HotelsEco-conscious hotel offers 340 keys at London’s East End, with a distinct local influence.

UK welcomes first Canopy by Hilton property

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Canopy by Hilton London City targets the design-conscious and eco-seeking traveller.
Canopy by Hilton London City targets the design-conscious and eco-seeking traveller. Photo Credit: Hilton

Canopy by Hilton London City opened in late October, an eco-conscious hotel offering 340 keys at London’s East End.

The opening marks Hilton's first Canopy by Hilton property in the UK, which is housed within the multi-million-pound Minories development close to Aldgate station.

Taking inspiration from its locale, the hotel paid tribute to the 17th century Huguenot silk weavers who settled in the area, by decorating rooms and dining spaces with fabrics made from similar weaving historical techniques. Modern artistes and local designers' work also adorn the hotel's public spaces.

This East End influence also goes into the F&B outlets, such as at specialty restaurant Penny Squares which also sources local sustainable ingredients; collaborations with local distilleries, craft brewers and wineries; and Freedom Café — named after Freedom Press Publishing House in Whitechapel High Street.

The hotel’s rooftop restaurant, slated to open early 2022, will serve as a vantage point that offer panoramic views of the City of London while guests indulge in tapas-style dining against the restaurant’s backdrop inspired by the floral patterns of the Huguenots.

Aside from pulling in the design-conscious crowd, Canopy by Hilton London City also seeks to draw in eco-friendly travellers with its sustainability initiatives that include a green roof which helps with natural heating, solar panels to power parts of the hotel, beds made from recycled steel and wood, as well as sustainably produced amenities.



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