Hilton has announced plans for the first property under its lifestyle Canopy brand in Turkey.

The 110-room hotel will form part of the Taksim 360 urban renewal development located next to the city’s Taksim Square, which will also include housing, offices and shopping zones.

Canopy by Hilton Istanbul Taksim is scheduled to open next year, and will feature three F&B outlets including a destination bar, as well as two meeting spaces and the brand’s signature Canopy Central, which will act as the hotel’s hub.

The new signing brings Hilton’s portfolio of trading or pipeline hotels in Turkey to 100 properties.

The Canopy by Hilton brand was launched in 2014, with the first mainland Europe hotel opening in Zagreb in November 2018.

There are currently around 35 Canopy hotels open worldwide, with another 26 properties under development.

Recent openings in Europe include the Canopy by Hilton London City, and the Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadéro – for a review of this property, see:

Hotel review: Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadéro

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

“We are thrilled to debut the Canopy by Hilton brand in Turkey, specifically in the heart of Taksim Square as this vibrant district is the ideal location with much to see and do for visitors.

“Each Canopy by Hilton is designed as a natural extension of its community, and we look forward to inviting guests to enjoy the hotel’s unique design and authentic food and beverage experiences as they relax and recharge following a day of exploring the local hotspots.”