2013 ODA Annual Session attendees have new Columbus hotel choice

One major change attendees of the Ohio Dental Association’s 147th Annual Session, Sept. 19-22, will see is the addition of a new full-service hotel connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC).

The Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel offers a unique contemporary presence in the very eclectic urban hub of Columbus, reflecting the spirit and energy of the Short North and Arena District areas of the city. The hotel has 31,000 square feet of meeting space, 48 suites and a French bistro-style restaurant called the Gallerie Bar & Bistro. Its lobby opens into a large atrium with skylights, with a spiral staircase to the main public space of the hotel.   A stunning art collection, comprised of over 150 original pieces by Central Ohio artists, is featured throughout the hotel. The artwork is displayed in all areas of the hotel, enhancing a distinctive cultural experience not unlike touring the many galleries located in the area.  The true jewel of the hotel may be what Annual Session attendees will appreciate most:  a glass and metal pedestrian sky bridge that spans High Street and connects the hotel directly with the GCCC.

As a co-headquarters hotel of Annual Session, the Hilton Columbus Downtown will host several events – including the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, Honoring ODA President Dr. Kim Gardner – and will offer a special room rate for Annual Session attendees.

The Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel continues to also serve as a co-headquarters hotel, and features many updates this year.  Many attendees will appreciate the remodeled, but eternally favorite, Big Bar on 2.  The hotel lobby has also been redesigned.  The Hyatt continues to host many Annual Session meetings and CE courses, and offers a discounted room rate to Annual Session attendees.

The official hotels of the 147th Annual Session are taking reservations now.  Attendees can call or link to their hotel choice directly to make reservations.  Annual Session meeting registration will open online in April at www.oda.org/events.

Annual Session Hotel accommodations

The Ohio Dental Association has negotiated special rates at designated hotels.  Your patronage of these hotels is appreciated.

Hilton Columbus Downtown
Co-Headquarters Hotel
401 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43215
(800) 445-8667; (614) 384-8600
Single or Double: $159
Group Code: ODASSN

Hyatt Regency Columbus
Co-Headquarters Hotel
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43215
(800) 233-1234; (614) 463-1234
Single: $158; Double: $168

Hampton Inn & Suites
501 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43215
(800) 426-7866; (614) 559-2000
King: $132; King Suite: $162

The Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
88 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43215
(800) DRURY INN; (614) 221-7008
Single or Double: $127; Single or Double Suite: $157

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street
Columbus, OH  43215
(800) 468-3571; (614) 228-5050
Single or Double: $130