Canopy by Hilton’s Rooftop Terrace at Pike & Rose — the place to be this summer

From Bethesda Beat

The area atop the Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda features an all-day menu, three communal tables and a variety of outdoor games. Now instead of hockey, patrons can play giant Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole. Customers can grab craft beers from local breweries, including Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.

The Happy Hour menu from 4-7 p.m. offers items such as Korean pork sliders, rockfish street tacos and deep-fried artichoke hearts, all for between $6 and $8.50. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for $5 to $10.

The hotel opened a skating rinkabout four months ago on its rooftop, and will keep up with the changing seasons with the updated terrace area.

Now You Can Ice Skate at Pike & Rose

A new ice-skating rink is now open on the roof terrace at the Canopy by Hilton at Pike & Rose. Two hours of skating time and skate rental cost $14 for children and $17 for adults and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The rink will support Mel’s Rink Foundation, which provides mentally and physically challenged children and adults with athletic training, development and play space.

The rink is next to the Canopy Central Restaurant & Bar which serves a skating menu that includes toasted peanut butter and banana sandwiches, mini hot dogs, spiked hot chocolate with artisanal marshmallows, Irish coffee and craft beer from Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing, Laurel’s Jailbreak Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mel’s Rink back to Montgomery County, to our hotel and the Pike & Rose neighborhood,” said Alexandra Byrne, chief enthusiast of the Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North. “Transforming our roof and opening the skating rink for the winter allows us to continue to build our relationship with the community, offering activities for kids and parents alike.”

We were honored to be part of the opening celebration of Canopy by Hilton

What a spectacular celebration of the opening of Canopy by Hilton! We were honored to join the CEO of Hilton and CEO of Federal Realty as well as some of the hundreds of others who helped create this wonderful hip, exciting new hotel at Pike and Rose.  Enjoy these pictures of the fun-filled event.

Resident Ambassadors Enjoyed Special Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton, the gorgeous hotel coming to Pike and Rose, opens the end of February.  Resident Ambassadors, those people who serve as a conduit of information between their multi-family building or single-family community and Friends of White Flint, enjoyed a special behind-the-scenes tour of this special place.

Canopy by Hilton — luxury without the attitude — coming to Pike & Rose

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC I Bethesda North is coming to Pike and Rose in late 2017/early 2018, and it’s going to be gorgeous and oh so hip.  With 177 “just right” rooms including 12 suites, a 3,100 square foot ballroom named “The Outlook” as it peers over the neighborhood with floor to ceiling windows, a 3,200 square foot outdoor multifunctional terrace space named “Pike’s Perspective” situated with large glass garage doors to the fresh air as an extension of the huge indoor lobby area they call “Canopy Central”, Canopy is going to be one of the centerpieces of the Pike District.

Friends of White Flint got a behind-the scenes tour, and we’re excited to report this hotel is going to create an atmosphere as Tom Allen, Lead Sales Enthusiast told us, of “luxury without the attitude” The team of enthusiasts will offer each guest with a local centric welcome gift, basic Wi-Fi, an artisanal breakfast made from fresh, local ingredients and evening “Food & Drink” tastings—all on the house. Rather than clutter up the lobby with a traditional check-in desk, Canopy uses a communal welcome table with tablets or the option for guests to check in on their mobile phone.  There is plenty of room on the main level, “Canopy Central”, to work or relax with friends either in the social areas or their “retreat” which is separated with glass and without music. They will also provide a transfer space so early and late arriving guests have a comfortable place in which to shower and relax as well as a retail wall displaying selected books, local products, fun Canopy-branded items and discreetly displayed sundries.

In each “just right” room, there are easy to access outlets and USB ports, a glass bottle to fill with fresh filtered water from a hallway station, a fridge, a Nespresso coffee machine, comfy orange socks to keep your feet warm on the polished concrete floors, soft grey robes, Greek high-end plant based toiletries made from beehive products and organic essential oils, good lighting, and a chaise with a laptop desk. The bathroom even has built in shelves so guests have a place to stash their toiletries besides the sink counter. Instead of an old-fashioned closet, the “un-closeted room” has an open rack-and-shelving unit with hangers.

Enjoy these photos from our behind-the-scenes tour.



Topping off Canopy by Hilton

This week, PM Hotel Group, a national hotel management company, and The Buccini/Pollin Group, a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company hosted a celebratory topping off ceremony for the nation’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel, the 177-room Canopy by Hilton at Pike and Rose. The hotel should be completed early next year.

The 177-room hotel will include 23 suites and two Presidential suites. The hotel also will provide 4,350 square feet of meeting space, 3,000 square feet of outdoor courtyards, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Featuring a bistro that highlights D.C. favorites like soft shell crabs and half-smokes from Ben’s Chili Bowl, the bar will serve local brewery beers, including Baying Hound Aleworks and Denizens Brewing Company. There are even Canopy Bikes that guests can use.

