CANNES, France and MCLEAN, VA – March 16, 2022 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has today confirmed a franchise agreement with SNC Société d´Exploitation Nouvelle du Soleil d´Or, a subsidiary of SDPNE, to open a new hotel under its growing lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton. Canopy by Hilton Cannes will include 143 guest rooms and be located in central Cannes, a short walk from the city’s beaches, Old Port and the world-famous Palais des Festivals. The hotel is expected to welcome its first guests in 2023, and marks Hilton’s first property in Cannes.
“Cannes is a world-class destination, hosting international events and leisure travellers from all over the globe,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton. “Having introduced Canopy by Hilton to Paris’ lively Trocadero neighbourhood last year, Cannes is a fitting home for our second Canopy hotel in France, and joins Hilton’s burgeoning European lifestyle portfolio. With more than 20 new Hilton hotels planned in France in the next few years, we’re excited to extend our hospitality across the country, including Canopy by Hilton’s highly anticipated arrival on the Cote d’Azur.”
A brand that has grown rapidly in recent years, opening hotels in Reyjkavik, Zagreb, Madrid, London and Paris, Canopy by Hilton hotels are inspired by the local neighbourhood, with elements of the design, food & beverage and service all reflecting the very best of the surrounding area. For example, Canopy by Hilton Cannes will boast a roof terrace with sweeping views of the ocean and the Old Port while being centrally located moments from Promenade de la Croisette.
“We are excited to bring Hilton’s first property to Cannes under the Canopy by Hilton brand,” said Nathalie Esnée, owner and CEO SNC Société d´Exploitation Nouvelle du Soleil d´Or. “We are confident that the hotel’s enviable location in the city, the Lifestyle positioning and stunning views over the coast will make for a huge hit with both leisure and business travellers. Following renovations, we look forward to welcoming guests to Canopy by Hilton Cannes next year.”
The hotel is comprised of a mixture of guest rooms and suites, with most featuring balconies and sea views of the French Riviera. Led by acclaimed designer Ramy Fischler, the hotel’s design aesthetic takes inspiration from the soft, glamour of Cannes, with organic tones used throughout to reference the tree-lined boulevards and enduring beauty of Provencal architecture.
From the hotel’s 400 square meter rooftop terrace, bar and restaurant, guests can enjoy a morning coffee watching over the city or a refreshing cocktail in the evening as the cobbled side streets light up from the glow of wine bars, seafood restaurants, bistros and jazz clubs. During the day, guests can move between the hotel’s combined indoor and outdoor pool, work out in the hotel’s fitness facilities, indulge with a treatment in the hotel’s spa or lounge in Canopy Central, an inviting space serving food and drink all day. With zones that seamlessly adapt to both work and play, Canopy Central is perfect as both a relaxation spot and a space to work through a few business emails. For more formal business needs, the hotel’s 380 square meters of conference and events space are available, with rooms offering an incredible sea-view backdrop to professional meetings and conferences.
Canopy by Hilton Cannes will offer some of the area’s most desirable hotel amenities, and its central location means guests can also explore Cannes on foot or take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary Canopy bicycles. The hotel is flanked on one side by Cannes’ Old Port, the home of superyachts and world-class restaurants, while on the other by some of Cannes’ finest beaches, such as the 700m long Plage du Midi. Just across the marina, the home of international events such as Cannes Film Festival, MIPIM and more, Palais des Festivals is a 5-minute walk, or three-minute cycle away. “Canopy Enthusiasts” (hotel team members) are also available to connect guests to the best of the neighborhood from city tours to suggesting a hidden gem to visit. Each Canopy by Hilton offers conscious touches for the environment and pets, including filtered water stations, recycled keys and its Paws in the Neighborhood pet program.
In recent years, Hilton has continued to develop its French portfolio, introducing new brands such as Canopy by Hilton and Tapestry Collection by Hilton while also opening in new locations including Tours and Le Havre. Hilton currently has more than 20 hotels under development in France, including Canopy by Hilton Cannes and Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower, a figure that will see its portfolio more than double in the coming years.
Canopy by Hilton Cannes will be located at 2 Bd Jean Hibert, 06400 Cannes, France. The new hotel will join 20 hotels trading under Hilton brands in France, including the recently opened Hotel Camille Paris Gare de Lyon, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero, Doubletree by Hilton Lyon Eurexpo and Hilton Garden Inn Le Havre Centre.