Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s new lifestyle hotel brand, and Icelandair Hotels have announced plans for Canopy’s first hotel in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. Canopy Reykjavik City Centre is expected to be the first hotel globally to open in the brand’s portfolio, which launched last October.
Canopy Reykjavik City Centre is now under construction on Hverfisgata St. in the center of the city (as the name might suggest). The hotel is slated to open in early 2016. A rooftop bar and restaurant will serve drinks and food throughout the day, while guests can also visit a bistro that will serve local produce.
The hotel will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group and a long term partner of Hilton Worldwide, having operated the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica since it opened in 2007.
“Reykjavik has an incredible energy and is a fitting setting in which to introduce our first Canopy by Hilton hotel,” Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said in a statement. “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." Fitzgibbon also noted that visitor numbers to Iceland have more than tripled in the last 15 years.
Photographs courtesy of VisitReykjavik and Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson