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Canopy by Hilton launches with Tesla-inspired hotel in Croatia

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb - Communal Space

Hilton’s lifestyle hotel brand, Canopy by Hilton, has officially opened its first hotel in continental Europe — Canopy by Hilton Zagreb.

Situated in the heart of Croatia’s capital, near the city’s main rail station and the upcoming Branimir Centar shopping mall, Canopy by Hilton Zagreb joins Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik in the brand’s European portfolio.

At the hotel, guests can grab a complimentary Canopy Bike to explore nearby attractions. With more museums per capita than any city in the world, and with a vibrant art and theatre scene, Zagreb is a cultural hub with much to explore.

“A natural fit to welcome the next Canopy by Hilton property”

Gary Steffen, global head of Canopy by Hilton, said: “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 neighbourhood, Zagreb is a natural fit to welcome the next Canopy by Hilton property.”

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb - King Guest Room

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb comprises of 151 rooms including eight suites. Its interiors 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 bed frame, 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.

“Nearly 600,000 tourists visiting Zagreb”

“With nearly 600,000 tourists visiting Zagreb between January and June 2018, 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.”

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb - Living Area

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb offers authentic cuisine with fresh local ingredients at the ReUnion Restaurant, with menu highlights including traditional specialities such as Croatian chard pie, Croatian-style black cuttlefish risotto and a selection of local cheese and wines. In addition, small nibbles, bites and local spirits, wines and craft beers are available at Canopy Central Café and Bar.

For meetings and events, Zagreb is well-connected by its recently expanded airport, located just 12 miles away. The hotel has two meeting rooms offering smaller meeting capabilities and a venue for social events.

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