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ZAGREB, Croatia and MCLEAN, VA – February 13, 2018 – Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and Zagreb City Hotels d.o.o announced today development plans for Canopy by Hilton Zagreb. The project, featuring Hilton’s hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle hotel category, is scheduled to open in late 2018. The property will provide a comfortable stay for guests in search of thoughtfully local experiences in Zagreb’s vibrant downtown neighborhood. The hotel will be the first Canopy in continental Europe.

Situated in downtown Zagreb, close to the city’s main rail station, the hotel is expected to welcome its first guests in late 2018, and will be the second Canopy by Hilton property in Europe, joining Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik in the Icelandic capital.

“Zagreb is a thriving city and the perfect fit for Canopy by Hilton,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “We’re excited to play a central role in the next phase of the neighborhood’s evolution, giving guests a unique opportunity to experience food and drink inspired by the local area, and offering a stylish base from which to explore the Croatian capital.”

Downtown Zagreb is undergoing a transformation – benefiting from considerable inward investment and the subject of a major urban renewal programme. The connected shopping mall, Branimir Centar, is currently under redevelopment by Supernova, one of Europe’s leading retail developers, and is set to become Zagreb’s leading entertainment and retail destination.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Croatia is a major draw for leisure tourists, with pristine beaches, national parks, historic cities and a vibrant cultural scene encouraging more visitors than ever to visit. 2017 has been a record year for tourism, with more than 20 million international arrivals – and this impressive economic momentum is set to continue. We’re thrilled to be adding to our Croatian portfolio and to be working with Zagreb City Hotels d.o.o. once again - launching Canopy by Hilton on the continent.”

Josipa Jutt, CEO of Zagreb City Hotels d.o.o. said: “Zagreb City Hotels is very proud to bring Canopy to Zagreb, as it is a new upscale and lifestyle brand within Hilton family.”

Launched in 2014, Canopy by Hilton is characterized by its deep connection to the local neighborhood, brought to life by the properties’ Team Members, known as Enthusiasts. Guests can look forward to sampling artisan Croatian food and drink at daily tasting events, and enjoying thoughtfully local touches throughout their stay.

Once the site of Croatia’s first confectionary factory – Union, which opened in 1911 –  the hotel’s design will draw on the heritage of the neighbourhood, with industrial materials and fittings used throughout the property’s interiors.

As the city’s industrial activity waned in the middle of the 20th Century, Zagreb became home to a number of residential developments built in the modernist architectural aesthetic. The furniture within Canopy by Hilton Zagreb will draw on this mid-century influence, offering stylish public spaces and comfortable guest rooms to visitors of the city. The hotel’s walls will be adorned with urban art, echoing the thriving street art visible throughout the local streets.

The neighborhood’s famous artisan chocolate remains a draw for visitors keen to experience Zagreb’s annual Coffee & Chocofest, which takes place in February, and is one of the capital’s main gourmet festivals. Zagreb’s famous Advent Market has been named Europe’s top Christmas market for two consecutive years and throughput the year the city plays host to a wide range of cultural and artistic events.

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb joins two Hilton properties in Croatia - DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb and Hilton Imperial Dubrovik.

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb will be located at Branimirova 29, 10000 Zagreb. For more information about Canopy by Hilton, please visit canopybyhilton.com or press.canopybyhilton.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter using the hashtag #PositivelyYours to explore fresh-forward thinking in travel, design, and wellness.

About Canopy by Hilton


Canopy by Hilton is a place in the neighborhood to relax and recharge, offering simple guest-directed service, thoughtful local choices and surprisingly comfortable spaces. Each hotel is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood and delivers a fresh approach to hospitality and the guest experience. Canopy by Hilton is the lifestyle hotel brand of Hilton. Experience a positive stay at Canopy by booking at www.canopybyhilton.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand at press.canopybyhilton.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. 
Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

Contact: Tilly Beaumont

tilly.beaumont@hilton.com / +44 (0) 20 7856 8005

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