Canopy by Hilton Tempe

  • Location:

    Tempe, AZ

  • Client:

    Driftwood Acquisitions and Development

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Features & Highlights

  • 14-story, 200-room, 136,000-square-feet boutique hotel with unique local design
  • Built on tight urban site near fully occupied campus, on short schedule
  • Further developed key relationships with city, developers and local businesses
Project Overview

The 14-story Canopy by Hilton Tempe includes 200 guest rooms totaling 136,000 square feet. The hotel opened in 2020 and features various amenities, including a lobby-level café, gym, over 3,000 square feet of meeting space, and a rooftop pool with a terrace bar, cabanas and a fire pit. As the Canopy by Hilton lifestyle hotel brand’s first location in the Southwest, the hotel has a distinct focus on Tempe’s local design, food and drink, and culture.

The Canopy by Hilton Tempe is part of Sundt’s transformation of an entire city block north of Arizona State University, one of the nation’s largest university campuses. What began as a parking lot is now the site of the hotel and another Sundt project, the recently completed 407-unit Union Tempe. Together, these projects have kick-started development in downtown Tempe east of Mill Avenue and are already adding immense value for the university and the community.

Sundt has been a trusted partner, steward and neighbor throughout the design and construction of this project. We’re proud to play a key part in the rollout of the Canopy by Hilton brand, serving as builder for both Tempe and San Antonio locations. Also, our relationships with the City of Tempe and developers have been instrumental in the Tempe project’s success, with a network of shared knowledge and resources. Sundt has assisted the city in its larger urban development vision, while also supporting local businesses, hosting weekly team lunches at establishments affected by construction.

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“The Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown, University Area will be a perfect complement in completing our mixed-use vision for Union Tempe. This is exactly the concept we imagined, and we’re excited to bring this innovative hotel with its unique design to Downtown Tempe.”

Brett Hopper, Sr. Director Real Estate Development, Opus Development Company


Awards & Accolades

2021 Real Estate Development (RED) Award
Hospitality project of the year