Olshan Propertie yesterday announced the completion of its sweeping and all-encompassing $27.3 million transformative interior redesign and amenity enhancement of the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
Developed in 2000, the 345-key Hilton Columbus at Easton is a 7-story, AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel and 39,000 SF conference center located ten minutes from downtown Columbus, OH and busy John Glenn International Airport (CMH). As one of Central Ohio’s leading hotels which boasts a reputation for top quality service, accommodations, fine dining, wedding and event management, the Hilton Columbus at Easton is a favored hotel among business and leisure travelers, discerning locals and groups alike.
Having completed an expansive $14 million interior guest room redesign in 2016, which included the innovative Hilton Honors members’ digital check-in and room selection, Olshan Properties focused this year on a full-scale overhaul of the hotel’s public areas including chic new lobby bar, “Easton Social”, investing over $13 million to assure the finest in sophisticated, contemporary chic design and cutting edge amenities to greet its discerning patrons.
“When we embarked on this expansive, dual phase mission to redefine sophistication in hospitality we did so with a clear vision informed by years of hotel and design expertise coupled with our deep understanding of the local market and region,” said Andrea Olshan, CEO of Olshan Properties, which owns and manages six market-leading hotels and resorts nationwide. “Today, we are so proud to be able to share the product of that vision with our guests and the surrounding community and invite all to enjoy the ultimate in pampering and refinement at the newly transformed Hilton Columbus at Easton.”
With its newest renovations Hilton Columbus at Easton guests are now greeted with a fully redesigned lobby and entryway featuring marble highlights contrasted with inviting neutral colors, rich fabrics and textures. New sophisticated seating delivers both elegance and comfort and offers guests a welcome spot for casual and formal conversation, working wirelessly on-the-go, and socializing. The lobby terrace similarly features inviting furniture for lounging and entertaining. Relocated to the first floor, the Executive Lounge, an exclusive benefit for dedicated Diamond Hilton Honors members and upgraded guests, has been enhanced with a private terrace, VIP service, and premium amenities.
Lending further style on the lobby level, the Hilton Columbus at Easton now also boasts a striking and inviting new lobby bar, Easton Social — sure to take its place as one of the area’s most stylish watering holes — as well as a robust new restaurant Herb N’ Kitchen, a signature Hilton gourmet marketplace concept, which offers everything from wines by the bottle to pizza and salads. Featuring fresh culinary creations developed by the hotel’s own executive chef, Timothy Dionisio, this new grab n’ go concept is perfect for the fast moving needs of today’s traveler. Hotel and area guests will additionally have the enjoyment of the Private Dining Room, in association with new lobby bar Easton Social, which will feature upscale dining fare paired with the innovative, signature libations. For light fare and drinks, guests can also make their way over to the vast welcoming fireplace or find a tranquil spot on the expansive terrace.
“I am so proud of the outstanding enhancements made to our four diamond Hilton Columbus at Easton,” said Ernie Catanzaro the new Head of Hospitality for Olshan Properties. “This is indicative of how Olshan Properties constantly seeks to improve our assets to best serve our guests and local communities.”
In addition to the new public space, the Hilton Columbus at Easton has added over 9,000 additional square-feet of meeting rooms and event space, to further meet the needs of their ever-growing group clientele. With the added meeting space comes new digital signage technology. Each meeting room now has a digital reader board with up to the minute information on the events taking place, as well as multiple reader boards located near elevators and entrances to stay current with hotel-wide events, weather updates, and maps of the conference space. A Virtual Concierge board has also been installed, with touch screen abilities, flight updates, directions to local attractions, and much more.
Hotel guests will also be delighted by the world class modernization and redesign of the property’s contemporary pool and fitness areas. Completely reimagined with brand-new, opulent tile and sophisticated resort-style, upholstered chaise lounges, the pool area now also enjoys the addition of a private outdoor leisure space. To meet guests’ evolving workout needs and programs, the fitness center was expanded, and the hotel acquired new, state-of-the-art exercise equipment.
Hilton Columbus at Easton General Manager, Carrie Richards, commented, “Our entire team is thrilled by the results of our expansive renovation and is incredibly excited to roll out the welcome mat to both repeat and new guests so we can show off our fabulous new décor and amenities while continuing to hit all the best notes with our commitment to top quality service and customer satisfaction. For icing on the cake, we’re offering guests who book stays with us 1,000 Grand Re-Opening bonus points per night from now through September 15, 2017.”
Along with its physical and amenity upgrades, Hilton Columbus at Easton is now one of just a handful of Hiltons to offer Hilton Honors members the ability to bypass the front desk by using their smartphone as a room key. The new, ultramodern digital check-in and room selection technology, streamlines the check in process by providing Honors members the opportunity to check in prior to arrival and go keyless, choose the location of and/or upgrade their room, and request specific amenities to be delivered before arrival, all from a mobile, device, tablet or computer.