Hilton Downtown officially opens in Columbus, Ohio

After months of anticipation, the largest hotel in Ohio is now open.

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The 28-story tower is the tallest in Ohio — for now. | Rendering via Meyers + Associates

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The Hilton Downtown is taking the suite life to new heights literally + figuratively.

The 28-story tower officially opened on Thurs., Oct. 13, making it the largest hotel in Ohio. This skyscraper offers more than a scenic look of the city + a cozy stay, it also offers three new restaurants, a rooftop bar, and 53,000 sqft of meeting space. Today, we’re giving you an early check-in on this brand new hotel.

Michelin approved ⭐️

The three restaurants inside the Hilton — Stories on High, Spark, and FYR — will all feature dishes from Michelin-star chef Sebastian La Rocca. Sebastian is an Argentinian-born chef who has worked with famed chefs like Jamie Oliver.

Both Spark, the bar located in the lobby, + FYR, a wood-fired grill, are now open. Stories on High, an upscale rooftop lounge, is planned to open soon.

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Find upscale meals like a dry aged tomahawk steak at FYR. | Photo via FYR

A lay of the land 🏨

The $210 million, 460,000-sqft hotel will be the first 1,000 key hotel in Columbus. Split into two buildings, one building will house 537 keys + the other will hold 463 keys. Both buildings are connected by a pedestrian bridge over High Street that also connects to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

A race to the top ⬆️

As of the date of opening, this is the tallest building in Ohio since 1990, but that record might not stand the test of time. The North Market is beginning the construction process on its downtown addition which will bring a 31-story tower to the area.

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