Canopy by Hilton London City

Simple pleasures, thoughtful extras and nice surprises are in store at the first Canopy by Hilton Hotel. Peter Gray reports.

Part of the multi million pound Minories development in Aldgate, London’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel will see the popular lifestyle brand bring its distinctive charms to the English capital this spring.

The chain, which is part of the mega successful Hilton group of hotels, launched in 2014 with the aim of bringing ‘simple pleasures, thoughtful extras and nice surprises’ to its guests. The brand has grown steadily since then, with 13 Canopy hotels at the beginning of 2020. In addition to this, Hilton are planning on opening a further 20 locations with plans for branches in Brazil, France, and South Africa.


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Branches of the hotel are characterised by their warm and welcoming interiors, with open plan flowing spaces and calming neutral colour palettes. Each bedroom is dominated by the brand’s signature bed, which features ‘a canopy inspired by the neighbourhood’ overhead.

In addition, the ‘transfer lounge’ allows guests who have not yet checked in or have already checked out to use store their luggage, shower and use basic amenities, while employees are designated “enthusiasts” and are known for their local knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile.


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The new hotel, which costs a cool £45 million pounds and occupies 170,000 Sq. ft, will feature 342-bedrooms and a destination roof-top restaurant as well as a locally inspired café.

The hotel’s lobby, Canopy Central, meanwhile, will give the lobbies at The Hoxton and The Standard a run for their money, with perfectly curated interiors and a series of world class dining options.


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The perfect location for those discovering the historic centre of the city, the hotel will occupy an enviable sport right opposite a section of the historic roman city wall.

You can read more about Canopy by Hilton London City here.

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What: new hotel
When: summer 2021
Where: Minories
Website: The Canopy Hotel