Business & Government Products & Services Jul 05, 2016

“Canopy by Hilton” Says Hello to Reykjavik with Plans for a New Hotel

The first of many Canopy hotels is set to open its doors to customers in early 2016.

Updated (7/5/2016): Canopy by Hilton is now open in Reykjavik! 

Book your Icelandic vacation in Reykjavik’s new hotel, Canopy by Hilton. After years of planning, the centrally located hotel opened it’s doors and is now taking reservations. For information on how to book your stay, visit

The highly anticipated Canopy by Hilton concept was launched in October of 2014, and now, the first hotel is expected to open in early 2016 in none other than Iceland’s vibrant capital – Reykjavik. Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre is currently under construction on Hverfisgata Street, a thriving neighborhood located in the center of the city. The aesthetically pleasing hotel will include an open, light-filled lobby and relaxing public spaces. A rooftop bar and restaurant will serve drinks and food throughout the day, while guests can also visit a bistro and sample fresh, local produce while taking in the city sights.

“Reykjavik has an incredible energy and is a fitting setting in which to introduce our first Canopy by Hilton hotel,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “Iceland has grown in stature as a destination, owing to the efforts of Icelandair, which has improved the country’s connectivity and visibility as a global destination. Visitor numbers to Iceland have more than tripled in the last 15 years, and Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre will add fresh momentum to the city’s vibrant travel scene.”

As with all Canopy by Hilton hotels, Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre will be inspired and influenced by its local surroundings. Occupying an entire block, the hotel will provide guests with an opportunity to explore the city on foot. The hotel will be operated by Icelandair Hotels, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group and a long term partner of Hilton Worldwide, having operated Hilton Reykjavik Nordica since it opened in 2007. Icelandair is committed to increasing tourism to Reykjavik through the introduction of direct flights from Reykjavik to destinations across North America and Europe. Plus, with their incredible Stopover offerings, visiting Iceland is easier than ever! Click here to read more about Icelandair’s Stopover options.

Reykjavik is believed to be one of the most beautiful cities on earth. It is one of the world’s cleanest and greenest capitals, and is home to a vibrant culinary scene, attracting gourmet aficionados to its many Michelin starred restaurants. Just two degrees south of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is one of the few countries where the spectacular Aurora Borealis can be seen clearly. Between its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking views, there could not be a better location to open the new Canopy brand.

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