Canopy by Hilton, Crocket Urban Ventures and Merritt Development Group Announce New Hotel in Downtown San Antonio
195-room Canopy San Antonio to be Constructed along the Famed Riverwalk Entertainment District
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Canopy by Hilton, Hilton's hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle space, in a joint development between Crockett Urban Ventures and Merritt Development Group, announced today plans to develop Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk. The hotel will be managed by White Lodging Services.
"We are excited to work with entrepreneurial and forward-thinking developers. This will be an architectural wonder and a real destination until itself," said Chris Anderson, senior vice president and chief revenue office at White Lodging.
Canopy by Hilton, which launched in 2014, targets vibrant, culturally rich neighborhoods in select cities across the nation.
"Canopy is about helping guests get to know the vibrant neighborhoods where they're staying," said David Merritt, president of Merritt Development Group. "The location in San Antonio is in the heart of downtown San Antonio with numerous area restaurants, bars and entertainment venues."
The property, located along the world famous River Walk at the northwest corner of North St. Mary's and Commerce streets, is scheduled to break ground in January 2017, and open in the Fall of 2018. The hotel will integrate the Civil War-era Alamo Fish Market building into its 22-story design.
"It was important for us to include the Alamo Fish Market building into the design of the hotel," said Chris Hill of Crockett Urban Ventures. "Incorporating the building into the hotel is not only an integral element of the authenticity of the Canopy brand, but also maintains an important historic element to the corridor. I'm excited to breathe some additional life into the area with this project."
Canopy San Antonio | River Walk will feature more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space, 195 rooms and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the River Walk.
"We want this hotel to be part of the fabric of the community," said Anderson. "We're being meticulous in making sure everything from the menu to the décor is flawlessly integrated into San Antonio."
"Canopy by Hilton redefines the lifestyle segment and brings guests closer to the neighborhoods in which they travel," said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. "The River Walk neighborhood in San Antonio perfectly aligns with the ethos of Canopy by Hilton. We are excited to partner with Crockett Urban Ventures and Merritt Development to bring Canopy to the city of San Antonio."
About Merritt Development Group
Austin, TX-based Merritt Development Group is a merchant developer of urban hotels around the country targeting Marriott and Hilton-affiliated brands. Merritt Development Group was formed in 2013 with more than $350 million open, under construction or in the development pipeline.
About Crockett Urban Ventures
Crockett Urban Ventures is a boutique real estate development firm based in San Antonio. focused on urban infill projects.
About White Lodging
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company focused on developing and operating premium-branded hotels in growing urban markets across the United States. The company is a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels. Its current portfolio consists of more than 160 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotel Group.
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 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 977,000 rooms, in 118 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 106 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