County Executive Ike Leggett said, “In addition to the construction jobs created, the hotel will add more than 100 permanent jobs upon opening. This is one of the most dynamic areas in the county, and we expect great things from this new development.”

930Rose, the condos at Pike and Rose, will be located directly above the Canopy by Hilton hotel.


New Hotel Coming to Pike and Rose

Updated 10/22/14: The nine floors of hotel rooms will be topped with 100 condominium units. This is the first announcement of condominiums we’ve heard for White Flint. Click here and learn more about the top ten floors of Canopy, expected in 2016.



An exciting announcement today from Federal Realty’s Pike & Rose and Hilton’s new Canopy Brand.  Here’s the press release:


 Just-Announced Canopy Lifestyle Brand To Launch 177-Room Hotel At Federal Realty’s Newest Mixed Use Property

ROCKVILLE, MD (10/8/14) Federal Realty Investment Trust announces that Canopy, the new lifestyle hotel brand by Hilton Worldwide, will launch at Federal Realty’s urban mixed-use development, Pike & Rose, in Rockville, Maryland.

Pike & Rose is one of eleven locations chosen to launch the new Canopy brand – including London, Miami, San Diego and New York – and will be one of the first ground-up developed Canopy hotels to open in the United States. Set to open in 2016, the 177-room hotel will be built by a partnership between Federal Realty and The Buccini/Pollin Group.


Located in the heart of affluent Montgomery County, Pike & Rose will deliver a new downtown to one of the area’s most successful retail corridors. Just steps from the White Flint Metro, Pike & Rose is pedestrian friendly, architecturally unique, rich in culture, entertainment and cuisine, and programmed with events, parks and plazas that will engage consumers and travelers alike.

Chris Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide’s President & CEO commented, “For our business and leisure travelers, a sense of place matters. Federal has a proven track record of delivering vibrant, urban mixed-use neighborhoods that our hotel guests value, where they will be just steps away from chef-driven restaurants, new and engaging music venues, health clubs, theaters and other attractive amenities.”


Don Wood, Federal Realty’s President & CEO, added, “We are very excited to partner with Hilton and BPG in the development of what will be an iconic brand within the lifestyle hotel segment,” says Wood. “We share Hilton’s vision of meeting the evolving consumer demand for socially interconnected places that are authentic and culturally engaging. Our mixed-use projects such as Santana Row, Bethesda Row, Assembly Row and soon Pike & Rose create new downtown districts within their respective communities where people desire to live, work, dine, shop or stay overnight.”

Hilton’s Canopy brand is aimed at providing a uniquely independent, local and guest centered experience that will appeal to today’s traveler. Plans for the hotel include a main floor specifically designed to maximize opportunities for social gathering and vibrant interaction. In lieu of a standard lobby, the floor will showcase changing daytime and nighttime dining options, ranging from a morning café to an evening bar, to a lunchtime bistro to everything in between. Canopy’s flexible ground floor space will appeal not only to guests at the hotel, but also to shoppers strolling the sidewalks of Pike & Rose. Likewise, overnight guests will infuse another level of business and life to the streets as they experience the amenity rich environment just steps from their rooms.

Dave Pollin, Co-Founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group said, “The delivery of the Washington DC region’s first Canopy Hotel within Federal’s exciting Pike & Rose mixed-use community will serve an unmet demand not only in the White Flint District, but within greater Washington DC.  This accessible lifestyle brand perfectly addresses the needs of today’s evolving, more sophisticated traveler.  Locating the project within a great neighborhood like Pike & Rose allows us to provide an authentically Washington and regional experience and will be a game changer.”

About Pike & Rose

Located at the key intersection of Rockville Pike and Montrose Parkway in the heart of the White Flint District in Montgomery County, Md., Pike & Rose is a pedestrian-oriented, urban-minded, mixed-use neighborhood. A key component in the area’s revitalization efforts, Pike & Rose will ultimately encompass 450,000 square feet of retail, 1.1 million square feet of office space, 1,500 residential units and a 300-room boutique hotel at full build out, all a block from the White Flint Metro Station.

Pike & Rose will incorporate the best of what Federal Realty has created at its other mixed-use properties across the country. Like Santana Row in San Jose, CA., and Bethesda Row in Bethesda, MD, Pike & Rose will feature street level retail with apartments, offices and hotel space above – all located amidst a carefully orchestrated environment of open plaza parks, creative common areas, events, street festivals, a farmers market, music and more. Shoppers, guests and patrons alike will walk, shop, eat, live and work in an immersive experience designed for them. From one of the first rooftop garden plots for rent in the county to a new path of streets lined with a mix of the area’s most vibrant shops, eateries and entertainment, Pike & Rose will be the area’s must-experience destination.

 About Federal Realty Investment Trust

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty’s portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 20 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 95.3% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of June 30, 2014, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 3.2% of annualized base rent. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 47 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.