- Caroline Hogan, PaperCity Magazine

Hilton just unveiled plans for its new chic, lifestyle hotel brand, Canopy by Hilton  — and it’s all starting in Texas. Set to open its inaugural space in Uptown Dallas, Canopy brings a luxurious millennial feel – and did we mention a new rooftop bar? – to the West Village scene.

This first ever Canopy will start welcoming guests early next month, and the rooftop bar is already open for business.

“The Dallas Uptown district is the perfect dynamic neighborhood to introduce our first Canopy by Hilton property to Texas,” says Gary Steffen, the global head of Canopy by Hilton. “We look forward to fully immersing our brand into the city and neighborhood to extend a thoughtful, fresh experience to our guests, locals and neighbors.”

What makes this any more special than the regular Hilton hotels, you ask? For starters, its “Just Right” rooms are a mixture of warm, comforting tones and modern, handmade furnishings. Unique features include cooling mattresses, sliding barn doors, Nespresso machines, and Canopy’s innovative “uncloseted closets,” which make unpacking and repacking less of a chore.

Though the McKinney Avenue area does have more than 100 shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots, take a quick jaunt upstairs to Upside, Canopy’s rooftop lounge that gazes over downtown Dallas. Open from 4pm to midnight daily, Upside will offer a vast mixology program, including a selection of craft and local beers, high-end wines, and creative cocktails.

Grab a small bite or shareable plate – gulf crab and avocado lettuce wraps, yes please!

In the morning, head down to Canopy Central, the hotel’s lobby café serving artisanal, locally sourced food with a fast, casual element. On the go and can’t stay for coffee? The hotel will deliver “Break Fast” bags to your room filled with fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, and pastries.

If not for a good night’s sleep or a good night of eats, come and stay for the dogs. Canopy is latest property to join the Paws in the Neighborhood initiative, making the hotel dog friendly. So friendly, in fact, that at check-in, your furry friend will receive a goodie bag with a new collar, dog toy and more.

And, don’t worry, he has his own “Just Right” bed in the room, too.

Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown, 2950 Cityplace West Blvd, Dallas. 214-522-2929