The Waldorf Astoria brand expands its presence in Dubai with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Center, offering guests a unique experience from the moment you reach the 18th floor, in addition to dining and leisure facilities in the UAE
The Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) opened its doors to join the two hotels located in the UAE, reinforcing the brand’s name as a title of luxury across the region. The hotel is an important addition to the Dubai International Financial Center area, as it brings a piece of the French Riviera with its elegant rooftop terrace and pool, while forming a piece of New York City with the famous “Ball & Bear” restaurant, in addition to its classic designs that evoke the elegance of the sixties. The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Waldorf Astoria occupies floors 18 to 55 in Burj Daman, a complex that includes residential towers and work desks.
Guests will have a unique reception and check-in experience on the 18th floor, where there are also dining and recreation facilities forming the central point of the hotel. All 275 rooms, including 46 suites and 28 residential suites, reveal breathtaking open views of Downtown Dubai skyline, which can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows in each room. Guests can reach the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain within minutes during their stay at the hotel, which is located in one of the most vibrant areas in Dubai. Waldorf Astoria opened at the Dubai International Financial Center and around it, Rudi Jagerbach, director of the Hilton Group in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said:
“We are delighted to expand our presence in the region from luxury hotels with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Center, which is located in this important economic center in the region.” He continued: “Earlier this year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum agreed to launch the Dubai International Financial Center 2.0, which includes developing 13 million square feet of vital space to the center. We are pleased to be part of this fast growing region and look forward to providing unparalleled experiences to guests staying in the DIFC. ” Inspired by the splendid architecture, lifestyle and style of the 1960s, the hotel embodies contemporary elegance and luxury, with elegant furnishings and a multifunctional design mixed with marble, ebony, copper and bronze.
Waldorf Astoria opens in the DIFC and in keeping with the legacy of Waldorf Astoria, famous for its dining experiences, the Waldorf Astoria is the DIFC the ultimate dining destination. All restaurants and cafes are located on the 18th floor, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy city views. “Ball & Bear” Restaurant inspired by the original “Ball & Bear” Restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Hotel, is the distinctive hotel restaurant that offers a distinctive touch on the original restaurant, and guests here can enjoy innovative cuisine in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. The opening of the Waldorf Astoria at the DIFC Saint-Trope: Saint-Trope is an oasis in the heart of the city and a piece of the French Riviera at the DIFC. This elegant rooftop lounge with pool, whirlpool, wood floors and bright colors is ideal for enjoying drinks and snacks until late night hours. Saint-Trope is an urban retreat offering a relaxing and elegant setting by the pool in the DIFC area.
The Waldorf Astoria opens at the DIFC Peacock Alli: an elegant lounge ideal for formal and informal gatherings. The term “Peacock Alley” is a personification of the daily park of people through the columns shared by the Waldorf and Astoria hotels in New York. Peacock Alley is located in all Waldorf Astoria hotels around the world, and this historic part of New York heritage is now in the DIFC. For those looking to relax, the Waldorf Astoria Spa, which offers many recreational amenities including a bathtub, a Turkish bath, and a Vichy shower, is a relaxing getaway in the city center.
The secluded spa on the 18th floor offers four treatment suites, while the hotel’s fitness center offers one-of-a-kind equipment and views of the Dubai skyline from above. The hotel offers five elegant and innovative concepts, including a unique library with an open kitchen. The hotel also boasts spacious meeting rooms, a large ballroom with a pre-function area, and a sophisticated meeting room ideal for corporate meetings, all of which leave the same guest feeling comfortable providing an ideal environment for all occasions. Dino Michael, World President of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are delighted to bring Waldorf Astoria to the Dubai International Financial Center and provide the real Waldorf service in this thriving and dynamic place within the city.” He continued: “From Bangkok to Amsterdam, Waldorf Astoria hotels take prominent positions all over the world, and Waldorf Astoria is the Dubai International Financial Center a wonderful addition to our growing portfolio in the Middle East and around the world.
“Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Center joins two of the award-winning Waldorf Astoria hotels in the Emirates, which are Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, which is the first hotel located in the city center in the Emirates. Like all Waldorf Astoria hotels in the world, Waldorf Astoria offers the Dubai International Financial Center a real Waldorf service that provides proactive service from the moment of booking until check-out.
The Waldorf Astoria DIFC is part of the Hilton Honors, which is the award-winning guest loyalty program for the 17 Hilton Hotels brands. Members who book directly through Hilton channels or through the Hilton Honors app can enjoy instant benefits, including a flexible sliding payment panel that enables Members have the ability to choose almost any combination of points and cash to book their stay, exclusive members ’discount and members’ exclusive discount, standard free Wi-Fi, and the Hilton Honors app. Book directly on Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors mobile app or through official Hilton channels The other did not The hands of the privileges and Price Match Guarantee.
On the occasion of the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn 5,000 extra points per night, with a minimum stay of three nights – for reservations until December 30, 2019, when booking directly with Hilton. The Waldorf Astoria DIFC is located on Happiness Street in Burj Daman. For more information or reservations, travelers can visit Hilton.com or call + 971-4-5159999. For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, please visit https://newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria –
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