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Hilton Columbus Downtown is getting ready to wow downtown Columbus, Ohio this fall with a 532-room hotel, located conveniently next to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The glass and steel structure is nearing completion, and renderings on the website offer a peek inside the guest rooms and public spaces.
One neat tidbit about the hotel is the fact that all guest rooms will feature ceiling art by a range of contemporary (and deceased) Ohio-based artists. So if you do feel the need to experience some "culture" while you're in Columbus, you needn't look further than your bed.
Or, to be exact, above it.
The college football season is in full swing, so we here at HotelChatter are doing our best to help you fans support your alma mater in the best way we know how, with our College Football Hotel Map, a guide of where to stay when you attend the games.
Ohio State University is still holding steady this season in the #8 according to the AP's Top 25 College Football rankings. And the OSU football scene is pretty big in Columbus, Ohio. But if you lived in ho-hum Ohio you would make football a big thing too.
Nevertheless, we were pleasantly surprised to find that near OSU you can stay at places like Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, etc. for a cheap price without seeing bedbugs, mold in the bathrooms or dirty sheets. It seems almost all these places are clean and worth it. Goooo Team!
Our fearless publisher MarkJ sacrificed his Wednesday yesterday by flying the new low-cost-carrier SkyBus to Columbus from New Hampshire...just for the day.
You can read all about his fun day of travel over at Jaunted but in case you wanted to know where you could stay if you were to ever visit Columbus, he has nicely dropped this picture of the Drury Inn there into the HotelChatter Flickr Pool for us to ooh and aah at.
Ok, so it's not much to look at but the lobby did have free working wireless internet access.
Remember to drop your own hotel photos into the HotelChatter Flickr Pool.
HotelChatter East spent the day in Columbus Ohio yesterday. Long story that has something to do with that whole Skybus thing. Anyway, thanks to this Drury Inn story we immediately headed to the Drury Inn in downtown Columbus post landing.
Once there we were treated to fast, quick, no hassle hotel WiFi. As an added bonus some sort of autoplay invisible ghost played the lobby piano all day. Much better than a real life hotel pianist.
Since we didn't stay at the hotel we asked a fellow lobby dweller what he thought of the place:
Better than Marriott Residence Inn here, better than the Columbus Embassy Suites--this is my first time at Drury and I am staying here every time I come to Columbus on business.
High praise from business travelers can't hurt.
Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving companies dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway--at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.
In this episode, Hotel Maven Pbb finds a Red Roof Inn alternative in Columbus. Enjoy.
Not to jump on the bandwagon of Ohio-haters, but we normally wouldn't Cubicle Dream about Columbus. But since sis site Jaunted started covering the Skybus shenanigans, we've looked into the scene. And The Blackwell looks like the place we'd check in if we wanted to relive our college years since it's on the campus of Ohio State University. Plus the reviews aren't too bad.
I was not expecting much considering that it is on campus. I was immediately impressed by the professionalism of the front desk staff. The lobby is striking and sophisticated, especially for Columbus. The location is unbeatable if you have any business to attend to on campus. I imagine it would be fantastic for a football game, considering the stadium is just across the street. The rooms were nice, and all of the food was fantastic.
The hotel has all your standard amenities, and even has an airport shuttle that runs from early morning to late night. So if you need a comfortable ride somewhere after your Skybus flight, The Blackwell has you covered.
In a guerilla art campaign that lifted its major points from Banksy (the stealth replacement of a Paris Hilton object), artist Vinchen plied his trade at the Columbus, Ohio Hilton Hotel. He replaced a wall-mounted house ad with a more revealing image of the hotel heiress, in a mock ad that read: "For over 80 years, the Hilton name has been synonymous with elegance and class. A tradition that continues today."
Unfortunately, the artist Vinchen's website is down right now so you can't see the full NSFW version. But you know it doesn't involve underwear so draw your own conclusions. And a quick disclaimer: Hilton hotels has nothing to do with the Hilton sisters or their family these days.
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A fugitive inmate and his wife, wanted in a brazen courthouse escape and shooting in Tennessee, were captured last night at an Ohio motel, authorities said.
George Hyatte and Jennifer Forsyth Hyatte were in a room at an America's Best Value Inn in Columbus and were arrested without a struggle, said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The photo to the right is from inside the room at America's Best Value Inn in Columbus Ohio where fugitives were taken down.
Looks like these criminals are a bunch of slobs, we feel for their eventual cellmates.