CLEARWATER, FL, December 8, 2016— TJM Properties, a leading real estate and hospitality firm, again expanded its growing hotel portfolio with the purchase of the Crowne Plaza North-Worthington in Columbus Ohio, the state capital. The 300-room hotel will retain the Crowne Plaza flag and continue to offer all the amenities and incentive programs of the Crowne Plaza brand. TJM plans a major renovation of the hotel's guestrooms as part of Crowne Plaza's new Worklife Room that will offer guests an innovative new concept that combines comfort, connectivity and flexibility.
The purchase is the latest expansion for the Florida-based company and its fifth hotel in the Northeast. TJM Properties currently owns it flagship property, The Claridge – A Radisson Hotel and the Atlantic Club, both in Atlantic City, New Jersey and The Radisson Philadelphia Northeast. TJM also purchased Harrah's Tunica, a 2000-acre resort complex in Tunica, Mississippi in 2016.
The Columbus hotel is the second Crowne Plaza property to join the TJM portfolio. In May, 2016, TJM purchased the Crowne Plaza Syracuse in downtown Syracuse New York. "We are delighted to add another noted Crowne Plaza hotel to our portfolio," said Cem Erenler, Vice President of Hotel Operations and Business Development at TJM Properties, NE. He affirmed that the Crowne Plaza North's highly successful track record in the sports and leisure markets, association meetings and weddings, made the property an exceptional investment opportunity for the expanding hotel company. "TJM Properties plans to add approximately three new hotels to its portfolio each year," Mr. Erenler noted. "With this, our third purchase of 2016, we have met that goal."
In another major advancement for TJM, the historic Claridge in Atlantic city joined the noted Radisson brand, greatly expanding its global marketing reach.
Guest services include free parking, hi-speed Internet, room service, concierge lounge and 24-hour dry cleaning. Additional guest facilities include a PRECOR equipped Fitness Center, and 24-hour Business Center with complimentary Internet access. The skylit Christino's restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Crowne-Plaza North Worthington is located near the Crosswoods Business Park. Area businesses include: J.P. Morgan Chase, Mettler Toledo, Nationwide Insurance, Emerson, DHL, Anheuser-Busch and Ohio Sate University. The hotel provides a shuttle service to nearby offices, shopping and dining areas and a complimentary airport shuttle.
Meetings & Events The Crowne Plaza Columbus North Worthington is ideal for meetings and events. The hotel is located off US Rt. 71 within drive distance from both Cleveland and Cincinnati, 11 miles from downtown Columbus and 14 miles from John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The hotel attracts a range of association business, including state government, education and religious groups. The property offers 20,000 square feet of conference and event space, a business center and dedicated meetings and events staff. The 4,800-square-foot Grand Pavilion is one of the area's most sought-after spaces for wedding and receptions.
Capital Columbus Ohio's capital city boasts a lively culinary and arts scene as well as several top-ranked attractions. The Columbus Museum of Art is noted for its outstanding collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European works of art and innovative community programs. Gallery Hop, held monthly in the Short North arts district, draws art lovers from around the region to its exceptional galleries and exhibits. Family-friendly attractions include COSI, the nationally known science center, as well as the Columbus Zoo and its neighboring water park. The Ohio State Fair draws visitors from around the Midwest.