Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s new hotel brand, and Icelandair Hotels have unveiled plans for Canopy’s first hotel in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
Canopy Reykjavik City Centre is expected to be the first hotel globally to open in the brand’s portfolio, which launched in October 2014.
“Reykjavik has an incredible energy and is a fitting setting in which to introduce our first Canopy by Hilton hotel,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice-president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “Iceland has grown in stature as a destination, owing to the efforts of Icelandair, which has improved the country’s connectivity and visibility as a global destination. Visitor numbers to Iceland have more than tripled in the last 15 years and Canopy Reykjavik City Centre will add fresh momentum to the city’s vibrant travel scene.”
The Canopy hotel is now under construction on Hverfisgata St, a thriving neighbourhood in the centre of the city. The hotel, which will have 115 guest rooms and suites, is slated to open in early 2016 with the brand’s thoughtfully local aesthetic, which includes an open, light lobby and relaxing public spaces. A rooftop bar and restaurant will serve drinks and food throughout the day, while guests can also visit a bistro, sampling fresh, local produce while taking in the city sights.
Wi-Fi and a local artisanal breakfast will be included in the room rate, along with a property-specific gift to welcome guests on arrival.
The hotel will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group and a long term partner of Hilton Worldwide.