Hilton welcomed the new, Canopy by Hilton London City, the UK’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel. Set within the Minories development close to Aldgate station, the 340-room hotel is ideal for design conscious travelers looking to immerse themselves in London’s East End.
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 growing portfolio of more than 30 lifestyle hotels across the globe, Hilton’s lifestyle brand said in a statement.
Hilton Executive Vice President and President, EMEA, Simon Vincent 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. With Hilton set to open 30 hotels in the UK in the next five years, Canopy by Hilton London City symbolizes our commitment to providing exceptional accommodation in the best global destinations.”
Canopy by Hilton global head Phil Cordell said: “Canopy by Hilton is all about championing local neighbourhoods – and what better place for its UK debut than the East End of London. With its rich textile history and thriving arts scene, the surrounding area provides no end of inspiration for this hotel.”
4C Hotel Group Chief Operating Officer Neil Taylor said: “We are pleased to expand our portfolio with Hilton. Convenience and quality are at the core of our business, we carefully select hotels that are perfectly located in key cities, so our customers have easy access to major tourist attractions.
“For our business travellers we ensure that our hotels are always located near key transport links. This hotel is the perfect collaboration for us, with a location right in the heart of London’s buzzing East End.”
The hotel’s interior design reflects the rich culture of the area’s textile industry. Inspired by the Huguenot silk weavers who settled in Spitalfields in the 17th century, guest rooms and dining spaces feature floral patterns and woven fabrics reminiscent of the techniques employed by the Huguenots.
In celebration of Whitechapel’s contemporary arts scene, artwork created by neighbourhood artists adorns the public spaces throughout the hotel.
In support of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals to double its investment in social impact and cut its environmental footprint in half by 2030, the hotel is committed to operating sustainably. Initiatives include:
Building re-use: For both sustainable and economic benefit, two of the three buildings that comprise this hotel have been reused in construction.
Green thinking: A green roof not only supports the City of London’s drive to create more green spaces, but also helps with passive heating, allowing the property to conserve heat without using additional energy.
Efficient operations: A proportion of the hotel’s energy will be derived from solar panels adorning another of its rooftop spaces, whilst an intelligent Building Management System controls the use of lighting and air conditioning throughout the building, significantly reducing waste energy.
Sustainable sleeping: Guests will sleep on beds made from post-industrial recycled steel and wood from sustainable forests, waking up to sustainably produced bath amenities featuring recyclable packaging and filtered water served in reusable glass bottles.
Leading with local: The hotel sources the majority of food and beverage from local suppliers, celebrating community farms, craft breweries and artisanal bakeries.