Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s new lifestyle brand, and Icelandair Hotels, have debuted the world’s first Canopy hotel in the city of Reykjavik.
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is centrally located on Hverfisgata Street, a thriving area in the heart of the city.
“Reykjavik is unlike any other city on Earth. Its rich heritage and natural beauty perfectly align with the ethos of the Canopy by Hilton brand,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton.
“We are thrilled to open the doors and begin greeting adventurous travellers searching for a unique experience to this city centre neighborhood in Reykjavik.”
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is designed as a natural extension of Hverfisgata Street, with local design influences and natural materials used throughout the hotel’s architecture and interiors.
The hotel is surrounded by attractions such as Laugavegur, a street known for its shopping, eateries, and pubs, and Harpa Concert Hall and Convention Center, as well as from Old Reykjavik Harbour, that offers views of Mount Esja and the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church.
The property has an LP library with records that can be played at any of the 10 on-property record players. From October through to March, guests can watch the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights from near the hotel, as well as Iceland’s famous midnight sun during the summer months.
“With the support from Hilton Worldwide, as well as our Icelandic partners, this has become a distinguished property for Reykjavik,” said Magnea Thorey Hjálmarsdóttir, managing director, Icelandair Hotels.
“We’ve changed the face of hospitality in Iceland with the Canopy lifestyle brand, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world.”
The Geiri Smart restaurant is open for dinner for guests and locals ready for a night out. Lead chef Jóhannes Steinn Jóhannesson, and sous chef Bjarni Siguroli Jakobsson, put their own spin on local delights such as fresh fish and organic vegetables. Each morning, guests have two complimentary choices for breakfast; they can refuel in the lobby area of Canopy Central with an artisanal breakfast, or have a Canopy Breakfast Bag delivered to their room. Each evening, Canopy Central runs complimentary wine and beer tastings, and guests can also grab a bite at the delicatessen, coffee shop or in the garden.
The hotel has 112 rooms and suites, a 24-hour fitness centre, and an event and meeting space for up to 50 people. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles for guests to use.
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is located at Smidjustigur 4, Reykjavik, Iceland.