Old Town’s first new hotel in over a decade has finally opened its doors.
Opened Oct. 1, Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town is a 177-room, seven-story, more than 200,000-square-foot, full-service hotel located on the northeast corner of First Street and Marshall Way.
“It’s amazing to see our vision for the hotel come to life as the entire team has put their best effort into embracing the historic arts community while delivering a new destination that will become a gathering place for locals and guests alike,” said Devin Mahoney, hotel general manager.
Described as “ushering in a vibrant Southwest energy infused with Mid-Century Modern sophistication to the neighborhood,” Canopy boasts approximately 2,000 square-feet of meeting space, an expansive rooftop bar and lounge and a new signature restaurant, Cobre Kitchen + Cocktails.
“With curated, local experiences being at the core of everything we offer, we’re looking forward to the hotel becoming a gathering place for both locals and guests to pop-in before a meeting for a coffee and gourmet breakfast bites from the grab-n-go counter, take out a Canopy bike to explore the surrounding shops and art galleries, and enjoy an innovative cocktail from the rooftop bar with friends overlooking the city from seven-stories high,” Mahoney said.
Designed by Dallas-based Studio 11 Design, Canopy is inspired by Arizona and the Southwest in nearly every aspect of the hotel, from its design — the hotel features artwork by local artists and a rich color palette inspired by the state — to its food and beverage offerings.
Cobre Kitchen + Cocktails is an American brasserie under the direction of Valley chef Patrick Gaudet, who most recently served as chef de cuisine at Boulders Resort and Spa and also worked at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel, the Wigwam and the Phoenician.
Notable menu items include chicken chilaquiles ($14) with chile-braised chicken, Hass avocado, lime crema and over-easy eggs; chilled shrimp and house guacamole ($15) with shrimp marinated in tomato and lime with guacamole that features pepitas and pomegranate; and Elote Kernels ($7) with cilantro lime aioli.
During the hotel’s initial opening phase, Cobre will have a limited, scaled-back menu for all meal periods.
The restaurant will also implement distanced seating and Hilton’s CleanStay procedures.
“Within the hotel, we’ve honed in on the spirit of the Southwest in every aspect of its architecture, design, art and culture and have created a truly local experience that captures the essence of our neighborhood whether you’re looking to work, play or rest in Old Town Scottsdale,” Mahoney said.
Outside, the Outrider Rooftop Lounge located on the hotel’s seventh floor offers Old Town’s newest rooftop pool where guests can view 180-degree panoramas of the city as well as enjoy private cabanas, a fire pit, and posh plates and locally inspired cocktails.
The pool and cabanas are open for hotel guests and those who purchase a resort pass.
The last hotel to open in Old Town was the W Hotel in 2008; Triyar Hospitality LLC broke ground for it in 2005.
Construction on Canopy Scottsdale began in February 2019.
“Canopy by Hilton is a very significant project on the east side of Scottsdale Road,” said Chuck Carefoot, senior vice president of construction with Ryan Companies US, Inc, the hotel’s general contractor.
“Canopy is really the kickoff of what we hope is the revitalization of the arts district in Old Town Scottsdale. Canopy is also in an opportunity zone, so hopefully it will be a catalyst for future projects,” Carefoot continued.
Experience Scottsdale echoes Carefoot’s excitement.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, this continues to be a difficult time for our industry and the thousands of people who depend upon visitors for their livelihoods,” said Stephanie Pressler, Experience Scottsdale Director of Community Affairs. “But Experience Scottsdale remains excited to welcome the new hotel into the fold.”
According to Pressler, when the Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town broke ground last year, Scottsdale had experienced several years of increasing visitation and hotel occupancy.
“This year was meant to be another record-breaking year for the local tourism industry, and we wish the Canopy could open to the fanfare it deserves as the first new build in Old Town Scottsdale in over a decade,” Pressler said.
But, she continued, Experience Scottsdale looks forward to promoting the new hotel to residents for staycations this fall and winter, as well as to out-of-state visitors when travel becomes more accessible.
“And to meeting planners who are already planning conferences and conventions for the years ahead,” Pressler added.
Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town is located at 7142 E. 1st Street.
Bookings for overnight stays, as well as a special Summer Stretch package, are now open.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the expansion of the city’s historic arts district and offer a new hotel experience that gives locals and travelers a new destination to work, rest and play within Scottsdale,” said Mahoney.
“There’s really no other new hotel like it in the area.”