Attention hockey fans! Whether you are from out of town, or a Columbus native looking for a night away, Crowne Plaza and The Lofts offer great packages to please all hockey aficionados, no matter what team you are cheering for.
The Crowne Plaza is a 344 room hotel in downtown Columbus, steps away from a delightful time. The location is perfect for exploring downtown and is within walking distance to Nationwide Arena and the Arena District where you can find an array of bars and restaurants to suit any appetite. Purchase the Hockey package beginning at $299 for a standard room at the Crowne Plaza that includes two premier seats at Nationwide Arena, free valet, free wi-fi, and a hot breakfast buffet for two at Max & Erma’s located on the first floor of The Lofts Hotel, which is adjacent to the Crowne Plaza.
The Lofts is a luxury boutique hotel like no other in the world. Each of its 44 rooms and lodging accommodations is distinctive, offering special features that truly set it apart. Its designer interior offers clean, contemporary lines, dramatically juxtaposed against the strength of a proud historic building. But beyond its rich history and great beauty, The Lofts offers guests a host of features. Purchase the Hockey package beginning at $349 for a standard room at The Lofts Hotel that includes two premier seats at Nationwide Arena, free valet, free wi-fi, and a hot breakfast buffet for two at Max & Erma’s located on the first floor.
Come in to Columbus early to stop by Easton Town Center, an outdoor shopping center with more than 200 stores, restaurants, a 30-screen AMC and IMAX theatre, comedy club, and much more. Easton is only 20 minutes from downtown and can make a day of shopping worthwhile.
After you are all shopped out, spend the evening at the locally owned Irish pub, The Three-Legged Mare, where they’re serving up Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers and Mash. Enjoy this Irish fair while listening to a live performance on the main stage. Rodizio Grill is serving up the full Rodizio which includes an unlimited number of appetizers, salads, and rotisserie grilled meats served by the best gauchos in town. Finish out your evening cheering on your favorite hockey team at Nationwide Arena, home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and a wide variety of world class entertainment.
Breakfast will be served from 6:30am-10:30am at Max & Erma’s, so don’t miss out on your hot breakfast buffet for two. Before heading out, take a stroll down Nationwide Boulevard to McFerson Commons for a brief photo at the famous Arch, which was taken from the Columbus Union Depot that opened in 1897. This arcade was initially built atop the viaduct that carried High Street traffic over the tracks. A little bit of history while you are here.
Safe travels home and we hope you will visit again soon in the spring to enjoy a Clippers game at Huntington Park. On Monday’s the ball park has Dime-A-Dog-Night. Delicious Sugardale hot dogs for 10 cents each. Bring your appetite.
For a chance to win a PAIR of tickets to the Thursday, September 26 game vs. Carolina, tell us what your favorite bar/restaurant in the Arena District is and also include your e-mail. Winner will be contacted Thursday, September 26 at NOON and tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call.