by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 24, 2017
Canopy by Hilton, the hotel company's lifestyle brand, will build an outpost in San Antonio in a joint project with Crockett Urban Ventures and Merritt Development Group. The 195-room Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk 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.
 
Ground is expected to be broken this month, aiming for a fall 2018 opening; the hotel will integrate the Civil War-era Alamo Fish Market building into its 22-story layout.
 
"It was important for us to include the Alamo Fish Market building into the design of the hotel," said Chris Hill, head 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."
 
The hotel will have more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the River Walk.
 
"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."