350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Columbus holds the distinction as Ohio's largest city and is the fifteenth largest city in the United States. Additionally, half of the residents of the United States live within 500 miles of Columbus. When Ohio obtained its statehood in 1803, Columbus hadn’t been built yet. Chillicothe, a modest city on the Scioto River, was the original state capital. The seat of government temporarily moved to Zanesville in 1810 before Chillicothe regained its capital city status three years later. In 1810, Ohio’s general assembly voted to choose a new, permanent capital. The lawmakers agreed that whichever locale they picked would have to lie within forty miles of the state’s geographic center. Four businessmen from the small town of Franklinton offered twenty free acres of land. On 14 February 1812, this land was selected as the site of Ohio’s current state capital. Columbus would be incorporated in 1816.
The National Road reached Columbus from Baltimore in 1831, which complemented the city's new link to the Ohio and Erie Canal and facilitated a population boom. A wave of European immigrants led to the creation of two ethnic enclaves on the city's outskirts. A large Irish population settled in the north, while the Germans took advantage of the cheap land to the south.
Columbus has had many aliases throughout the years, including: Arch City, an 1890s nickname, which stemmed from the city's construction of arches over key streets that provided power to the city's new electric streetcars; Buggy Capital of the World, a nickname derived by the two dozen buggy factories operating within Columbus; Cowtown; and Cbus.
The conference site, the Hyatt Regency Columbus, features 631 modern rooms and suites with technology enhanced features and thoughtful travel comforts to make you feel right at home. The hotel's inviting accommodations feature plush Hyatt Grand Beds®, 42” flat-screen HDTVs, and a refrigerator. With the oversized work area, free Wi-Fi, and Hyatt Plug Panel™, you’ll find it easy to stay mobile and productive during your stay. In addition, the hotel offers a gym and an indoor pool. The Hyatt has an open style restaurant overlooking the streets of downtown, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Market Stand Café offers traditional American cuisine with locally sourced ingredients in an elegant and relaxed setting, with floor to ceiling windows that invite the outside marketplace atmosphere indoors. For guest on the go, Perks Coffee and More is a casual downtown Columbus dining spot for a cup of Starbucks coffee, snack, and grab n’ go light lunch entrees. After a day of sessions, meet at Big Bar on 2 offering hand-crafted cocktails, beer, wine, appetizers, and a full menu.
The room rates at the Hyatt Regency for Blazing New Trails:
$139/night for a Standard Guestroom (King or Double) up to four guests
Make your reservations in the 2018 conference hotel room block to ensure you receive the conference rate. To book your room, call 614-463-1234 and use the code OGEN.