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Waldorf Astoria to debut in Australia with a hotel in Sydney

Hilton has announced that it will open its first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Australia in the country’s largest city, Sydney.

Debut property in Sydney

Waldorf Astoria, a luxury brand by Hilton, has announced that it will open its first hotel in Australia in the city of Sydney. Waldorf Astoria Sydney will be a part of AW One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, One Circular Quay, which is considered one of the few prime harborside sites in Sydney.

The hotel will be located in the One Circular Quay mixed-use development at 1 Alfred Street, which includes an adjoining 61-level luxury apartment tower. Within walking distance of Waldorf Astoria Sydney are some of the city’s top shopping destinations and most prominent attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art. Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport is 15 kilometers away. The construction of the hotel, which is expected to open in early 2025, has commenced on the 28-floor, 220-key luxury hotel.

Matt Schuyler, Chief Brand Officer, Hilton, said:

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. 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.

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Tokyo-based firm, Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Sydney-based Crone Architects, will oversee the architecture of Waldorf Astoria Sydney, where they will artfully blend contemporary living with cutting-edge design. The hotel will consist of 179 guest rooms and 41 suites that will embrace elegance and luxury. Waldorf Astoria Sydney will exude a sense of lightness and calm from the moment guests arrive, with the strong sense of arrival extending through the impressive public spaces to the Waldorf Astoria Spa on level one and guest rooms.

Staying true to Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to culinary expertise, the luxury hotel will celebrate Sydney’s gastronomic excellence with two original restaurant concepts, as well as a rooftop bar featuring uninterrupted views of the stunning Sydney Harbour. Peacock Alley, a signature space for Waldorf Astoria properties around the world, will serve as a central gathering place and feature the iconic Waldorf Astoria clock which pays homage to the history of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

The new hotel will mark the brand’s expansion into Australasia and will join six distinguished Waldorf Astoria properties in the Asia Pacific region. Waldorf Astoria Sydney joins an existing portfolio of 29 operating and 12 pipeline Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels across Australasia.

Guy Phillips, Senior Vice President of Development – Asia and Australasia, Hilton, said:

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 travelers in key global markets.

Meanwhile, Hilton recently announced that it will open first Canopy by Hilton hotel in Cannes.

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