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Hilton Celebrates Cannes Debut with Opening of Canopy by Hilton, La Croisette’s Latest Highlight on the French Riviera

Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Marea - Rooftop at Sunset
Canopy by Hilton Cannes

CANNES, France Canopy by Hilton Cannes has opened its doors to guests from around the world. With panoramic views over the Mediterranean from one of the city’s best rooftop terraces, interiors designed by acclaimed designer Ramy Fischer and a relaxing swimming pool that flows from indoor to outdoor, the hotel is set to be the new key feature in Cannes. This opening marks Hilton's entry into the city and is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of Canopy by Hilton properties across Europe.

Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Exterior at Sunset
Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Exterior at Sunset

Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, EMEA, Hilton, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Nouvelle Vague Hospitality to bring Canopy by Hilton’s elevated, boutique hotel experience to Cannes’ most desirable neighbourhood. Nestled in the heart of the iconic French Riviera, Cannes attracts millions of visitors annually with its timeless charm, captivating location, annual calendar of high-profile international events and of course its world-renowned film festival. The city is a treasure trove of luxury shopping destinations, acclaimed dining options, and some of the country's best beach clubs. It’s great to see Hilton in such an amazing city and this spectacular hotel is yet another fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of hotels and brands in the south of France.”

Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton, said, “Celebrating the best of the city, the opening of Canopy by Hilton Cannes is an exciting milestone for both the brand and Hilton. Embodying the spirit of the French Riviera, the property’s design, exquisite dining and bespoke amenities are a testament to the Canopy by Hilton brand. Our growth in France and across the Lifestyle category is unparalleled, and we remain committed to strengthening our footprint and continuing to deliver for our guests and owners.”

Jean-François Chapel, general manager, Canopy by Hilton Cannes, said, “We are delighted to open one of the first lifestyle hotels in Cannes, with breath-taking rooftop views over the French Riviera, authentic food and drink offers and a locally-inspired experience that will help guests connect to the neighbourhood. Canopy by Hilton Cannes is a tribute to the incredible all-year-round appeal of the French Riviera and I’m proud to bring the Canopy by Hilton brand to this destination.”

With an unbeatable address, moments away from the port, Canopy by Hilton Cannes exemplifies the city’s relaxed chic in its design. The hotel features 129 guest rooms and suites, along with a further 12 apartments, most of which offer impressive views over the old harbour, La Croisette and the Lérins Islands. In collaboration with a prestigious jury of art experts and private collectors across the world, the hotel has invited twelve talented young artists to create unique artwork for each room. Contemporary artwork is complemented by Canopy by Hilton’s sophisticated comfort, including the brand’s signature canopy bed frame, exclusive bedding created just for Canopy by Hilton and thoughtful amenities like Canopy socks and Nespresso machines. 

Canopy by Hilton Cannes features an indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool overlooking the sea and a fitness centre is accessible every day. Opening soon, the hotel will offer an indulgent spa, including five cabins, a hammam, a Japanese bath and sauna, where guests can revitalise and re-energise with a selection of face and body treatments.

Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Pool
Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Pool

Marea Rooftop Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

With an identity inspired by the tranquil beauty of the Lérins islands, the soul of old Cannes and the “Grande Bleue” Mediterranean Sea, Marea’s breath-taking 360° panorama can be found on the top floor. From 6 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week, guests are invited to share a selection of small plates, meticulously sourced from local suppliers. Concocted by Alexander Douglas Burger, originally from California and a traveller at heart, the Canopy by Hilton Cannes head chef has devised a menu full of surprises, detours and adventurous culinary delights. Discover a variety of raw or marinated dishes, including Marea’s Daurade Tiradito with a coconut milk green curry, cucumber and radish or the delicious “Marea Clambake” with clams, mussels, langoustines, lobster and shrimps.

Café Crème Brunch Club

Cannes' new Californian eatery on the hotel’s first floor, open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Café Crème embraces cuisine that brings together friends, families, colleagues and soloists. Against the backdrop of lofi and hiphop beats, it is ideal for a detox juice or a locally roasted espresso, partnering with small producers, local craftsmen and artistic communities to provide a friendly, warm service.

Offering a multitude of public spaces, Canopy Central, the hotel’s hub, brings people together in comfort and warm natural light. A space for relaxation, work or simply to enjoy a few moments of contemplation, Canopy Central is a one-of-a-kind space that adapts to guest’s needs while feeling like an extension of the neighbourhood. Canopy team members are on hand to connect guests to the best of the neighbourhood and can suggest hidden gems to explore, even providing complimentary Canopy Bikes for guests to experience the city like a local.

Canopy by Hilton Cannes is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton's distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee. Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool. 

Canopy by Hilton Cannes is located at 2 Boulevard Jean Hibert. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit canopybyhilton.com or call +33 (0)4 92 99 73 00. The property is owned by Nicolas Esclapez and managed by Jean-François Chapel. 

For more information on Canopy by Hilton, please visit https://stories.hilton.com/emea

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Léna Brodeurlena.brodeur@canopycannes.com+33 (0)4 92 99 73 09

About Hilton

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 appHilton 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


Nouvelle Vague Hospitality

Nouvelle Vague Hospitality, one of the key players in the Côte d'Azur hotel industry for thirty years, involving three generations of this family-owned group, is both owner and operator of the Canopy by Hilton, which has become the new flagship in a portfolio of 4-star hotels ranging from 60 to 150 rooms. Nouvelle Vague Hospitality is pursuing this positioning in France and Europe. It has recently developed its know-how in the field of services for third-party owners wishing to entrust their hotel management.