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Canopy by Hilton Says Hello to the Heart of Washington, D.C.

Brand opens in the capital’s Embassy Row neighborhood

MCLEAN, Va. - Canopy by HiltonHilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand, announced today the opening of Canopy by Hilton Washington DC | Embassy Row. Owned and operated by The Bernstein Companies, the eight-story, 154-room upper upscale property is nestled in the historic Embassy Row neighborhood between popular Dupont and Logan Circles, just minutes from many of DC’s famous museums, local restaurants and bars, premier shopping and beautiful green spaces.

“We are pleased to bring Canopy to the heart of our nation’s capital,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “This hotel tells the story of DC’s diverse identity and will attract locals and travelers alike with this eclectic art program and fun restaurant concept.”

Locally Inspired Design

Canopy Washington DC | Embassy Row’s design is inspired by the capital’s iconic architecture and history, Embassy Row’s diverse cultures and the laidback atmosphere among DC locals. The design mixes concrete finishes that echo the national monuments around town with Canopy’s signature color palette of orange, wood tones and natural hues. 

The hotel’s whimsical collection of art features exaggerated proportions and lively pops of color. Guests will begin enjoying the works upon arrival with a signature entrance piece, a face composition made up of smaller faces from many backgrounds and ages, that highlights the city’s diverse and inclusive culture and engages guests with an emotionally fulfilling dialogue.

“Having owned and managed hotels in the DC area since the 1980s, we are delighted to bring Canopy to life in Embassy Row as a true reflection of the local neighborhood,” said Davin Driskill, senior vice president of TBC Hotels

Eat. Drink. Smile.

The first-floor restaurant, Truno, is inspired by the Icelandic idea of having a “Truno,” which is the act of sharing stories with friends or strangers over drinks. Its open atmosphere and global menu enable guests and locals to experience great stories, colorful cultures and local flavors. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the bar stays open late with a cocktail and bites menu.

A signature of the Canopy by Hilton brand, the hotel hosts a complimentary tasting each evening showcasing local drinks and bites. The hotel’s staff has also been trained by Proprietors LLC, the training arm of the renowned Death & Co. bar chain, as part of Canopy by Hilton’s brand partnership.

We’ve Got You Covered

Canopy Washington DC | Embassy Row provides an array of amenities to suit guests who are looking to work, exercise and relax. Several include:

  • More than 650 square feet of meeting space that can host small meetings and intimate social events (the “Foreign Affairs room” seats up to 12, and the “Nomada room” can accommodate up to 10 and features floor-to-ceiling windows)
  • Complimentary bikes to tour the neighborhood
  • Canopy’s signature Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early or need to store luggage after checking out 
  • A retail wall, curated in partnership with “Shop Made in DC,” that features products from local makers

The Neighborhood

Canopy Washington DC | Embassy Row is located at 1600 Rhode Island Ave., NW and is in walking distance of many attractions (including the National Mall, monuments and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center), as well as dozens of locals’ favorite restaurants and bars along the 14th Street corridor and around Dupont and Logan Circles.

As part of Hilton, Canopy Washington DC | Embassy Row guests enjoy benefits of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for the company’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly with Hilton 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, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. 

As a lifestyle brand that embraces its locale, Canopy by Hilton provides guests with authentic and unique local experiences. Each property is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood with a connection to local art, food, drink and culture. Hotel Team Members are called Enthusiasts — Canopy’s local experts — and connect guests to the best of their neighborhood, offering recommendations for the best restaurants, shops, running paths and more. 

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About The Bernstein Companies

The Bernstein Companies, founded in 1933, is one of the oldest commercial real estate firms in Washington, DC. The privately-held company owns, manages, develops, and invests in a variety of commercial, residential and hotel properties. A division of The Bernstein Companies, TBC Hotels has a long history of building lasting and meaningful relationships with associates, guests, partners and the community. The Bernstein Companies purchased its first hotel in 1982, and over the past 35 years, TBC Hotels has owned, developed and operated more than 20 hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic. 

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 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, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest