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Canopy by Hilton Launches in Asia Pacific, Bringing Groundbreaking Lifestyle Hotel Concept to the Region

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has just announced the recent opening of Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre, marking the launch of the lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton in Asia Pacific. Thoroughly researched, Canopy by Hilton is built on a refreshing, neighborhood hotel concept, that appeals to any traveler seeking a locally-inspired experience. Going back to the basics of hospitality, it offers service that is harmonious with the pace of guests, local choices that encourage discovery, and comfortable spaces that invite guests to make themselves at home.

“Every detail of our first Canopy by Hilton in Asia Pacific embodies the east-meets-west concept that is the hallmark of Chengdu’s culture, from dining options, energizing interiors to our friendly hotel Enthusiasts,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “We look forward to delivering a positive stay and experience to our guests and neighbors, all starting with delightful extras like a locally inspired welcome gift.”

Located next to Tianfu Square, the commercial and historical heart of Chengdu, Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre welcomes guests with a fresh concept of accessible lifestyle; a positive stay and a truly immersive, locally inspired experience. The hotel is also located in the heart of Chengdu’s most popular dining and nightlife corridor, allowing guests to explore Sichuan opera houses, night markets and some of the city’s finest cultural sites with ease. Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate Chengdu’s local cultural and architectural elements, making it a seamless and natural extension of its neighborhood. Featuring warm gray tones to create a relaxing atmosphere with touches of refreshing orange hues, every element of the hotel was refined according to the city’s landmarks. A retail wall is also curated with the best Chengdu has to offer, including authentic artifacts and crafts from local shops and artisans.

“We are thrilled to introduce Canopy by Hilton to Chengdu, Hilton’s first lifestyle offering of its kind in Asia Pacific. With innovation in our DNA, we took the opportunity to redefine the hospitality experience for the modern traveler to create an ‘accessible lifestyle’ brand that is available to a much broader base than the traditional lifestyle concepts in the region,” said Daniel Welk, vice president, Luxury and Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

“This is testament to Hilton’s commitment to maintain strong growth in Asia Pacific. Together with a robust pipeline of 35 Canopy by Hilton properties globally – including Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake and Canopy by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang, which open in the next two years – we look forward to bringing positive hospitality experiences to more travelers in this region.”

Just-Right Rooms

From digital check-in to heated bathroom floors, the 150 Just-Right rooms ranging from 50 to 100 square meters have been designed for ease and comfort. Each room is created with the ideal sleeping environment with a canopy over each bed, accompanied with modern facilities such rain showers and Canopy’s signature “uncloseted” closet.

Guests can enjoy a workout with a view at the 24-hour fitness center on the 32nd floor, which overlooks the city skyline and is equipped with a boxing ring, the latest Technogym® equipment and free weights. For those who have other fitness preferences, Enthusiasts can connect guests with neighborhood partners for a diverse range of experiences.

The new property also boasts a Transfer Lounge, the first-of-its-kind in China, where guests with early arrivals or late departures can use comfortable facilities including luggage lockers, a private changing cabin and showers.

Eat, Drink, Smile

The East-meets-West concept is also brought to life through the hotel’s modern dining options. Guests can start the day with a self-serve artisanal breakfast made with fresh, local ingredients in Canopy Central Café or have a breakfast bag delivered to their door. TC Café offers dishes including Western breakfasts, homemade local noodles, a selection of light bites and Chengdu’s renowned Long Chaoshou wonton soup. In the evening, the café offers a signature tapas dinner, where guests can enjoy both local and international small plates for sharing. Open all day, the Canopy Lounge serves light bites and offers complimentary tasting of signature cocktails, wines, local craft beers and teas every evening from 6pm to 7pm.

We’ve Got You Covered

At Canopy by Hilton, hotel team members are called Enthusiasts. With their local know-how, Enthusiasts connect guests to the best of the historic city of Chengdu and are always happy to schedule a city tour, reservations at top restaurants or suggest a hidden gem in the neighborhood to explore on Canopy complimentary bikes. At Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre, Enthusiasts define the local vibe, sharing their knowledge and experiences with guests.

Canopy guests check in to an open, welcoming space at Canopy Central, where travelers unwind with nightly tastings of locally sourced brews, wine and spirits. Thoughtful, “Surprising Extras” are in Canopy’s DNA, including daily artisanal breakfast as well as the local mahjong set placed in each room before check-in, all meant to reflect the hotel’s surrounding neighborhood and some of the many ways Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre has “got you covered”.

Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 16 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night for bookings through May 9, 2019, when booking directly with Hilton.

Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre is located on floors 23 to 32 in the Leading Center’s West Tower at No. 5 Xiyu Street, just 12 miles from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

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