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Canopy by Hilton Opens Doors in Minneapolis’ Mill District

The 183‑room Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District offers energetic new feel in the east end of the Mill District

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton’s (NYSE:HLT) lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton, in collaboration with Sherman Associates and DLR Group, today announced the opening of its first hotel in Minnesota, Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District. Located in the energizing East Town, the 183-room hotel is part of a large mixed-use development that includes residential and retail components and offers a pedestrian-friendly urban framework along Chicago Avenue from the Mississippi River to the Downtown East development.

“Canopy by Hilton adds vibrancy to the fabric of East Town and the Mill District. The shared vision of Canopy by Hilton and DLR delivers a spectacular Minneapolis experience,” said George Sherman, CEO and Owner, Sherman Associates. “We were driven to capture the spirit and history of Minneapolis, and we are honored to celebrate it with guests, residents and businesses downtown.”

Located at 708 Third Street South and previously home to the Advance Thresher/Emerson-Newton Implement Company, the 1900s building has been rejuvenated as a stunning hotel connecting guests to the best dining, culture, sports and nightlife in downtown Minneapolis. The property is located in the heart of the Mill District’s most popular area and offers guests easy access to the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum and the new U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. Hotel guests are also within steps to the temperature-controlled Skyway system and the light rail, making it a quick ride of the Mall of America, University of Minnesota campus, downtown St. Paul and other popular areas.

“We are thrilled to introduce Canopy to the bustling Minneapolis Mill District,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “We look forward to delivering a positively local stay to our guests in a neighborhood that offers endless dining, shopping and entertainment options to further position Canopy as a natural choice for those looking for a comfortable stay in the Mill District area.”

“The original structure is an example of the kind of large-scale commercial and industrial buildings that were being constructed around the turn-of-the-century. Converting it has really been a labor of love,” said DLR Group Principal Ed Wilms, AIA, who leads the firm’s Hospitality Studio in Minneapolis. “The resulting design is one that both preserves the building’s heritage and offers guests a truly modern, energizing atmosphere in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.”

Just-Right Rooms

Canopy Minneapolis Mill District offers 183 Just-Right rooms, all which are designed for ease and comfort. The canopy over the bed creates an ideal sleeping environment along with each room’s Serta mattress, which 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 digital check-in, heated bathroom floors, Canopy’s signature “uncloseted” closet, a 55-inch TV, a Nespresso® machine, generous workspace and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s exterior combines brick with terra cotta detailing, helping to clearly define the building’s upper and lower levels. The interior consists of heavy timber construction, exposed wood ceilings and a central atrium that joins the two structures together, filling the space with daylight.

Eat, Drink, Smile                                                                                         

Here in the North, we embrace the changes that each season brings with new bites from the freshest ingredients available. Our menu celebrates local farms and producers, paired with craft beers and distilled beverages made in our backyard. Canopy Minneapolis Mill District offers a culinary experience including UMBRA Bites & Pours, a daily artisanal breakfast that features dishes made with fresh, local ingredients or, if on the go, guests can choose a Break Fast Bag delivered to their room. Additionally, guests can relax with a cup of coffee or enjoy a complimentary evening tasting served in Canopy Central each evening, featuring locally sourced brews, wines and spirits. Thoughtful, surprising extras are part of Canopy’s DNA, including a welcome gift – a little something from the neighborhood for guests to enjoy. In Minneapolis, guests will be welcomed with handmade truffles from Chef Kevin.

We’ve Got You Covered

At Canopy, hotel team members are called Enthusiasts. Enthusiasts connect guests to the best of Minneapolis and are always happy to schedule a city tour or suggest a hidden gem, which guests can explore via complimentary Canopy bikes. At Canopy Minneapolis Mill District, Enthusiasts define the local vibe, sharing their knowledge and experiences with guests.

Guests can enjoy a workout with a the 24-hour fitness center which is well equipped with the latest Technogym® equipment and free weights. For those who have other fitness preferences, Enthusiasts can connect guests with neighborhood partners for a diverse range of experiences.

Canopy Minneapolis Mill District will offer a selection of private and semi-private event spaces with more than 6,000 square feet of flexible glass-enclosed collaboration meeting space revealing exposed wood ceilings and exterior brink walls.

Canopy Minneapolis Mill District will also participate in the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 16 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi.

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced 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 nearly 190 million Hilton Honors 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 for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.  

About Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton delivers elevated, boutique hotel experiences that immerse guests in the best of the locale. Inviting, sophisticated design, bespoke food & beverage and crafted touchpoints deliver a locally inspired, high-end and welcoming stay. The Canopy portfolio includes more than 40 open properties around the globe with 40 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.