About Columbus

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind., a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their own conflicted emotions.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 16.75%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 6.75%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 8 Miles
    Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Yes, a bus / taxi / shuttle
  • How much does the public transportation cost? COTA Bus: $1.75
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown? $17.00
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $25.00
  • How many daily flights out of airport? 140 – 150
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Air Canada, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United & US Airways


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 2,900
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 550
  • How many headquarter hotel properties2
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 550

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 410,000 sq. ft.
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 336,000 sq. ft.
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 107,000 sq. ft.
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 65
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 74,000 sq. ft.
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have3
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 74,000 sq. ft.
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2010
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? N/A
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes, 2 hot spots in the food court only
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Aramark
  • Is the convention center a union property? No
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? N/A
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center: N/A

Off Site Venues

How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people?
3 — Nationwide, LC Pavilion, Columbus Commons

How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people?
3 — Aladdin Shrine, Cosi, Ohio Union

How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? 200+ 

Can you list 3-5 local attractions and there whereabouts?

  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    1777 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43203
    Phone: 614-645-8733
    Fax: 614-645-5921
    Description: Botanical garden, Chihuly artwork, cafe, gift shop 
  • Columbus Museum of Art
    480 E. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Phone: 614-221-6801
    Fax: 614-221-0226
    Description: Great experiences with great art for everyone!
  • COSI
    333 W. Broad St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Phone: 614-228-2674
    Fax: 614-629-3150
    Description: COSI is Columbus’ dynamic hands-on science center.
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    4850 W. Powell Rd.
    P.O. Box 400
    Powell, OH 43065
    Phone: 614-645-3550
    Fax: 614-645-3465
    Description: The Columbus Zoo is a world of adventure.