Hilton’s New Lifestyle Brand to Open in Premier Washington D.C. Suburb
WASHINGTON, D.C. and MCLEAN, Va. – May 5, 2016 – Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) new hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle hotel category, and a joint venture between The Buccini/Pollin Group and Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT), is proud to announce that the Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North has broken ground. Slated to open in the fall of 2017, the property will provide a comfortable stay for guests in search of thoughtfully local experiences in the energetic D.C. suburb of Bethesda North.
The 177-room hotel, which includes 23 suites and two spectacular, three-bay Presidential suites, is located at 11580 Old Georgetown Road, at the center of Pike & Rose, a new mixed-use development featuring a sophisticated blend of restaurants, retailers, and live performance venues. The pedestrian-friendly area is rapidly becoming a popular urban entertainment destination. 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.
“Bethesda is an ideal neighborhood for our Canopy by Hilton brand,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “The community is both a business hub and recreational destination with attractive shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. We’re confident that our hotel will reflect the best of the neighborhood through locally inspired design, and food and drink. Canopy by Hilton Bethesda North will add to the vibrant local scene.”
As with all Canopy by Hilton hotels, Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North is inspired and influenced by its local surroundings. The property will be home to a bistro highlighting D.C. favorites like soft shell crabs and half-smokes from iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl. Produce will be sourced from Maryland farms located within 50 miles of the hotel. At the bar, travelers can sip on local beers from innovative breweries including Baying Hound Aleworks in Rockville, Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring and Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, as well as DC Brau Brewing Company. Guests will be greeted with gluten-free Meringue Rose Cookies from Bethesda’s own Red Bandana Bakery. Also, Wi-Fi and a local artisanal breakfast will be included in the room rate.
With 4,350 square feet of meeting space and a 3,100 square foot ballroom, Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North is an attractive destination for meetings and groups. The flexibility and versatility of the meeting and event space will allow it to be one of the D.C. area’s most innovative venues, a distinctive departure from traditional hotel ballroom spaces.
“With all of the vibrant development in Bethesda North, we’re excited about this partnership with Hilton Worldwide,” said Dave Pollin, co-founder and president of the The Buccini/Pollin Group. “Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North joins nearly one million square feet of top tier office space, expertly curated retail, and 1,600 luxury residences supporting the neighborhood’s continued growth as one of D.C.’s most appealing destinations.”
The White Flint station on the Metro’s Red Line, just one block from the hotel, allows for easy access to downtown Bethesda, Rockville, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Both Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are within 25 miles of the hotel and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 36 miles away.
Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through www.canopybyhilton.com will have access to benefits including: Digital Key, digital check-in and free Wi-Fi.
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About The Buccini/Pollin Group
The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (Buccini/Pollin) is a privately held, integrated real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Washington DC, Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired hotel, office, residential, retail, and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. On behalf of its principals, investors and financial partners, Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed real estate assets having a value in excess of $4.0 billion, including over 30 hotels, 6 million square feet of office and retail space, 10 major residential communities, and multiple entertainment venues, including PPL Park, home of the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team. The principals of Buccini/Pollin, along with PM Hotel Group (hotel operating company), BPG Real Estate Services, LLC (office property management and leasing), ResideBPG (residential property management and leasing), and BPGS Construction, LLC (construction management), oversee all aspects of project acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing, operations, and disposition for its portfolio properties. For more information, please visit www.bpgroup.net.
About Canopy by Hilton
Canopy by Hilton is the energizing, new hotel in the neighborhood offering simple guest-directed service, thoughtful local choices, and surprisingly comfortable spaces, so guests simply feel better going forward. Each property is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood, with local design, food and drink, and delivers a fresh approach to hospitality and the guest experience. Canopy by Hilton is the lifestyle hotel brand of Hilton Worldwide. Learn more at www.canopybyhilton.com or http://press.canopbyhilton.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.