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Canopy by Hilton Debuts in Tanzania with the Signing of Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj

Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj - Rendering - Birdview - FumbaTown
Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj
Expected to open in 2027, guests will enjoy sophisticated comfort and spectacular coastal views at this unique seafront destination.

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced plans to debut its boutique lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton in Tanzania with the signing of Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj, in partnership with CPS Live Limited.

Featuring 162 inviting and sophisticated guest rooms and suites, Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj will be located in the heart of the Fumba Town and part of a highly innovative and sustainable mixed-use development, ‘BURJ Zanzibar’, which is set to be the tallest hybrid-timber tower in the world. The ‘Burj Zanzibar’ buildings are developed using engineered timber - which helps to reduce the overall carbon footprint and waste in comparison to conventional construction techniques. The hotel will be located on the podium level of the ‘Burj Zanzibar’ development. 

Fumba Town will include several residential and lifestyle amenities such as retail spaces, a sports centre, an amusement and water park, and a school. The development will also benefit from a seafront corniche, spanning the entire coastal length and providing walking and jogging tracks, shops, restaurants, play areas, and an amphitheatre.

Commenting on the signing, Carlos Khneisser, vice president, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton said: “As we continue to diversify the presence of our award-winning brands across Africa, we are excited to partner with CPS Live Limited to debut Canopy by Hilton in Tanzania. Once open, Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj will be a true reflection and celebration of the local neighbourhood, providing an authentic and elevated hospitality experience for travellers in a unique seafront destination. This latest signing marks Hilton’s re-entry into Tanzania and reiterates our commitment to meeting the diverse travel needs and interests of guests visiting Africa.” 

Travellers and locals alike seeking bespoke dining experiences can choose from the hotel’s food and drink outlets, which will include an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby café, a specialty restaurant, and a pool bar. The hotel also features several meeting rooms up to 1,000-square-metres, an exterior room garden and a pre-function area. Additional leisure and recreation facilities include a fitness centre, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a kids club. Guests will be welcomed by the property’s knowledgeable team who can provide local insight on culturally stimulating things to do in the neighbourhood. 

Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj - Rendering - Penthouse
Canopy by Hilton Zanzibar The Burj - Rendering - Penthouse

A coveted destination for leisure holidays, Zanzibar also offers a host of cultural experiences including spice tours, dhow cruises, and historical venues such as the Stone Town of Zanzibar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Sebastian Dietzold, CEO, CPS Live Limited said: “We are excited to partner with Hilton to introduce its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand to Tanzania. The brand is a perfect fit for the BURJ Zanzibar development and will cater to the ever-evolving needs of today’s modern traveller. We look forward to welcoming guests to this remarkable property that will speak to the neighbourhood’s cultural appeal and scenic views”. 

Hilton has been at the forefront of hospitality in the Africa and the Indian Ocean region over the last six decades with a portfolio of more than 100 properties currently operating or under development. Upcoming Canopy by Hilton hotels in the region include Canopy by Hilton Seychelles, expected to open next year, Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof, in South Africa, opening in 2025 and Canopy by Hilton Tangier in Morocco, slated to open in 2026.

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Canopy by Hilton delivers elevated, boutique hotel experiences that celebrate the best of the neighborhood. Inviting, sophisticated design, bespoke food & beverage and crafted touchpoints deliver a locally inspired, high-end and welcoming stay. The Canopy portfolio includes 40 open properties around the globe with more than 30 under development across 18 countries and territories. Experience Canopy by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Canopy by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest