Canopy by Hilton comes to Jersey City [Construction Report]

by | 19 Aug 2020 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District is located at 159 Morgan Street (Photo: © 2020 Hilton)

Hilton Worldwide’s lifestyle brand Canopy by Hilton has just launched an appropriately art-forward hotel in Jersey City’s Arts District.

The new Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District is both a chic hotel and a welcoming space where artists and art lovers can come together. We learn more about this unique property.

Exploring Jersey City like a local

Set in the bustling heart of Jersey City’s Arts District, the new 211-room Canopy by Hilton scheme offers guests easy access to countless bars, restaurants and inspiring art galleries on its doorstep. The property’s owners and developers, Panepinto Properties, The KABR Group, Three Wall Capital and Greentree Construction, want it to act as a gateway for guests who wish to experience Jersey City like a local, all while being close to New York City.

“We look forward to introducing the Canopy by Hilton lifestyle to the Tri-State and immersing locals and guests in the culture of this burgeoning neighbourhood of the Arts District,” said Ravi Dave, principal at Three Wall Capital. “We’re proud to finally deliver a hospitality product that speaks to the neighbourhood’s urban sophistication and cultural diversity.”

Art is everywhere at Hilton’s new hotel

Stefania Panepinto, the hotel’s art curator, has dotted the entire property with pieces of local art. This starts with colourful murals by Ricardo Roig and Jenna Morello who pay homage to the city’s industrial past, and continues with a rotating art collection that will feature different artists and their work throughout the hotel.

In addition, limited-edition silkscreen prints by Gary Lichtenstein adorn the guest rooms, while original acrylic paintings by Candy Le Sueur and hand-made cyanotype prints by Tatsuro Nishimura decorate the hallways.

But that’s not all. Three areas in the hotel offer creators space to work on new pieces as guests watch the creative process unfold in real time. This part of the hotel is known as the Canopy Central Art Studios and encompasses a painting studio, a photography and print studio and a sculpture studio.

“As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation, Jersey City has an exciting and vibrant art scene that grows stronger and larger each year. We wanted to make sure our guests were able to see and feel the energy of the neighbourhood through our eclectic arts programme,” said Panepinto.

“We are extremely proud of the art on display at the hotel. Not only are the pieces created by locals but they each tell the story of Jersey City in their own unique manner.”

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Modern rooms and top-notch amenities

Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District features 211 rooms, complete with all the amenities modern travellers need. The inclusion of open spaces creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere where guests can kick back and relax, and state-of-the-art in-room technology allows them to control temperature, lighting, TVs and more direct from their smartphones.

Meanwhile, the Canopy Central Bar & Bistro caters to visitors’ culinary needs with an innovative breakfast offering and tasty lunch and dinner options. And in the evening, a fun cocktail programme designed by Proprietors LLC brings the place to life in a whole new way, while guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary tasting of hand-crafted spirits.

Last but not least, the property features exercise facilities, Canopy bikes, and versatile meeting and event spaces kitted out with cutting-edge equipment.

“With five generations of our family living and working in Jersey City, it is exciting to be a part of the tremendous growth of Downtown Jersey City, particularly the addition of such a high-quality asset as the Canopy by Hilton,” said Joseph A Panepinto Jr, principal at Panepinto Properties.

The guest rooms and public spaces were designed by Wilson Associates’ New York studio.



For those seeking an energising experience, Canopy by Hilton is the hotel brand that creates a positive stay with its simple, guest-directed service and thoughtful, local choices.