by Cheryl Anne-Sturken | April 23, 2019
Hilton's lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, continues its global expansion with the announcement of five new signings, including its first in France and Italy. With an aggressive pipeline of over 30 hotels scheduled to open in the next five years, these new signings will join Canopy's growing portfolio, which began with the opening of its first property in July 2016, the 112-room Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre in Iceland.
Set to open this September, the 154-room Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C., Embassy Row, will be the brand's third hotel in the nation's capital. Located 15 minutes from the White House, this new addition is also near some of D.C.'s most notable attractions, including the National Mall and the historic Georgetown neighborhood. It will include two meeting rooms.
The 123-room Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero is slated to open in late 2020. Conveniently located steps away from the Palais de Chaillot in the 16th arrondissement, a cultural hotspot with several galleries and attractions such as the Palais Galliera and Palais de Tokyo museums, the new property will draw heavily from its local surroundings. It will be followed by the 94-room Canopy by Hilton Bordeaux Chartrons, which is expected to open in early 2021 in the bustling Chartrons neighborhood along the Garonne River. The new-build hotel will offer multiple dining options, including a rooftop restaurant, bar and pool overlooking the river and Bordeaux's city Center. 
Also opening in 2021 is the 135-room Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront in Maine, in the city's Old Port neighborhood. The hotel will feature an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking Casco Bay, a first for the New England coastal city, along with a street-level all-day restaurant.
The brand will also make its debut in Italy in 2021 with the opening of the 204-room Canopy by Hilton Venice City Centre, as part of a management agreement between Hilton and Italian hotel management company the Marseglia Group, which also owns the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. "This is an important project for the relaunch of the historical city center of Venice, revitalizing a part of the city currently in a state of neglect and degradation," said Leonardo Marseglia, president of Marseglia Group. "We are proud to be continuing our partnership with Hilton on this spectacular new project."