With the Ohio State Fair just around the corner, Columbus hotel operators are doing their best to make the most of an event that attracted more than 840,000 visitors last year. A case in point: the Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington, recently completed a $5.3-million renovation of its guest rooms, meeting and event space, lobby and public areas.
Located at 6500 Doubletree Drive, Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington Hotel is 11 miles from Downtown Columbus and 14 miles from Port Columbus International Airport. The renovation included the hotel’s 300 guest rooms and suites, its 20,000 square feet of public spaces and the 4,800-square-foot Grand Pavilion.
Guests have access to Christino’s, a three-meal restaurant; a lobby lounge; a 24-hour business center; indoor and outdoor pools; high-speed wireless internet access; same-day dry cleaning; and a fully equipped, 24-hour fitness center. Complimentary shuttle service is also available for destinations within a five-mile radius of the property.
One of the largest state fairs in the country, the Ohio State Fair tallied its largest attendance last year since 2004. This year’s edition runs from July 24 through August 4.
Besides renovated guest rooms and public spaces, the Crowne Plaza Columbus North – Worthington offers its guests a special State Fair package. Starting at $132 per night, it includes overnight accommodations, four tickets to the fair and complimentary shuttle service to the fairgrounds.
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc. reports that the hotel industry in the Midwest is on an upward trajectory that shows no signs of slowing. Regional occupancy jumped to 52.2% during the first four months of 2013, the highest level in seven years.