Canopy by Hilton and Indus Hotels and Schottenstein Property Group announced today the grand opening of Canopy by Hilton Columbus | Short North. Located at 77 E Nationwide Blvd., at the nexus of the Short North neighborhood and the Arena District, the 167-room hotel features the Central Market House restaurant on the ground floor and The Goodale Station rooftop experience.
“We are very pleased to debut Canopy by Hilton in Ohio, specifically in Columbus, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities,” said Gary Steffen, global head of Canopy by Hilton. “Travelers and locals alike can now experience the best of the Short North neighborhood at the new Canopy hotel and take in sweeping views of Columbus over craft cocktails on the rooftop.”
Canopy by Hilton Columbus | Short North features locally inspired design. The brick exterior with blackened steel and glass storefront elements are seamlessly meshed with the same interior elements, together reflecting the neighborhood’s tightly packed brick buildings and traditional storefronts. Within the architectural interiors, inviting spaces for working and socializing are carved out, layered with thoughtful details, rich in materiality and with local art moments driven by the same narrative. Combining innovative planning and imaginative design, the Canopy Columbus draws on the vibrant and eclectic local culture to craft a unique hospitality experience for both locals and visitors. Like the Short North neighborhood that surrounds it, Canopy by Hilton Columbus | Short North encourages guests to connect to the past, to the present and to each other.
An overview of hotel offerings includes:
- 167 rooms, including four suites
- Three deluxe and flexible meeting spaces, a total of 1,850 square feet
- Two dining experiences, including a one-of-kind rooftop option with a private dining room for up to 24 people
- Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early or need to store luggage after checking out
- The Retreat, a quiet nook for guests looking to relax or do work
“We are thrilled to open the doors and introduce Canopy and our ‘Enthusiasts’ to the Short North and beyond,” said Lyle Pauls, general manager of Canopy by Hilton Columbus | Short North. “Our hotel and incredible new dining and bar options bring a fresh experience to Columbus, particularly our one-of-a-kind rooftop that overlooks the revolutionized city.”
The ground-floor Central Market House restaurant is named in tribute to the thriving Central Market, which served as the central economic center of Columbus from 1850 until 1966. The Central Market House features a flexitarian menu of local and healthy options.
A dedicated elevator takes guests to Goodale Station, which offers stunning views of Downtown Columbus, the Short North and Goodale Park. Named after Dr. Lincoln Goodale, one of Columbus’ founding fathers, Goodale Station features a Southern-inspired menu for dinner and opens each day at 4 p.m. with small plates and craft cocktails.
Each evening, Canopy by Hilton Columbus | Short North will host a complimentary evening tasting, showcasing local drinks and bites for hotel guests, such as offerings from local distilleries Watershed and High Bank, along with local breweries Seventh Son and North High. Guests will receive their first “taste” of the neighborhood at check-in with Canopy’s signature welcome gift of Mmello Chocolate Bon Bon, which represents one of the local shops in the Short North neighborhood.
The hotel’s three meeting rooms include the Park Boardroom with a capacity of 10, the Haft’s Room with a capacity of 50 and the Acre Room with a capacity of 70. The latter two rooms can be combined to create the Haft’s Acre Room with a total capacity of 100.
The Haft’s Room is named after Albert C. Haft, a wrestler (both professional and amateur) and trainer who also served as a prominent promoter from the late 1910s until the 1960s and ran his operations primarily from Columbus, OH. Haft was a World Heavyweight Champion and the head wrestling coach at the Ohio State University, leading “The Buckeyes” to their first team title in 1923. He holds the Ohio State second-year coaching record to this day.
The Haft’s Acre Room is named after an outdoor arena that was located at the southwest corner of Park St. and Goodale Blvd. Boxing and wrestling events were staged there between 1927 and the early 1960s and attracted competitors such as Gorgeous George, Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Wild Bull Curry.