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March 20, 2018

Supplier News: Canopy Into DC, Updates in Park City

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Hilton’s Canopy Brand Moves Into Washington, DC

Hilton’s boutique Canopy brand has opened a new hotel in Washington, DC, marking the brand’s second North American property: the Canopy by Hilton Washington D.C., Bethesda North

Situated within the mixed-use community of Pike & Rose, the 177-room property is close to the Metro and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). It has 7,700 square feet of event space plus 1,100 square feet of pre-function space on the third floor, both overlooking the neighborhood. The hotel is capable of accommodating both smaller and larger groups with private and semi-private spaces – including Pike’s Perspective Outdoor Terrace. The fully equipped event space has the option for complete privacy for hosting lunches, extended work sessions, cocktail parties and smaller functions all with the ability to take in the fresh air flowing from the optional opened floor-to-ceiling glass doors accessing the Terrace.

The property is inspired by its surrounding neighborhood, with accommodations including 12 suites and 34 queen-queen rooms complete with nine-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows. The interior design of Canopy by Hilton Washington D.C., Bethesda North was led by Mark Zeff, the firm that also collaborated with Hilton’s team to create Canopy’s interior design ethos at the inception of the brand. This will be one of the first Mark Zeff-designed locations to open. Guests can also expect to see design staples of the Canopy by Hilton brand including residential feeling guestrooms with a locally interpreted Canopy above the bed as well as “un-closeted” open closets to organize guests in an easy and functional way. Amenities include natural APIVITA toiletries, JBL Horizon Bluetooth alarm clock, 55-inch TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and customized minibar offerings.

At the hotel guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast with fresh local ingredients, evening local wine and craft beer tastings, and welcome treats including local Honey Sticks from Maryland’s own Banner Bees upon arrival. The property will be home to The Canopy Central Café and Bar, which will serve everything from artisanal breakfasts in the morning to small plates for dinner, all influenced by regional flavors. In the evenings, guests can unwind with the latest local beers from innovative breweries including 7 Locks Brewing in Rockville, Jailbreak Brewing in Laurel and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus. Produce will be sourced from Maryland farms located within 50 miles of the hotel. Adjacent to Canopy Central Bar and Café, travelers can enjoy refreshments on an outdoor rooftop terrace, Pike’s Perspective Terrace, which will offer energizing craft drinks all day with ingredients such as ginger and carrots along with a pour of Washington D.C.’s Rock Creek Bourbon crafted at One Eight Distilling – the first distiller in D.C. to create Bourbon since pre-prohibition.

The all-inclusive Pike & Rose neighborhood has an array of dining options with 50 restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The pedestrian-friendly area is rapidly becoming a popular urban entertainment destination where visitors can attend a concert or comedy show at AMP by Strathmore, see a film at iPic, an upscale movie theater which features table service and plush seats, or enjoy gourmet fare while bowling at Pinstripes. In the heart of the neighborhood at 940 Rose Avenue, the hotel is accessible by pedestrian and bike-friendly walkways and will serve as a community gathering place for socialization and events.

New Outdoor Deck and More at Westgate Park City

Westgate Park City Resort & Spa recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation project to better serve and facilitate group meetings and events. The project included a brand new outdoor event deck, upgraded meeting space, coffee bar, banquet kitchen and executive boardroom.

westgate park cityWith high-end finishes inspired by the resort’s picturesque mountain backdrop, the executive boardroom can accommodate up to 20 people. Designed with the functional needs of executives and VIPs in mind, its highlights include stone accent walls, wood ceilings and the latest cutting-edge technology. These upgrades join the existing 6,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, also designed to create a mountainside ambiance.   

The new event deck can accommodate up to 250 people and offers an ideal outdoor space amid a mountainous setting for hosting meetings, cocktail functions and wedding ceremonies. During the summer months, dining with food fresh off the grill will also be available for groups and special events.

The new modern banquet kitchen allows the resort to quickly and efficiently serve groups of more than 200 people from an award-winning menu of mouthwatering culinary offerings. Guests can expect the same high-quality food that has won Westgate Park City Resort & Spa numerous accolades such as the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award for Edge Steakhouse and Best of State Award, Utah 2017 for Best Gourmet Burger.

With the new upgrades and first-class facilities that already exist, Westgate Park City Resort & Spa now offers more than 8,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For more information, visit www.WestgateParkCity.com.

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