Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand, announced today the opening of Canopy by Hilton Ithaca Downtown. Owned and operated by Baywood Hotels, the seven-story, 131-room upper upscale property is located steps from Ithaca Commons and within minutes from Ivy League Cornell University and prestigious private school Ithaca College.
“We are pleased to open our 11th Canopy by Hilton property, in New York’s picturesque town of Ithaca,” said Gary Steffen, global head of Canopy by Hilton. “The hotel is set to become a local staple for Ithaca residents and the perfect venue for travelers who want to explore the eclectic college town and its natural wonders.”
Canopy by Hilton Ithaca Downtown’s design is inspired by the region’s lakes, waterfalls and forests, in addition to the local esteemed academic institutions. The hotel’s lobby, “Canopy Central,” offers exposed wooden beams and a central fireplace and the guestroom color schemes provide subtle nods to Cornell University and Ithaca College.
The property features contemporary touches, including floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city and industrial-style lighting fixtures, as well as modern residential design and state-of-the-art technology in the guestrooms. Carefully curated artwork from Ithaca’s historical society is also featured throughout the hotel.
The ground-floor Strand Café, which is named for the famed Strand Theatre that stood on the site of hotel from 1916 to 1979, specializes in “New American Cuisine.” The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves items such as autumn harvest farms roasted chicken, house-made gnocchi and a curated collection of craft cocktails.
Signatures of the Canopy by Hilton brand, the property provides guests with a welcome gift – a sample of local maple candies – upon check-in and hosts a complimentary evening tasting each night that showcases local drinks and bites.
Canopy by Hilton Ithaca Downtown provides an array of amenities to suit guests who are looking to work, exercise and relax. Several include:
- More than 900 square feet of meeting space that can host small meetings and intimate social events
- A 24-hour fitness center with TechnoGym® equipment and free weights
- Canopy’s signature Transfer Lounge with lockers and private showers for guests who arrive early or need to store luggage after checking out
Canopy by Hilton Ithaca Downtown is located at 324 East State St., within walking distance of many local destinations and a short drive from Ithaca Tompkins County Regional Airport. Nearby Ithaca Commons is a four-block pedestrian mall with more than 100 locally owned shops, restaurants, bars and galleries. Another walkable local attraction, Cascadilla Gorge (the reason for the “Ithaca is Gorges” city slogan) offers a trail to Cornell University, the historic Fall Creek neighborhoods, Ithaca Falls, the farmers market and Cayuga Lake.