NEW ORLEANS and MCLEAN, Va. - Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading global hospitality company, announces the grand opening of the 176-room Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown. The 14-story lifestyle hotel is ideally located near the iconic French Quarter and includes a unique Creole and Cantonese-inspired restaurant that pays homage to the city’s rich history.
The hotel is a historic renovation of the former Oil and Gas Building built in 1959 and designed in the international style by August Perez & Associates and Edward B. Silverstein & Associates. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 for its use of glass, steel and abstract geometry in a skyscraper and has since been transformed into a hotel, restaurant and bar.
“We are thrilled to bring the Canopy brand to New Orleans and provide guests with a refreshing hotel option that matches the city’s energetic atmosphere and culture,” said Phil Cordell, global brand head, Canopy by Hilton and category head, Hilton Lifestyle Brands. “The hotel’s design, as well as curated food and beverage concepts were influenced by the surrounding area, allowing us to authentically connect guests with the neighborhood made famous for its lively architecture, music and cuisine.”
Canopy New Orleans Downtown incorporates the sophisticated comfort and authentically local experience that guests have come to expect from the Canopy by Hilton brand. The building’s rehabilitated curtainwall provides for maximum daylight and unparalleled views across the city from all guest rooms. The hotel also features amenities such as artisanal quality breakfast using fresh local ingredients, a transfer lounge for guests arriving early or leaving late, and 1,700 square feet of meeting space including access to a private patio. Embracing the neighborhood, "Canopy Enthusiasts" (hotel team members) will connect guests to the best of New Orleans and can schedule a city tour or suggest a local hidden gem to explore. Guests can also grab a complimentary Canopy Bike and discover what the city has to offer.
As a nod to the hotel’s location in what used to be the Chinatown district in New Orleans, the hotel’s accompanying restaurant, Ginger Roux, is a Creole and Cantonese-inspired concept. The new restaurant, led by Chef Jonathan Hostetler, features dishes like crawfish boil fried rice, boudin lumpia, gumbo dumplings, General Tso's alligator, crawfish etouffee shumai and more. Ginger Roux also features a wine selection in addition to cocktails like the Szechuan Fashioned (Sazerac Rye, cherry bitters, simple syrup), Honeysuckle Bubbles (Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, St. Germain’s Elderflower Liqueur, pineapple jalapeño juice, lemon juice, champagne float), The Ampersand (Baijiu, Campari, blood orange soda), Purple Reign (Empress Gin, blackberry simple syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit soda) and more that combine the cultures of the area.
Canopy New Orleans Downtown is also home to a new bar, The Herbalist, which features cocktails, gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, exotic loose-leaf teas, freshly squeezed juices, fresh pastries, Creole treats and more for breakfast.
The new Canopy New Orleans Downtown will participate in Hilton Honors, the guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s world-class portfolio of 18 distinct hotel brands which boasts nearly 128 million members. Members who book directly will have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
NewcrestImage and Baywood Hotels developed this hotel as a joint venture that was sold to Summit as the last remaining hotel of the 27-hotel transaction. The hotel is owned by a joint venture between affiliates of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and was developed by NewcrestImage.
For more information about Canopy by Hilton New Orleans, Ginger Roux and The Herbalist visit neworleansdowntown.canopybyhilton.com. You can also follow Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown on Instagram and Facebook. Canopy by Hilton New Orleans is located at 1100 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties and more than 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 six 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 more than 158 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 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.