Canopy by Hilton set to debut in Africa

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Hilton has signed a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand.

The 150-room Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the brand’s debut property in Africa.

Canopy by Hilton launched in 2014 to appeal to travellers seeking locally-inspired stays and wishing to immerse themselves in the culture and history of local neighbourhoods.

It currently operates in nine destinations around the world with more than 35 properties in the pipeline.

Located a stone’s throw from the city’s historical epicenter, the Company’s Garden, the hotel will bring to life the heritage of a 112-year-old site, Longkloof Studios.

The project forms part of a precinct redevelopment by Growthpoint, representing a R550m ($37m) investment in the city.

In keeping with its traditional place within the social fabric of the city, guests will be welcomed by friendly ‘enthusiasts’ selected for their expert local knowledge, and will be invited to partake in local food and drink tastings alongside the local community.