City leaders attend groundbreaking for Convention Center Hilton Hotel

(Columbia) Nov. 22, 2005 - Columbia's Convention Center will soon have a hotel and parking garage.

Columbia Mayor Bob Coble and other leaders attended a ground breaking for the new Hilton hotel on Senate and Park Streets Tuesday.

Mayor Coble says the 222 room hotel was needed to draw in bigger conventions. It is estimated the hotel could bring in $20 million.

Posted 9:30pm by Chantelle Janelle