


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This highly collaborative project has involved over 30 design consultants and multiple city regulatory processes, including reviews with the Downtown Commission.

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  • CityColumbus, Ohio
  • Client Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
  • Year Completed 2022
  • Size of Project 460,000 SF
  • Environmental Credentials Currently Pursuing LEED Gold Certification
  • Recognition 2022 Harrison W. Smith Award, Columbus Downtown Commission
    2023 Project of the Year, Building Columbus Awards, Columbus Business First
    2023 AGC Build Ohio, New Construction over $100M
  • Collaborators Architectural Lead: Cooper Carry
    Interiors: Jeffrey Beers
    GC: Turner/Smoot Construction
    FF&E: Bray Whaler
    Engineering: WSP Engineering, EMH&T
    Landscape Architecture: EDGE Group