Canopy by Hilton set for July 30 grand opening

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Hilton’s lifestyle brand and two restaurants to open in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood

Columbus, OH – July 23, 2019 – Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand, Indus Hotels, Schottenstein Property Group and Turner Construction Company announced today a grand opening date of July 30, 2019 for its new development, Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown | Short North.  Located at 77 E Nationwide Blvd – at the nexus of the Short North neighborhood and the Arena District — the 167-room hotel will also feature the Central Market House restaurant on the ground floor and The Goodale Station rooftop experience with sweeping views of downtown Columbus and the Short North.

“We are looking forward to opening the doors and introducing the Canopy by Hilton and our incredible new dining and bar options to the Short North and beyond,” said General Manager Lyle Pauls. “The pillars of the Canopy by Hilton — simply enabling, thoughtfully local, and surprisingly comfortable – were developed to ensure a positive and unique guest experience quite unlike any other.”

The Canopy by Hilton includes:

  • 167 rooms, including 4 Suites
  • Three deluxe and flexible meeting spaces offering a total of 1,850 square feet of space
  • Two dining experiences, including a one-of-kind rooftop experience with a private dining room option (up to 24 people)
  • Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early
  • The Retreat, for guests seeking a quite space

The 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 will feature a flexitarian menu of local and healthy options.

A dedicated elevator will take guests to Goodale Station, which offers stunning views of Downtown Columbus, the Short North, and Goodale Park. The space is named after Dr. Lincoln Goodale, one of Columbus’ founding fathers. Goodale Station will feature a Southern-inspired menu for dinner and small plates along with craft cocktails open each day at 4pm.

The 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 Haft’s Room and the Acre Room are designed to be combined to create the Haft’s Acre Room, with a total capacity of 100, including pre-function space.

Albert C. Haft, a wrestler (both professional and amateur), wrestling and boxing promoter and wrestling trainer was a prominent promoter in the United States from the late 1910s until the 1960s, running his operations primarily from Columbus, Ohio. He would go on to become World Heavyweight Champion. He was also involved in amateur wrestling and was the head wrestling coach at the Ohio State University, leading “The Buckeyes” to their first team title in 1923. He also holds the Ohio State second-Year coaching record to this day.

Haft’s Acre was an outdoor arena, located at the southwest corner of Park Street and Goodale Boulevard in 1927. Boxing and wrestling were staged there until the early 1960s. Wrestlers such as Gorgeous George, Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Wild Bull Curry all competed at the Haft events.

Canopy by Hilton Columbus Short North will participate in Hilton Honors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. Hilton Honors members who book directly through will have access to benefits including: Digital Key, digital check-in and free Wi-Fi.

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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

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, Nordstron 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

About Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton is a place in the neighborhood to relax and recharge, offering simple guest-directed service, thoughtful local choices and surprisingly comfortable spaces. Each hotel is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood and delivers a fresh approach to hospitality and the guest experience. Canopy by Hilton is the lifestyle hotel brand of Hilton. Experience a positive stay at Canopy by booking at or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand at and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.