COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel (Renaissance Westerville) opened its doors to guests along with the Two-One restaurant, named after the 21st Amendment in honor of the community’s Prohibition history.
Off Polaris Parkway and near Uptown Westerville, the modern American lake-house-inspired hotel features 222 rooms and 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space with the capacity to seat up to 750 guests. It is the first full-service hotel in Westerville.
The Renaissance Westerville offers guests sweeping views of the adjacent lake through floor-to-ceiling windows as well as nature-inspired finishes, spacious hotel rooms, outdoor relaxation areas with firepits, a tranquil walking path and comfortable seating along a spacious patio that extends across the back of the hotel.
“We are excited to welcome guests to this unique hotel and look forward to defying the usual hotel experience, exceeding guest expectations and further establishing ourselves as a hotel destination of choice in Columbus,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “This hotel not only provides guests with the service they deserve, but also invokes a sense of their favorite lake-house vacation getaway.”
With a heavy local focus on the Westerville community, the hotel will feature area artists and musicians, as well as offer “Navigators” to support guests seeking distinct Westerville experiences. Other amenities include a fitness facility, an indoor swimming pool and the chic Marriott Rewards R Lounge for frequent guests.
The restaurant within the hotel, the Two-One, offers an eclectic American-themed menu that features shared plates, salads, sandwiches, unique cocktails and mouth-watering entrees such as smoked short rib, salmon or white cheddar popcorn cavatelli. Guests can dine overlooking the lake and fountain, whether sitting indoors or on the outdoor patio. Fire pits are available by the water to enjoy an after-dinner drink or s’mores.