NATIONAL REPORT—Recent hotel openings include a Canopy by Hilton in the New York metropolitan area, a Graduate Hotel inspired by the University of North Carolina basketball team and more.
Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District
Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District has opened as the brand’s first outpost in the New York City Metropolitan Area. The 211-room hotel, owned and developed by Panepinto Properties, The KABR Group, Three Wall Capital and Greentree Construction, will feature Canopy Central Art Studios, where local artists create new works while providing guests with a real-time opportunity to witness the creative process.
Limited edition silkscreen prints by Gary Lichtenstein inspired by the Dixon Mills Pencil Factory are displayed in all guestrooms, while original acrylic paintings by Candy Le Sueur and handmade cyanotype prints by Tatsuro Nishimura can be found in the corridors.
The 211 guestrooms, including 13 suites and 10 deluxe rooms, offer Canopy-exclusive Serta mattresses, Nespresso machines, smart sensor technology and Apivita bath amenities. Guest can adjust various settings with their personal smartphone device, including temperature control, lighting and the remote control of the room’s television.
Amenities include Canopy Centra Bar & Bistro, Canopy bikes, mobile check-in, 1,400 sq. ft. of meeting space, an outdoor terrace, a 24-hour fitness studio and a transfer lounge for guests arriving early or leaving late with luggage lockers and private changing cabins.
Graduate Chapel Hill
Graduate Chapel Hill, located near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and the Cameron-McCauley Historic District, has opened. The 69-key hotel is the 23rd property for Graduate Hotels.
Inspired by the nearby college campus, design elements include Carolina Blue ceilings and a hanging model airplane, in homage to North Carolina’s title as “First in Flight” in the lobby. The front desk is designed as the scoreboard from the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team’s victory against Georgetown in the 1982 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game. An atrium looks down upon a Carolina basketball court replica. Guestrooms include plaids and blue hues, along reclaimed basketball court flooring and basketball backboard headboards.
Other offerings include Graduate Hotels’ signature F&B concept, Trophy Room, which will open later this fall, and more than 2,400 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte
The Kessler Collection has opened its second property in North Carolina, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte. Located in the heart of uptown Charlotte, the 254-room hotel offers 32 suites, a Poseidon Spa, a Starbucks Coffee shop, an art collection curated by Richard C. Kessler, an executive lounge, an open-kitchen restaurant, a fast-casual eatery and a rooftop bar.
The hotel also offers more than 16,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting and event spaces. Inspired by the Paz Palace Mansion in Buenos Aires, the hotel’s ballroom is adorned with custom Bohemian Crystal chandeliers, silver leaf cove ceilings and elaborate paneling. Additionally, the property includes 4,400 sq. ft. of outdoor space, including the Queen Terrace and the Bohemian Garden.
The Lloyd hotel has opened in Stamford, CT, on the site of the former Hotel Zero Degrees Stamford. The new 94-room luxury boutique hotel was developed and is operated by RMS Companies.
The renovated and transformed property includes a lobby lounge that operates as a café by day and a bar by night. Amenities include complimentary high-speed WiFi, a 24-hour marketplace and morning coffee and tea service, while guestrooms offer Malin & Goetz toiletries, spa robes, and walk-in showers with frameless glass doors.
Kimpton Armory Hotel
The Kimpton Armory Hotel is expected to open on Aug. 18 in Montana’s Big Sky Country as the brand’s first property in the state of Montana. The 122-room landmark hotel includes three dining concepts and the Armory Music Hall concert venue.
Located in a landmark National Guard Armory building joined by a new tower in the heart of Bozeman’s downtown, the hotel’s design includes art-deco features of the historic 1941 building it is set in. Its 122 guestrooms, including 12 suites, offer Frette linens, Atelier Bloem luxury toiletries and custom art pieces. Other amenities include a rooftop pool, 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, complimentary yoga mats, bicycles, a fitness room and a hosted evening adult beverage.