Canopy by Hilton says it mixes culture, convenience as it opens in Jersey City Arts District

A Canopy by Hilton hotel has opened in Jersey City’s Arts District, the developers announced recently.

The hotel, part of Hilton’s lifestyle brand, is the chain’s first site in the New York metropolitan area, and offers the Arts District its first elevated hospitality offering, according to in a news release.

The ribbon-cutting included, from left, Adam Altman, KABR; Vince Wilt Sr., Greentree; Joseph A. Panepinto Jr., Panepinto; Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop; Joseph A. Panepinto Sr., Panepinto; and Kenneth Pasternak, KABR.

The hotel, which includes 211 rooms at 159 Morgan St., was developed by a combination of Jersey City-based Panepinto Properties, the Ridgefield Park-based KABR Group, New York’s Three Wall Capital and Hightstown-based Greentree Consulting. The hotel includes 13 suites and 10 deluxe rooms among its offerings.

“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,” Joseph A. Panepinto Jr., principal at Panepinto Properties, said in a prepared statement.

Other features of the hotel include Canopy Central Bar & Bistro, a food and drink location for guests offering breakfast, a daily menu and bar. It also offers 1,400 square feet of meeting space, a fitness studio, transfer lounge and more.

The hotel also will showcase the work of local artists selected by its art curator, Stefania Panepinto of Panepinto Galleries.

“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,” she said in a statement. “We wanted to make sure our guests were able to see and feel the energy of the neighborhood through our eclectic arts program.”