Opening this month, Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown highlights local artwork and design
STORY: Claire Ruhlin
Situated steps away from attractions such as the High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theatre, Midtown’s new, 15-story Canopy by Hilton Hotel borrows inspiration from the neighborhood’s vibrant arts scene and culinary landscape.
“The Canopy Culture is defined by who we are and how we interact with each other, our guests, our partners and our neighborhood,” says Vincent Bucci, chief enthusiast at Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown. Partially owned and operated by Concord Hospitality, developed by Greystar and Whitman Peterson and designed by R2L:Architects, the hotel operates with the slogan “Positively Yours.”
“Thoughtful local choices and surprising extras have been part of the brand DNA since its inception,” Bucci says. “Each property is a natural extension of its neighborhood as seen through local design, food and drink, and culture.”
Encompassing 176 rooms and four large Canopy suites with large windows offering city views, the hotel also offers a Canopy Retreat work or lounge area, more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor terrace and fireplace, a fitness room, a market and a curated cafe. One corner of the building is made entirely of glass, providing sweeping views of the downtown skyline.
The hotel also planted greenery along West Peachtree and worked with MARTA to relocate a subway stair enclosure that was previously obstructing pedestrian use of the sidewalk. It’s an approach that Bucci describes as modern yet functional. “That is one of our main goals at Canopy—making the hotel flow seamlessly into the surrounding environment.”
Decorated by design firm Krause Sawyer, the building also showcases work by Atlanta artists Kevin Chambers, Ryan Coleman and Emily Mann throughout—including a paint-lid wall, a custom mural in the lobby and stacked canvases. “Each of these artists has his or her own unique history in Atlanta, and therefore a unique take on what’s local,” Bucci says. “Regardless of who’s viewing it, it creates an attachment to the community.”