Style Notes: Hilton Easton gets a refresh

Sherry Beck Paprocki
Columbus Monthly
Easton Social, the Hilton lobby bar, was part of a $13 million renovation this year.

If shopping is getting you down this month, the new lobby bar, Easton Social, might be a place to stop. The lobby lounge was part of this year's renovation, which involves posh new furnishings, chandeliers and other modern décor for the hotel's grand foyers and other public spaces, which were renovated at a cost of slightly more than $13 million. Guest rooms and suites were refurbished in 2016, at a total cost of about $14 million.

A long-popular conference spot since its opening in 2000, the hotel's renovations have also included an addition of 9,000 square feet of meeting rooms and event space. The update includes modernized conveniences, too, such as the ability for Hilton Honors members to bypass the front desk and check in via smartphone.

The AAA Four Diamond property is managed by New York-based Olshan Properties, which also owns the Courtyard Columbus at Easton, the Residence Inn Columbus at Easton, the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa and others.

“When we embarked on this expansive, dual-phase mission to redefine sophistication in hospitality, we did so with a clear vision informed by years of hotel and design expertise coupled with our deep understanding of the local market and region,” says Andrea Olshan, CEO of Olshan Properties.