Marriott International opened a dual-branded Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn property in Columbus, Ohio, on the campus of Ohio State University. Located at 3100 Olentangy River Road, the hotels are owned by UPH Holdings and managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises of Raleigh, N.C. The Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn will offer 240 and 114 guestrooms, respectively. The hotels will share some amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, a 1,950-square-foot fitness center, exterior courtyards with fire pits and the Moda Couture restaurant and bar.
Located 12 minutes from downtown Columbus and 12 miles from John Glenn Columbus International Airport, the hotels offer access to Ohio Stadium, Schottenstein Arena, the Arena District and the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds.
“We are honored that Marriott has entrusted us to implement this twin hotel model, the next evolution in convenience and customization,” Mark Laport, Concord Hospitality’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Extended-stay comfort meets full-service delivery and perks, all built around the diverse, but extremely specific needs of the OSU Corridor with its busy campus and medical center.”
The guestrooms at the Marriott Hotel Columbus University Area offer an upgraded look complete with tailored solutions. Based on consumer insights, the property includes locally-inspired accents and open closets. Bathtubs have been replaced with deluxe walk-in showers and spa-like lighting.
The Marriott Hotel Columbus University Area includes the Greatroom lobby – a hub for the hotel that serves as a social gathering place. The property's décor and layout provides guests with a space to relax, collaborate with colleagues or grab a night cap. Guests can access a variety of food and drink options as well as connectivity with free Wi-Fi and technology.
Along with the Greatroom, the property also includes The M Club Lounge, an area reserved for Elite and Club paying members with perks including a range of complimentary food and beverage options such as a hot breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oervres and beverages throughout the day. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the M Club Lounge also offers free Wi-Fi, printing and power supplies.
The property also has 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including pivotable walls, moveable partitions, soft seating and modular furniture, as well as rewritable surfaces, magnetic panels and shared-screen technology.
The Residence Inn Columbus University Area is designed for stays of five nights or more, and each suite comes with a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances.
The Residence Inn’s complimentary breakfast has a variety of options, including specially made featured items and a to-go offering.
The hotel offers guests functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services and an onsite guest laundry room.