Canopy by Hilton makes debut in Reykjavik
Canopy by Hilton, a new lifestyle brand developed by Hilton Worldwide and Icelandair Hotels, is set to open its first hotel in the city of Reykjavik.
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is centrally located on Hverfisgata Street, a thriving area in the heart of the Icelandic capital. Canopy executives believe the city’s artistic flair, thriving culinary scene and backdrop of dramatic volcanic landscapes, to make it the ideal location for the brand’s global debut.
Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton, said: “Reykjavik is unlike any other city on Earth. Its rich heritage and natural beauty perfectly align with the ethos of the Canopy by Hilton brand. We are thrilled to open the doors and begin greeting adventurous travelers searching for a unique experience to this city centre neighborhood in Reykjavik.”
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is designed as a natural extension of Hverfisgata Street, with local design influences and natural materials used throughout the hotel’s architecture and interiors. The hotel is at the heart of the city, surrounded by iconic attractions such as Laugavegur, a street known for its shopping, eateries, and pubs, and Harpa Concert Hall and Convention Center, as well as from Old Reykjavik Harbour, which offers incredible views of Mount Esja and the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church.
Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Hilton Worldwide said: “Over one million foreign travellers visited Iceland last year*, and Reykjavik is an incredibly exciting and unique city to visit.
“The introduction of Canopy establishes a new home for discerning lifestyle travellers to Iceland, and we’re thrilled to build on our longstanding partnership with Icelandair Hotels.”
Comprised of 112 rooms and suites, the property honours its musical beginnings with an LP library with records that can be played at any of the 10 on-property record players. The hotel also contains a 24-hour fitness centre, event and meeting space for up to 50 people, and complimentary bicycles for guest use.
Magnea Thorey Hjálmarsdóttir, managing director of Icelandair Hotels, said: “With the support from Hilton Worldwide, as well as our Icelandic partners, this has become a distinguished property for Reykjavik.
“We’ve changed the face of hospitality in Iceland with the Canopy lifestyle brand, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world.”
*According to Icelandic Tourism