HANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake, a 10-storey, 179-room hotel that provides energizing, positive stays for business travelers and cultured vacationers. The waterfront hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Qiantang New District of Hangzhou East, offering a unique urban resort experience coupled with the city’s best views of Jinsha Lake. Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake marks the brand’s twelfth property and is owned by Vangoo Group and managed by Hilton.
“With the rapid development of the high-tech and manufacturing industry and rich cultural heritage, Hangzhou Qiantang New District has immense potential in attracting leisure and business travelers,” said Qian Jin, area president for Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. “Following the huge success of the brand’s Asia Pacific debut in Chengdu, we are thrilled to announce the second opening in the region in Hangzhou. The property underscores our commitment to maintain strong growth momentum in Greater China and continue to deliver positive experiences to our guests.”
Once a wetland for farmers more than 2,200 years ago, the neighborhood where Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake resides has transformed into a hotbed for technological innovation and a growing destination for business events. Ideally located by the lake, the hotel is only a few blocks away from a shopping mall, dining outlets and the soon-to-launch Jinsha Grand Theatre, offering guests seeking local experiences the perfect base to discover local cuisine or enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake’s shore. Guests can enjoy direct access to Hangzhou Metro Line 1 for quick connections to business districts, major scenic destinations and Hangzhou East Railway Station, and Xiaoshan International Airport is located only 25 kilometers away, just 30 minutes by car.
“Through the neuroscience research we conducted in partnership with Nielsen earlier this year, we found that today’s Chinese travelers seek a taste of authentic local experiences during their travels, which is exactly what Canopy by Hilton offers at this new location,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “The hotel will immerse guests in Qiantang New District’s natural beauty and heritage with its architectural and design elements.”
Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake has been carefully designed to incorporate the unique art culture of Hangzhou. Upon arrival at the hotel lobby, Canopy Central, guests will be greeted by a white ceramic centerpiece floating above the lobby inspired by the Osmanthus, the city’s flower, which is traditionally planted in front of local homes and known as a “golden welcome” to guests. The 3D-grafted decorative wall panels along the hotel corridors feature continuously changing illustrations of aquatic plants and marsh birds, immersing guests in the nature of Hangzhou.
Eat, Drink, Smile
At Canopy by Hilton, local flavors are a central feature in all restaurant menus. The hotel’s café, Geli, meaning “This is the place” in Hangzhou dialect, offers a seasonal menu that guests can savor while enjoying beautiful lake views. At night, the space transforms into a social bar featuring evening tastings of local teas, craft cocktails, micro-brews and a comprehensive selection of wines. Guests can also enjoy a selection of healthy refreshments and a local ice jelly dessert throughout the day at the café lounge. With insider tips from friendly hotel team members called Enthusiasts, guests can discover popular neighborhood destinations such as Longhu Paradise Walk for a taste of local flavors.
Just-Right Rooms and Amenities
Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake offers a total of 179 spacious guest rooms, more than half of which come with panoramic lake views. Also available are 25 pairs of connecting rooms, perfect for families. To ensure a comfortable sleep experience, each room is equipped with a Serta mattress that is complemented with a ZoneActive™ 5-Zone Foam Topper for the right amount of support and Serta Cool Balance® Technology for optimal temperature control. Other room amenities include Canopy’s signature “uncloseted” closet, a 55-inch TV, a Nespresso® machine, a generous workspace, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites offer even more space and privacy, plus thoughtful extras such as robes and Canopy socks.
Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center equipped with a comprehensive range of TechnoGym® cardio and strength equipment, where guests can enjoy a good workout overlooking Jinsha Lake. For guests who prefer exercising in the outdoors, the vibrant Jinsha Lake Park features a jogging track. Guests can also hop on a Canopy bike to explore the local neighborhood with ease. The Enthusiasts are also on hand to connect guests with neighborhood partners who provide outdoor activities.
Meet and Explore
Featuring five function rooms with a total of 324 square meters of indoor meeting space, Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake is an ideal venue for small-scale business meetings, weddings or other intimate occasions. All function rooms provide natural daylight with stunning lake views. The hotel also offers a spacious outdoor venue by the lakefront beach, suitable for social gatherings or events.
At Canopy by Hilton, guests can enjoy locally inspired experiences with recommendations from Enthusiasts. With their local know-how, Enthusiasts are always happy to connect guests with the best the neighborhood has to offer, whether it’s a customized silk factory tour with a silk craft lesson, touring the plants of famous local enterprises or discovering a hidden gem in the neighborhood.
Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties in 117 countries and territories. Members who book directly through the preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Hilton Honors Points and money to book a stay, free standard Wi-Fi and an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night — up to a maximum of 3,000 Hilton Honors Points — for bookings from November 13, 2019 to February 13, 2020, when booking directly with Hilton.
Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake is located at 835 Jinsha Avenue, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
For more information or to make a reservation, travelers may visit canopybyhilton.com or call +86 (0) 571 8897 8888.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Canopy by Hilton
Canopy by Hilton is a vibrant boutique lifestyle brand, providing guests a place in the neighborhood to relax and recharge with simple, guest-directed service, comfortable spaces, an energizing atmosphere, 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 28 under development across 16 countries and territories. Experience a positive 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.