Hilton to debut Canopy in Africa

The 150-guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to open in 2021 and will mark the brand’s African debut. Photo credit: Hilton

Hilton has signed a management agreement with South African REIT Growthpoint Properties to open the 150-guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof in 2021, and will mark the brand’s debut in Africa.

The project forms part of a redevelopment by Growthpoint Properties, representing a R550-million investment in the city. DHK architects will redevelop a building that served as the home of Cape Town’s Women’s Institute.

"Our prime Longkloof redevelopment project is in a magnificent, multi-faceted historic urban quarter of Cape Town and is the perfect setting for the first Canopy by Hilton branded property on the continent," said Rudolf Pienaar, chief development and investment officer, Growthpoint Properties.

Calling Cape Town “one of the world’s most sought-after destinations," Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP/development, EMEA, Hilton, noted Canopy is the company's third brand to open in the city and the team is eyeing further expansion. "The decision to locate Africa’s first Canopy by Hilton here is testament to not only the strength of the destination, but the quality of partners at Growthpoint as we seek to create a showcase interpretation of the brand to introduce to the African continent.”

The hotel will be located at Long Kloof Studios at Park Road and Kloof St., Cape Town.

Canopy by Hilton launched in 2014 and currently operates in nine destinations with more than 35 properties in the pipeline.