The iconic Waldorf Astoria makes its Australian debut
Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, is set to make its Australian debut with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney.
Construction has already begun on the 28-story luxury hotel which is expected to open in early 2025.
Waldorf Astoria Sydney will be part of the One Circular Quay mixed-use development at 1 Alfred Street – a prime harborside location that will offer guests stunning views of the Harbor Bridge and Opera House.
“As the first Waldorf Astoria property to debut in Australia, Waldorf Astoria Sydney demonstrates Hilton’s commitment to expanding its luxury portfolio to the world’s most desirable destinations,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice-president President of Hilton, Luxury and Lifestyle, Asia-Pacific.
“Our highly personalized, elegant service and iconic environments are at the heart of every hotel, and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences for our guests in Sydney.”
The 220-key hotel, consisting of 179 rooms and 41 suites, is the brand’s first in Australasia, joining six other Waldorf Astoria properties in the Asia-Pacific region. Globally, the portfolio has more than 30 hotels in operation and another 20 in the pipeline.
The brand’s global reputation for personalized service and world-class culinary excellence should make it a popular attraction in Sydney’s CBD.
Tokyo-based Kengo Kuma and Associates and Sydney-based Crone Architects will oversee the hotel’s architecture, “artfully blending contemporary living with cutting-edge design”.
The luxury hotel will feature two original dining concepts, a rooftop bar with harbor views and a spa on the first level.
Peacock Alley, an iconic space at Waldorf Astoria properties, will serve as a “central gathering place” and feature the iconic Waldorf Astoria clock.
The Sydney hotel will offer dedicated personal concierges to meet guest needs during their stay.
The One Circular Quay development comprises an adjoining 61-story luxury apartment tower and is close to the city’s major shopping and tourist destinations.
“Hilton is delighted to partner with AW One Circular Quay on the Waldorf Astoria brand’s entry into Australasia, which marks an important milestone in the growth of our luxury portfolio,” said Guy Phillips, Executive Vice President of the development of Hilton, Asia and Australasia.
“Waldorf Astoria’s introduction to Sydney underscores our growth strategy of organically bringing our world-class brands to discerning travelers in key global markets.”