18:02 uur 30-06-2015

Canopy by Hilton komt naar Reykjavik

Canopy by Hilton, de nieuwe hotelketen van Hilton Worldwide die lifestylehotels herdefinieert, heeft samen met Icelandair Hotels plannen onthuld voor zijn eerste hotel in de bruisende IJslandse hoofdstad Reykjavik. Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre is naar verwachting het eerste hotel uit het Canopy-portfolio dat zijn deuren opent. Canopy by Hilton is in oktober 2014 opgericht.

“Reykjavik heeft een ongelofelijke energie en is een passende locatie voor ons eerste hotel van Canopy by Hilton”, zei Patrick Fitzgibbon, topman voor ontwikkeling in Europa en Afrika van Hilton Worldwide. “IJsland is als reisbestemming in aanzien gestegen. Dit is te danken aan de inspanningen van Icelandair, dat de verbindingen naar het land heeft verbeterd en de zichtbaarheid van IJsland heeft vergroot. Het aantal reizigers naar IJsland is in de afgelopen vijftien jaar verdriedubbeld en Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre verlengt het momentum van de levendige reisscene van de stad.”

Canopy by Hilton Says Hello to Reykjavik with Plans for New Hotel in Iceland


by Hilton,
Worldwide’s (NYSE:HLT) new hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle
hotel category, and Icelandair Hotels have unveiled plans for Canopy’s
first hotel in Iceland’s vibrant 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
“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 years1, and Canopy Reykjavik | City
Centre will add fresh momentum to the city’s vibrant travel scene.”

Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre is now under construction on Hverfisgata
St, a thriving neighborhood in the centre of the city. The hotel 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.

“In creating Canopy by Hilton, we focused heavily on customer research
at every stage, and the result is a brand which redefines the lifestyle
segment, and brings guests closer to the destinations and communities in
which they travel,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton.
“Reykjavik is unlike any other city on Earth, and its rich cultural
heritage and natural beauty align with the ethos of Canopy by Hilton. It
is with considerable excitement that we anticipate the opening of Canopy
Reykjavik | City Centre in 2016.”

Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre will welcome guests with 115 guest rooms
and suites, will feature an entirely new interior, while sensitively
retaining the buildings’ elegant facades, and preserving the important
architectural integrity of the neighborhood.

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,
helping ensure they get off to a positive stay in Reykjavik. As with all
Canopy by Hilton hotels, Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre will be inspired
and influenced by its local surroundings. Occupying an entire block of
the prestigious Hverfisgata St, the hotel will provide guests with an
opportunity to explore the city on foot.

Reykjavik is one of the world’s cleanest and greenest capital cities,
and is home to a vibrant culinary scene, attracting gourmet aficionados
to its many Michelin starred restaurants. Just two degrees south of the
Arctic Circle, Iceland is one of the few countries where the spectacular
Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights can be seen clearly. As a result of
its unique location, during the summer season Iceland experiences 24
hour daylight and is a magnet for nature enthusiasts. Its unusual
volcanic landscape has produced thermal springs and dramatic glaciers,
helping to forge its reputation with tourists from around the world. In
May 2015, Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjokull, opened to the
public, allowing visitors to travel through a 500m tunnel in the centre
of one Europe’s largest glaciers.

“We have established a great relationship with Hilton Worldwide and
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, which we’ve opened and managed since October
2007,” Magnea Thorey Hjálmarsdóttir, managing director, Icelandair
Hotels said. “Reykjavik is the perfect destination for the Canopy by
Hilton brand, as the connection between this new lifestyle brand and
dynamic city is strong. Canopy by Hilton will play a substantial role in
further enhancing Reykjavik as an ideal destination choice for travelers
seeking local fun, culture, and breathtaking nature.”

The hotel will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of
Icelandair Group and a long term partner of Hilton Worldwide, having
operated Hilton Reykjavik Nordica since it opened in 2007. Icelandair is
committed to increasing tourism to Reykjavik through the introduction of
direct flights from Reykjavik to destinations across North America and

Canopy Reykjavik will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest
rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the
stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more
than 4,350 hotels worldwide. Hilton HHonors members who book directly
through www.canopybyhilton.com
will have access to benefits including: digital check-in, choose your
room, and free Wi-Fi.

For more information about Canopy by Hilton, please visit www.canopybyhilton.com
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About Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton is the energizing, new hotel in the neighborhood
offering simple guest-directed service, thoughtful local choices, and
surprisingly comfortable spaces, so guests simply feel better going
forward. Each property is designed as a natural extension of its
neighborhood, with local design, food and drink, and delivers a fresh
approach to hospitality and the guest experience. Canopy by Hilton is
the lifestyle hotel brand of Hilton Worldwide. Learn more at www.canopybyhilton.com
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About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) is a leading global hospitality company,
spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and
resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95
years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition
of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of
twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,350
managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties,
with more than 720,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad
& Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton,
by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels,
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand
Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty
program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more
information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Instagram,
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1 Source: Icelandic
Tourist Board


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