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  1. Columbus, Ohio

  2. Columbus, Ohio

  3. Columbus, Ohio

  4. Miscellaneous Demographics • Population: 1.6 M • State capital (population of Ohio: 11.5 M) • Major employers, corporate HQ’s, and industry: • Public: Ohio State University, State government • Finance: Nationwide Insurance, Bank One • Manufacturing: Worthington Steel, Abbott Labs, Honda • IT: CompuServe, Chemical Abstracts, Lucent • Other: Limited, Wendy’s, Cardinal Health • Weather: daily range in July is 84 – 63 °F • Potpourri: • 4th “cleanest” city in US (Reader’s Digest, June 2005) • 16th most “unwired” city in US, ie free hotspots (Intel, May 2005) • 12th most “walkable” city in US (Prevention Magazine, May 2005) • 15th largest city in US

  5. Getting There • Columbus airport (CMH) • AA, Continental, Delta, United, Southwest, US Air… • 175 daily non-stops to 35 airports • Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Washington… • Other options • Cleveland airport (CLE): ~2.5 hrs drive • Continental hub • Cincinnati airport (CVG): ~2.5 hrs drive • Delta hub • Dayton airport (DAY): ~1.25 hrs drive • smaller than CMH, but sometimes less expensive

  6. CMH

  7. Hotel Option #1: The Blackwell • OSU campus • affiliated with College of Business • New (2003), modern • AAA 3/4-diamond rating • designed to house CoB’s executive education program • excellent conference facilities • ~$135/night (OSU rate) • Proximity to: • campus facilities • new (2005) recreation center • running path along river

  8. Hotel Option #2: Great Southern • Downtown • Historic (1897) charm/luxury • AAA 4-diamond rating • Westin property • ~$149/night • “Proximity” to: • downtown restaurants & bars • attractions & shopping (Brewery District, Short North, Arena…)

  9. Hotel Option #3: Hyatt Regency • Downtown • Standard convention fare • AAA 3-diamond rating • ~$140/night • Proximity to: • downtown restaurants & bars • attractions & shopping(Brewery District, Short North, Arena…) • alternate hotels

  10. Summary: Hotel Comparison

  11. Social / Family Program • Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum • World’s largest & oldest military aviation museum • 17 acres of indoor exhibit space • WWI, WWII, stealth aircraft, presidential planes • Dayton (1.25 hr drive) • Columbus Zoo (world-class zoo directed by Jack Hanna) • COSI (children’s science center) • Hocking Hills State Park (hiking trails) • Franklin Park Conservatory (gardens & greenhouses) • Amusement parks (Cedar Point and many others) • Amish country

  12. City of Columbus www.cityofcolumbus.org www.experiencecolumbus.org Hotels www.theblackwell.com www.greatsouthernhotel.com Attractions www.wpafb.af.mil www.colszoo.org www.cosi.org www.hockinghills.com www.fpconservatory.org www.cedarpoint.com www.sanduskyohiocedarpoint.com www.amish-heartland.com More Information: References