Canopy by Hilton Announces EoA Group as Design Partner of Washington, D.C., Embassy Row Property
Locally inspired lifestyle hotel draws design inspiration from historic neighborhood and features outdoor café garden
WASHINGTON and MCLEAN, Va. - Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand and The Bernstein Companies today announced EoA Group as the design partner for the brand’s third Washington, D.C., area property, Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Embassy Row, which is slated to open September 2019. Located six blocks from the White House, the property will feature contemporary design that is inspired by the nation’s capital’s iconic architecture and history, as well as the Embassy Row area’s vibrant and diverse culture.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have a Canopy location in the heart of Washington, D.C.,” said Gary Steffen, Global Head, Canopy by Hilton. “The district’s history served as an incredible source of inspiration for the overall design of the hotel, and we look forward to inviting guests to enjoy a locally inspired stay while taking in all that D.C. has to offer, such as incredible restaurants and museums that are just minutes away from the property.”
“Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Embassy Row is the perfect addition to the area,” said Davin Driskill, Senior Vice President, The Bernstein Companies’ division TBC Hotels. “Embassy Row’s rich history and dynamic culture provides the perfect destination for business travelers, tourists and locals alike, and we look forward to bringing the Canopy by Hilton brand to the neighborhood.”
Locally Inspired Design
Inspired by Embassy Row’s rich history of inclusion, the property’s design centers around open, public spaces and classic architecture.
Canopy Washington DC Embassy Row’s materials include raw concrete finishes and natural woods, and the color palette features the brand’s signature orange as well as denim blues, all of which are used throughout the property to evoke a laid-back, comfortably approachable flair.
EoA Group has helped the property curate a whimsical collection of art that features exaggerated proportions and lively pops of color. Guests will begin enjoying the works upon arrival with a signature entrance piece, a face composition made up of smaller faces from many backgrounds and ages, that highlights the city’s diverse and inclusive culture and engages guests with an emotionally fulfilling dialogue.
“There’s a story in every project, or at least there should be. The story is not about the architecture, nor about the furniture or the artwork,” said Malcom Berg, Founder, President and Design Director, EoA Group. “It is about the dialogue, about the synergy created by disparate components in any space. To that end, our inspiration in this space was to show the unity and commonality in the human spirit despite superficial differences, to bring the focus back to narrative, to the human element – and to the intimate relationship people ultimately have with their environment.”
Canopy Washington DC Embassy Row will offer 154 Just-Right rooms, including nine Canopy suites, which are all inspired by historical figures and iconic buildings in D.C. Detailed in wooden canopy with a classic detail, the signature canopy beds feature a neutral palette with pops of rusty orange to reflect the brand feel. Guests are invited to relax on custom mattresses, each outfitted with a ZoneActive™ 5-Zone Foam Topper and Serta Cool Balance® Technology, to ensure the right amount of support and temperature control.
Eat, Drink, Smile
Situated in the heart of the property, Canopy Central – the brand’s unique lobby concept that includes food and drink, reception, retail and an area of retreat – will seamlessly transition from a casual daytime experience into a more elevated, social gathering by night. Canopy Central will provide a desirable space for guests and locals to gather at any time of the day and will offer nightly complimentary tastings of local wine and beer for guests. Canopy Washington DC Embassy Row will also have an outdoor café garden.
We’ve Got You Covered
For guests arriving early or leaving late, Canopy Washington DC Embassy Row will offer a transfer lounge with luggage lockers and private changing cabins. Guests will be able to store their belongings and freshen up in this space before they are able to check in and after they have checked out.
As a lifestyle brand that embraces its locale, Canopy provides guests with authentic and unique local experiences. Each property is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood with a connection to local art, food, drink and culture. Hotel team members are called Enthusiasts – Canopy’s local experts – who connect guests to the best of their neighborhood, offering recommendations for the best restaurants, shops, running paths and more.
Canopy Washington DC Embassy Row will participate in the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 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.
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About The Bernstein Companies
The Bernstein Companies, founded in 1933, is one of the oldest commercial real estate firms in Washington, DC. The privately-held company owns, manages, develops, and invests in a variety of commercial, residential, and hotel properties. A division of The Bernstein Companies, TBC Hotels has a long history of building lasting and meaningful relationships with associates, guests, partners, and the community. The Bernstein Companies purchased its first hotel in 1982, and over the past 35 years, TBC Hotels has owned, developed, and operated more than 20 hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
About EoA Group
EoA Group is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. Led by Malcolm Berg EoA Group specializes in the design of hospitality and commercial spaces. The firm’s portfolio ranges from interior design and renovation, to new building construction and master planning. For each project, the firm focuses on the concept narrative and the client’s vision for a unique approach. Known for its experiential design style and blending the limits between disciplines, EoA Group focuses unequivocally on the narrative, on the human element – and the intimate relationship people have with their environment. Visit www.eoagroup.com for more information and connect with EoA on Instagram.
About Canopy by Hilton
Hilton’s lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, is a place in the neighborhood to relax and recharge, offering simple guest-directed service, comfortable spaces and thoughtfully local choices. Each hotel is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood and delivers a fresh approach to hospitality and the guest experience. There are nearly 15 Canopy properties open around the globe and more than 40 under development across 14 countries and territories. Experience a positive stay at Canopy by booking at www.canopybyhilton.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand at newsroom.hilton.com/canopybyhilton, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 971,000 rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos