Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Managed by Shaner Hotels, the 150-room AC Hotel Columbus Dublin Welcomes First Guests

DUBLIN, OH. October 5, 2017 – Located in the upscale Bridge Park neighborhood, just 20 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, AC Hotel Columbus Dublin has opened its doors, welcoming the first guests. The hotel, developed by Crawford Hoying and managed by Shaner Hotels, caters to design-savvy business and leisure travelers.

“With this hotel, we’ve created something unique in the area, and we’re really excited to share it with our guests and the Columbus community,” said Orcun Turkay, general manager. “Our location in the pedestrian-friendly Bridge Park development is the center of all the action. And when our rooftop restaurant and bar, VASO, opens later this fall, it will offer a culinary and cocktail experience unlike anything that currently exists here.”

The 150-room AC Hotel Columbus Dublin is walking distance to charming, historic Dublin, where visitors can enjoy fine dining, shopping and golf. Created with the entrepreneurial spirit in mind and incorporating elements of European Modernism, the hotel features a spacious lobby, five meeting rooms, a fitness center and the brand’s signature AC Lounge.

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About AC Hotel Columbus Dublin

Designed with the entrepreneurial spirit in mind, the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin is located in the center of Bridge Park, the area’s newest, upscale residential and entertainment development. Just 20 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio and walking distance to charming, historic Dublin, this 150-room hotel welcomes both business and leisure travelers. The highlight will be VASO, the Spanish-inspired, stylish rooftop restaurant and bar, where guests and locals can enjoy sophisticated cocktails paired with creative tapas while taking in views of the Scioto River.

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