Reykjavik chosen for Hilton’s first Canopy property

Iceland: Hilton and Icelandair Hotels have announced plans for a Canopy hotel in Reykjavik.

Iceland: Hilton and Icelandair Hotels have announced plans for a Canopy hotel in Reykjavik.

The 115-room Canopy Reykjavik City Centre is expected to be the first Canopyproperty to open. It will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group.

“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.”
Canopy Reykjavik City Centre is under construction on Hverfisgata St, and is set to open in early 2016.
“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.”
The property will retain the facade of an existing building while gaining a new interior. It will feature a rooftop bar and restaurant, and a bistro.
“We have established a great relationship with Hilton Worldwide and Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, which we’ve opened and managed since October 2007,” said Magnea Thorey Hjálmarsdóttir, managing director, Icelandair Hotels. “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 travellers seeking local fun, culture, and breathtaking nature.”

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