Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of the first boutique Canopy by Hilton hotel in Reykjavik.
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is centrally located on Hverfisgata Street, near to attractions like Laugavegur, a street known for its shopping, eateries, and pubs, Harpa Concert Hall and Convention Center, and Old Reykjavik Harbor, which offers views of Mount Esja and the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church.
The hotel takes design cues from local architecture, with natural materials used throughout. Guests can enjoy Iceland’s famous Omnom chocolate on site, as well as water naturally filtered by Icelandic lava and a poets’ corner filled with local literature. There is also an LP library with records that can be played on any of the hotel’s 10 record players. From October through March, guests can watch the Northern Lights from near the hotel.
For dining, the Geiri Smart restaurant is open for dinner, where Lead Chef Enthusiast, Jóhannes Steinn Jóhannesson and Sous Chef Enthusiast, Bjarni Siguroli Jakobsson, serve locally-inspired dishes like fresh fish and organic vegetables. The lobby area of Canopy Central offers complimentary breakfast, or guests can opt to have a free Canopy Breakfast Bag delivered to their room. Each evening, Canopy Central runs complimentary wine and beer tastings for guests 21 years of age and older. Quick bites are also available in the deli, coffee shop or garden.
The hotel has 112 rooms and suites decorated in ocean blue and gray volcanic rock, as well as with local touches like a Reykjavik Music Box that plays an Icelandic lullaby.
A 24-hour fitness center is available, as well as event and meeting space for up to 50 people. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles for guests, and staff can recommend local routes to explore the city and surrounding trails.