CHARLOTTE, N.C. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and Tara Investments announced today the groundbreaking for Canopy by Hilton Charlotte SouthPark. Scheduled to open in spring 2020, this is the latest property to break ground for Hilton’s lifestyle brand, which has been redefining the hospitality category since the first Canopy by Hilton opened in 2016. The 150-room property will provide a new approach to thoughtfully local experiences in SouthPark’s upscale neighborhood.
Situated in the affluent neighborhood of SouthPark, six miles from the core of Uptown Charlotte, Canopy Charlotte SouthPark will be the first Canopy hotel in North Carolina. The area is geographically centered around the 1.8-million-square-foot SouthPark Mall and is one of the largest business districts in Charlotte and the state of North Carolina with more than 40,000 employees.
“We are thrilled to call the SouthPark neighborhood home to the first Canopy in North Carolina,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “The SouthPark area, characterized by its upscale yet hospitable environment, will be reflected throughout the hotel as a natural extension of the neighborhood, and we are excited to offer guests an energizing, comfortable stay.”
“The Canopy by Hilton Charlotte SouthPark is a deliberate focus on creating a hotel that is elegant and whimsical, filled with locally inspired energy,” said Amit Patel, partner at Tara Investments. “This lifestyle offering fills our desire to provide the SouthPark traveler and resident with a unique experience that is going to leave them feeling inspired. Whether it be our Veranda, Lounge Terrace, Just Right Room, Canopy Central, The English Garden or Grand Ballroom, our guests and SouthPark residents will have an experience that is distinctly and uniquely their own.”
Locally Inspired Design
Once the site of a thriving dairy farm, Canopy Charlotte SouthPark’s design inspiration draws from the heritage of the neighborhood, with millwork finishes, marble countertops and subtle earth tones throughout the property’s interiors. The hotel’s 150 “Just Right” guest rooms, include 16 suites, featuring handpicked furnishings and artwork to reflect the architectural design of the SouthPark neighborhood. The hotel will also house an art collection influenced by the local community.
Food & Drink from the Neighborhood
The Canopy Central Café and Bar function together, featuring a menu based on fresh, quality products that aim to utilize local and seasonal ingredients. A blend of healthy choices with locally inspired savory and indulgent sweet options will appeal to the modern traveler.
The Canopy brand has created a positive experience for guests with the bar program for Canopy Central. Canopy Central will also be open to the SouthPark community, featuring signature-crafted cocktails, a diverse wine selection and local brews to provide an experience that epitomizes SouthPark.
Just-Right Meeting Space
Located on Barclay Downs Drive, Canopy Charlotte SouthPark offers a refined and relaxed Canopy Central, plus extensive meeting and event space with wedding capabilities. Guests will have access to 9,000 total square feet of meeting space, including the Grand Ballroom and smaller breakout rooms that can be easily transformed for team building exercises or intimate settings. The property features an English garden inspired event space that can be combined with the Grand Ballroom. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel will offer a Transfer Lounge enabling guests to relax, change clothes and store luggage in lieu of an extended checkout or early arrival.
Ideal for meetings and events, Canopy Charlotte SouthPark is located six miles from Uptown Charlotte. The hotel belongs to a neighborhood considered the luxury shopping destination of the Carolinas. SouthPark is geographically centered at the intersection of Fairview Road and Sharon Road in the South Central sector of the city and is a valued residential area with luxury custom housing, larger properties with established trees and sidewalks, as well as mixed-use shopping and residential centers.
At check-in, guests will receive a welcome gift from the hotel team that represents the SouthPark neighborhood. Additionally, guests will enjoy nightly evening tastings in Canopy Central featuring local brews, wine and spirits. Guests can also tap Canopy Enthusiasts – Canopy’s local experts – for their local know-how, such as recommendations on the best restaurants and things to do in the neighborhood.
Canopy Charlotte SouthPark will be the newest property to participate in the brand’s Paws in the Neighborhood initiative, a partnership with Planet Dog, the leading manufacturer of eco-friendly, innovative premium pet products that allows guests to share energizing, comfortable stays with their canines. Each four-legged guest will receive a Just-Right dog bed and a “Paws in the Neighborhood Welcome Gift” which includes a Planet Dog Orbee ball, a locally-sourced dog treat, dispenser of pickup bags and eco-friendly, fleece-lined leash and collar.
Canopy Charlotte SouthPark 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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Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 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 more than 180 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 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 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.