Hilton expands boutique hotel options into Canada, with Canopy now open, and Curio under development
Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville marks the brand’s boutique hotel Canadian debut, by delivering elevated experiences with a local flair in one of Toronto’s most prominent neighbourhoods.
With design led by Studio Munge, the 184-room hotel celebrates the best of the neighbourhood through thoughtful and authentic design. Canopy Central, the hotel lobby, welcomes guests with layered interiors, curved edges and organic motifs complemented by an impressive local art collection. In a nod to its unique location between bustling Yorkville and forested Rosedale, the property pairs oak features with copper accents to highlight the unique connection between nature and cosmopolitan life. “Just-Right” guest rooms also incorporate the brand’s iconic canopy bed and inviting warmth while public areas include a sleek indoor pool, a modern fitness centre incorporating local street art, a transfer lounge and 3,500 square feet of meeting space.
A Dynamic Culinary Experience
Under the leadership of Justin Raponi, executive chef and lead culinary enthusiast, Canopy Toronto Yorkville will boast two on-site dining options. Día serves as a gathering place to enjoy seasonal fare and eclectic wines and spirits. Día offers a variety of dishes including memorable cheeses, Roman-style pizza and more. Visitors and locals alike can also enjoy the restaurant’s signature wine program and sample libations as a part of Canopy’s bespoke evening tastings. For lighter fare, Virtu Café & Provisions fosters a strong connection with the surrounding neighbourhoods and the entire city. Opening a few months after Canopy Toronto Yorkville’s debut, the hotel’s all-day café will serve purposefully sourced, locally inspired dishes and foster a connection with the community.
In the Heart of It All
Yorkville is one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods with world-class shopping, dining and cultural attractions – alongside renowned events like the Toronto International Film Festival. In Rosedale, guests can discover the neighbourhood’s natural beauty and even take part in local celebrations like the annual Mayfair, a springtime festival. Canopy Toronto Yorkville is a short distance from some of the city’s most notable attractions like the Royal Ontario Museum, Gardiner Museum and Casa Loma. The hotel is also steps away from the Sherbourne subway station, connecting guests to the Greater Toronto Area. “Canopy Enthusiasts” – hotel team members and local know-hows – can connect guests to the city’s most popular sights or local hotspots, and Canopy Bikes are available so guests can explore what the neighbourhood has to offer.
Canopy Toronto Yorkville is located at 387 Bloor Street East Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1H7, Canada.
Canopy by Hilton is a sophisticated boutique lifestyle brand, providing guests and locals a place in the neighborhood to relax and recharge with simple, guest-directed service, comfortable spaces, an energizing atmosphere neighborhood-inspired food and drink 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. The Canopy portfolio includes more than 35 open properties around the globe with more than 30 under development across 18 countries and territories.
Experience a positively local stay at Canopy by Hilton by booking at canopybyhilton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Canopy by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/canopybyhilton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Next Up – Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton is set to debut its Curio Collection brand in downtown Toronto, marking the first property under the brand in Canada. It will be located at 60 Mill Street in the city’s Distillery District, occupying a 19th century, 31-story building that once housed a large whiskey distillery. Many unique elements featuring the existing structure will be retained, and the redevelopment of the site will include a restoration of the heritage building and a preservation of the south façade to ensure that it fits seamlessly with the rest of the Distillery District. The hotel will include 392 rooms, an underground speakeasy, meeting space and ballroom, a spa and fitness centre, a 31st floor restaurant, and a rooftop bar and lounge with an outdoor patio and pool. The hotel is currently in the pre-construction phase and is still a few years from opening. Hilton’s Curio brand launched in 2014, and last year passed the milestone of 100 properties worldwide.
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