PHOTOS: Canopy by Hilton hotel officially opens in Zagreb
- by croatiaweek
- in Business
Earlier this week, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s lifestyle hotel brand, officially opened its doors in Zagreb.
The hotel, which joins Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik in the brand’s European portfolio and is the brand’s first hotel in continental Europe, is situated in the heart of Croatia’s capital, near the city’s main rail station and the upcoming Branimir Centar shopping mall.
“We are thrilled to introduce Canopy by Hilton Zagreb as our first property in continental Europe. Known for its rich history, vibrant culture and community-focused neighborhood, Zagreb is a natural fit to welcome the next Canopy by Hilton property,” said Gary Steffen, global head of Canopy by Hilton.
“We are delighted to bring our locally-inspired lifestyle brand to this cosmopolitan city and look forward to sharing the Canopy by Hilton experience with our guests and neighbours in the heart of Croatia’s bustling capital city.”
“With nearly 600,000 tourists visiting Zagreb between January and June 2018(2), the city is quickly becoming a must-see destination in Europe,” said Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton. “With Croatia’s pristine beaches and vibrant cultural scene, we are pleased to be opening Hilton’s third hotel in the country following the DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb and Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik.”
Locally Inspired Design
Canopy by Hilton Zagreb is home to 151 Just-Right rooms, including eight spacious suites. The interiors of the rooms are inspired by the long industrial history of the local neighbourhood, with local textiles and artwork featured throughout. This includes the brand’s signature canopy bedframe, inspired by Croatia’s national emblem and carpets inspired by traditional folk costumes. The hallways also highlight the neighbourhoods’ rich history, lined with posters of the famous Croatian inventor Nikola Tesla.
Eat, Drink, Smile
For breakfast, guests can start their day with an inclusive artisanal breakfast in Canopy Central or opt for the “Break Fast” bag delivered to their door – ideal for guests on the go. Guests can savour authentic cuisine with fresh local ingredients at the ReUnion Restaurant, with menu highlights including traditional specialties such as Croatian chard pie, Croatian-style black cuttlefish risotto and a selection of local cheese and wines.
Small nibbles, bites and local spirits, wines and craft beers are available at Canopy Central Café and Bar, with signature dishes including cocktails inspired by the famous Croatian inventors Nikola Tesla and Slavoljub Penkala. Each evening, the Canopy Central Bar hosts a complimentary evening tasting, showcasing local drinks and bites for hotel guests, such as Orahnjača – a traditional walnut strudel and Samoborska greblica – a traditional pastry with fresh cottage cheese. Upon arrival, guests are also welcomed with the locally well-known traditional Bajadera chocolate.
Just-Right Meeting Space
For meetings and events, Zagreb is an ideal choice as it is superbly connected by its recently expanded airport, located just 20km away from Canopy by Hilton Zagreb. The hotel has two meeting rooms, offering smaller meetings capabilities and a unique venue for social events such as cocktail receptions. The hotel also has a spacious 24-hour fitness centre.
Canopy by Hilton Zagreb is located at Ul. Kneza Branimira 29, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia. More details on the website.