Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced its expansion into Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney. The hotel is 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. Waldorf Astoria Sydney will offer views of the city’s famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Construction has begun on the 28-floor, 220-key luxury hotel, which is expected to open in early 2025. The new Sydney hotel will mark the brand’s expansion into Australasia and will join six Waldorf Astoria properties in the Asia Pacific region.

“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 Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton, in a press statement. “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.”

Location & Features
The new property will be within walking distance of some of the city’s top shopping destinations and most prominent attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport is 15 kilometers away.

The property will feature 179 guestrooms and 41 suites, and will exude a sense of lightness and calm from the moment guests arrive, with its accommodations embracing elegance and luxury. There will also be a Waldorf Astoria Spa located on level one.

Culinary Excellence
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 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 Waldorf Experience
“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,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president of development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton, in press materials.

Waldorf Astoria Sydney will be part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, and free standard WiFi.

For more information, visit waldorfastoria.com.

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