Hilton Signs First Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Australia

(05 Apr 2022, 11:34 +07)
 
Hilton has signed the first Waldorf Astoria
hotel in Australia.

Offering views
of Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the Waldorf
Astoria Sydney will be
part of AW One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, one of the few prime harborside sites in
Sydney.

Construction has commenced on the 28-floor,
220-key luxury hotel, which is expected to open in early 2025.

“As the first Waldorf Astoria property to debut in
Australia, Waldorf Astoria Sydney signals Hilton’s commitment to
expanding our luxury portfolio to the world’s most sought-after
destinations,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president, Luxury &
Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “Our highly personalized, elegant
service and iconic environments are at the heart of every hotel,
and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to our
guests in Sydney.”

Sydney will be home to Hilton’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Australia

The One Circular Quay mixed-use
development at 1 Alfred Street, which will include an adjoining
61-floor luxury apartment tower, is within walking
distance of some of the city’s top shopping destinations and most
prominent attractions.

Tokyo based firm, Kengo Kuma & Associates, and
Sydney based Crone Architects, will oversee the architecture of
Waldorf Astoria Sydney.

Comprising of 179 guest rooms and 41 suites,
Waldorf Astoria Sydney will feature two restaurants, a rooftop bar featuring uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour,
a variety of meeting and event spaces, as well as fitness options
including a spa.

“Hilton is thrilled to partner with AW One
Circular Quay for the entry of the Waldorf Astoria brand into
Australasia, which marks a significant milestone in the growth of
our luxury portfolio. The introduction of Waldorf Astoria to
Sydney underscores our development strategy of organically
bringing our world class brands to discerning travellers in key
global markets,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president
development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton.

Waldorf Astoria Sydney joins an extensive portfolio of more than
30 operating hotels under the brand, with 20 additional Waldorf
Astoria properties in the pipeline worldwide.

Across Australasia, Hilton has an existing portfolio
of 29 operating and 12 pipeline Hilton Hotels & Resorts,
DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Garden
Inn hotels.

See also:

Exclusive Travel Industry Interview with Kurt Ekert, President of
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