Hilton’s lifestyle Canopy brand has debuted in Chicago’s Loop district, as part of a development which also features a Garden Inn property.

The 215-room Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop and 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop are housed within a 117-year-old building at 226 West Jackson Boulevard, formerly the headquarters of the Chicago and North Western Railway.

The dual-branded complex features two on-site restaurants including Depot 226 ed by Executive Chef Tim Letsos, as well as a fitness centre, two meeting and events spaces and an outdoor terrace.

Interior design of the Canopy hotel “highlights the golden age of train travel”, and original architectural elements of the building have been retained including staircases and lobbies, combined with “a variety of mixed media works” including historical pieces and architectural fragments celebrating travel, cartography and the city’s history.

The Canopy by Hilton brand launched in 2014, with the first mainland Europe hotel opening in Zagreb in November 2018. There are currently around 30 Canopy hotels open worldwide, with over 30 additional properties under development.

In October the brand had its long-awaited UK debut with the opening of the 340-room Canopy by Hilton London City within the Minories development close to Aldgate Underground station.

Hilton opens first Canopy property in the UK

Business Traveller subscribers can also read our Tried and Tested review of the recently opened Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadéro.

Commenting on the news Phil Cordell, global brand head, Canopy by Hilton and category head, Hilton Lifestyle Brands, said:

“We are positively thrilled to bring Canopy by Hilton to Chicago’s Central Loop and extend our warm, comfortable spaces and thoughtfully local choices to both locals and visitors to this vibrant neighbourhood.

“The iconic and historic nature of this building paired with the hotel’s modern, yet locally inspired offerings across F&B, design and more are a true reflection of this unique part of Chicago as well as Canopy hospitality on the whole.”