Following the opening of Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero earlier this year and the arrival of Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana, the hotel joins a portfolio of more than 30 lifestyle hotels across the globe, each of which is inspired by its local neighbourhood.
Set within the Minories development near Aldgate station, the 340-room hotel is designed for travellers in the East End of London.
The Canopy Hotel comprises flexible meetings and events space for hosting exclusive events, meetings and intimate dinners, as well as a 24-hour fitness centre, and complimentary Canopy bikes.
The hotel’s interior design is inspired by “the Huguenot silk weavers who settled in Spitalfields in the 17th Century”. Guest rooms and dining spaces featuring patterns and fabrics “reminiscent of the techniques employed by the Huguenots”. Additionally, artwork created by neighbourhood artists are placed throughout public spaces of the hotel.
Penny Squares, the hotel’s restaurant, serves East End-inspired dishes made with local, sustainable ingredients, and its Freedom Café includes East End-inspired cocktails.
Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president of EMEA Hilton, said: “Canopy by Hilton continues to expand its presence across Europe with recent openings in Paris and Madrid, and we’re thrilled to be bringing the brand to London – one of the most dynamic cities in the world.
“With Hilton set to open 30 hotels in the UK in the next five years, Canopy by Hilton London City is a stunning new addition to Hilton’s lifestyle portfolio and symbolises our commitment to providing exceptional accommodation in the very best global destinations.”
Phil Cordell, global head of Canopy by Hilton, said: “Canopy by Hilton is all about championing local neighbourhoods – and what better place for its UK debut than the vibrant East End of London.
“With its rich textile history and thriving arts scene, the surrounding area provides no end of inspiration for this incredible hotel, and we can’t wait to welcome guests to experience everything it has to offer.”
Neil Taylor, chief operating officer at 4C Hotel Group said: “We are pleased to expand our portfolio with Hilton to open the first Canopy by Hilton hotel in the UK. Convenience and quality are at the core of our business, we carefully select hotels that are perfectly located in major key cities, so our customers have easy access to major tourist attractions.”