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First Canopy by Hilton Opens in Ohio

Lifestyle hotel and its two restaurants join Columbus’ Short North neighborhood

COLUMBUS, Ohio and MCLEAN, Va. - Canopy by Hilton, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand 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.”

Locally Inspired Design

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.” 

Eat, Drink, Smile

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. 

Just-Right Meeting Space

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. 

As part of Hilton, Canopy by Hilton Columbus | Short North guests will enjoy benefits of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for the company’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

As a lifestyle brand that embraces its locale, Canopy provides guests with authentic and unique local experiences. Each property is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood with a connection to local art, food, drink and culture. Hotel team members are called Enthusiasts – Canopy’s local experts – and connect guests to the best of their neighborhood, offering recommendations for the best restaurants, shops, running paths and more. 

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About Indus Hotels

As an award-winning hotel development, ownership and management company, Indus Hotels owns and operates multiple hotels and provides third-party hotel management services to institutional partners.   Our success and investor satisfaction are the result of strong core values, commitment to excellent customer service and associate satisfaction. Learn more at www.indushotels.com.

About Schottenstein Property Group (SPG)

Schottenstein Property Group (SPG) is a Jay Schottenstein Family owned business based in Columbus, Ohio, devoted to discovering innovative real estate solutions.  Since 1957, SPG has been an operator, acquirer and redeveloper of high-quality power/big-box, community and neighborhood shopping centers in major population areas throughout the United States, predominantly anchored by national retailers.  National tenants include American Signature Inc., DSW Inc., Bed Bath and Beyond, Wal-Mart, Nordstrom Rack and TJX companies.  SPG has acquired and developed more than 25 million square feet of gross leasable areas in 24 states since its inception.  In addition, SPG has partnered with other well-known market participants including Kimco Realty, Simon Property Group and Cerberus Capital in investing and managing real estate properties. Learn more at www.spgroup.com.


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


About Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton is a vibrant boutique lifestyle brand, providing guests a place in the neighborhood to relax and recharge with simple, guest-directed service, comfortable spaces, an energizing atmosphere, and thoughtfully local choices. Each hotel is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood and delivers a fresh approach to hospitality and the guest experience. The Canopy portfolio includes more than 35 open properties around the globe with 28 under development across 16 countries and territories. Experience a positive stay at Canopy by Hilton by booking at canopybyhilton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Canopy by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/canopybyhilton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.