by By Kaylee Hultgren | October 14, 2009

Hilton Worldwide has been chosen by the Franklin County (Ohio) Convention Facilities Authority to manage and operate a 500-room convention center hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio, adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. Features include 54 suites and 30,650 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Ground will be broken on the $140 million hotel next summer, and it should open in the fall of 2012.