Hilton Worldwide’s, new lifestyle brand, and Icelandair Hotels, have announced the opening of the world’s first Canopy hotel in the city of Reykjavik. The Icelandic capital is the ideal location for Canopy’s global debut with its artistic flair, thriving culinary scene and backdrop of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
The hotel is at the heart of Reykjavik, surrounded by iconic 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 Harbor, which offers incredible views of Mount Esja and the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church.
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is steeped in local culture, and guests can taste Iceland’s famous Omnom chocolate on site, enjoy water naturally filtered by Icelandic lava, and immerse themselves in local literature when relaxing in poets’ corner – an ideal setting for literary relaxation.
The property honours its musical beginnings with 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 stunning 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 Enthusiast, Jóhannes Steinn Jóhannesson and Sous Chef Enthusiast, 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.
All 112 rooms and suites are designed to fit in with neighbourhood culture. Shades of ocean blue and grey volcanic rock make the interior comfortable and invigorating – a true reflection of Reykjavik. The rooms have been decorated with fun, local twists, such as a little Reykjavik Music Box which will lull guests to sleep with an Icelandic lullaby.
A 24-hour fitness centre is available, as well as event and meeting space for up to 50 people. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles for guest use, and on site Enthusiasts can recommend local routes to explore the city and surrounding trails.
**Offered for guests 21 years and up.
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