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2020 is shaping up to be a big year for this little Hilton brand

Jan. 31, 2020
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2020 is shaping up to be a big year for this little Hilton brand
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This year is already off to a busy start for Hilton. The chain just announced an entirely new brand -- Tempo by Hilton -- and now it's shared plans to open a whopping 20 new Canopy by Hilton properties around the globe before the end of 2020.

For those unfamiliar with the Canopy brand, it prides itself on offering guests more of a local experience. Employees are considered neighborhood "enthusiasts" who are focused on helping guests with thoughtful recommendations for restaurants, attractions and live events in town.

Hilton has also gone to great lengths to create distinct, stylish spaces inspired by that particular neighborhood's history and culture, and every guest staying at a Canopy by Hilton can take advantage of complimentary bikes — because what better way to see the neighborhood than a ride around town?

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Whenever I'm home in Washington, D.C., I always make it a point to visit the Canopy at The Wharf. It's a fun area of the city to hang out in, and the rooftop at the hotel offers some of the best views of D.C. And the bar, Whiskey Charlie, makes excellent drinks. It's the perfect place to catch up with friends or impress visitors.

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Now that I've given my two cents, here's a look at the 20 new Canopy by Hilton openings slated to debut this year:

A look at the London City Lounge Canopy. (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)

Canopy by Hilton's international lineup includes forthcoming properties in São Paulo-Jardins in Brazil; Hangzhou-West Lake in China; Paris-Trocadero in France; Dubai-Al Seef in the United Arab Emirates; and London City in the United Kingdom. Cancun la Isla, in Mexico, just opened this week with rates starting around $195 or 53,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

In the U.S., properties are slated to open in:

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Austin-Downtown in Texas

Baltimore-Harbor Point in Maryland

Charlotte-South Park in North Carolina

Dallas-Frisco Station in Texas

Grand Rapids-Downtown in Michigan

Jersey City Arts District in New Jersey

Kansas City Downtown in Missouri

Memphis Downtown in Tennessee

Philadelphia Center City in Pennsylvania

San Antonio Riverwalk in Texas

Old Town Scottsdale in Arizona

Tempe-Downtown University Area in Arizona

West Palm Beach Downtown in Florida

The Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Embassy Row just opened on Jan. 14, with rooms from 32,000 points per night ($107) in February. Hilton uses dynamic pricing when it comes to award nights, so it's hard to pinpoint where exactly all these properties will land in terms of redemption rates.

In addition to these 20 new properties, there are currently a dozen other Canopy hotels peppered across the U.S., China, Croatia and Iceland. TPG himself stayed at the Reykjavík Canopy (from about $190 or 50,000 Honors points) back in 2018, and he really enjoyed the local elements.

Looking ahead, Hilton is planning on opening up 14 additional properties in destinations such as Bordeaux, France and Cape Town, South Africa.

Featured image by Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla Azulinda Cafe & Bar. (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • May not make sense for people that don't travel frequently
  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
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  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more