The Waldorf Astoria opened the doors of its DIFC branch this week, making it the third edition of the luxe hotel in the UAE.
See inside the new Waldorf Astoria located in DIFC
Luxury hotel group Waldorf Astoria has opened a third branch within the United Arab Emirates, the second in Dubai.
The Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre finally opened its doors on July 1st, making it the third location for the luxury hotel group in the region. The DIFC hotel joins the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.
The new edition, which falls under the Hilton worldwide luxury hotel group, boasts 275 luxury rooms, and plenty more to keep guests and luxury residences entertained in the form of bars, restaurants and pool and spa facilities.
Take eatery Bull & Bear that brings a slice of 1960s New York to Dubai with a timeless design or the rooftop bar St Trop (pool included) that possess a French Riviera feel.
Of course there is also Peacock Alley, the elegant bar that offers a hub for informal gatherings but with a sophisticated edge – it’s a constant throughout Waldorf Astoria hotels globally, and comes from the term that was coined to portray the daily promenade of people through the original colonnade connecting The Waldorf and The Astoria hotels in New York City.
Within the Waldorf Astoria Spa – which is located on the 18th floor – guests can indulge in treatments and try facilities such as a floatation tank, hydrobath, hammam and Vichy shower.
Consuming 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman (located on Dubai’s Happiness Street) the venue has incredible views of downtown Dubai, and is a stone’s throw away from some of the key attractions in that part of the emirate such as the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountains.
On the edition, Rudi Jagersbacher – Hilton’s President for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey – said: “We are delighted to expand our luxury presence in the region with the opening of Waldorf Astoria DIFC which is located in an important economic hub within the region.
“Earlier this year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the launch of DIFC 2.0 which will add 13 million square feet of space to the Centre. We are pleased to be part of this rapidly growing district and look forward to delivering unparalleled experiences to guests staying in DIFC.”