Sigurdur Hallgrimsson, Bjorgvin Snaebjornsson collaborate for Canopy Reykjavik

Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's new hotel brand, and Icelandair Hotels unveiled plans for Canopy's first hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. The Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre will be the first hotel to open in the brand's portfolio, which launched in October 2014. The property is scheduled to open in 2016.

Sigurdur Hallgrimsson of Arkthing designed the hotel's exterior, and Bjorgvin Snaebjornsson of Apparat designed its interior.

Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre is now under construction on Hverfisgata St, a neighborhood in the center of the city. The hotel will include an open lobby, and a rooftop bar and restaurant will serve drinks and food throughout the day. Guests can also visit a bistro.

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Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre will have 115 guestrooms and suites, and will have a new interior while retaining the buildings' façade and preserving the architectural integrity of the neighborhood.

The hotel will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group and a partner of Hilton Worldwide, having operated Hilton Reykjavik Nordica since it opened in 2007.

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