Canopy by Hilton Says Hello to Austin
Hilton’s Lifestyle Brand to Open in Austin’s “West 6th Street District”
MCLEAN, Va. - Canopy by Hilton, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand announces development plans for Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown. The developer and owner is locally based Scenic Capital Advisors, a private real estate investment firm founded by Richard Singleton. The property, which is scheduled to break ground in June 2018 and open in January 2020, will provide a comfortable stay for guests in search of a unique urban oasis and upbeat city culture in the heart of West 6th Street. Additionally, the hotel offers abundant amenities and is only a few minutes walk from several of Austin's high profile employers such as Google, Facebook, Wholefoods/Amazon, GSDM, and Cirrus Logic.
Following the brand pillars, Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown will be a natural extension of the neighborhood, inspired and influenced by its local surroundings. Guests of the property can expect a strong sense of place, defined by urban activity and authentic materials inspired by the history and creative culture of Austin.
Located at 612 West 6th Street, the hotel will have 140 rooms including five suites, an intimate guest lobby and a relaxed, open-air courtyard sanctuary that connects to a full service restaurant and bar that integrates with the West 6th entertainment district.. Amenities also include an elevated pool deck with excellent views of the street scene and downtown Austin.
"Canopy by Hilton fits seamlessly into the Austin Downtown District," said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. "Known for a dynamic pop-art and music scene, the Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown property will offer guests a truly fresh and local Austin experience while establishing a strong new identity for this classic neighborhood."
Led by Lake/ Flato Architects, the hotel design team includes interior design firm, Seifert Murphy, and landscape architects, Hocker Design Group. "We wanted to deliver a project that both compliments the neighborhood while also elevating the West 6th Street district," said Rick Singleton, principal at Scenic Capital Advisors. "We chose architects and designers who understand Canopy's neighborhood-centric concept and would be able to create a hotel with a unique look intrinsic to the neighborhood and streetscape."
Connected to the street and open to the neighborhood community as well as hotel guests, the courtyard functions as a haven from the hustle and bustle of West 6th Street's high-energy nightlife. Comfortable seating within the courtyard will be surrounded by natural materials, greenery and water to capture the sense of Austin's natural environment. Framing the courtyard, Canopy Central, the bar/lounge, and restaurant, will offer guests a variety of welcoming and intimate spaces including a sidewalk café, comfortable bar/lounge, cozy outdoor fireplace and reclusive guest retreat. Perched above street level, the pool deck will serve as an elevated front porch, complete with poolside loungers and a pavilion with full service bar to create a community space suitable for small gatherings and private events. Additionally, a fitness center on the lobby level will be available for guests.
Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown will participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct 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. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app.
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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 24 Canopy properties open around the globe and more than 35 under development across 16 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 6,300 properties and more than one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless 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