If the walls could talk..the Historic Columbus Marriott's walls could tell a colorful history. The 177-room hotel is built around a restored cotton mill that began operations in 1861. The original brick was refurbished and converted into Columbus' convention hotel being directly across from the Trade Center. Now a national landmark the hotel houses 2 two-story suites with loft bedrooms, 5 meeting rooms, the Grist Mill Coffee Shop and Houlihan's restaurant. Conveniently located just 5 miles from Ft. Benning, GA and within blocks of Fortune 500 companies such as AFLAC Headquarters and TSYS, the hotel is home to busy business travelers who enjoy first-class accommodations within a distinctive setting. The Columbus Marriott is conveniently located within walking distance to Columbus State University, the RiverCenter for Performing Arts, Springer Opera House, Coca Cola Space Science Center, the beautiful Riverwalk and in the heartbeat of Columbus' entertainment district and across the river from Phenix City, AL.