Waldorf Astoria brand expanding into Australia

i By April 9, 2022 No Comments

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brands, announced its expansion into Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney.

The 220-key property is part of AW One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, One Circular Quay, a location that will give the hotel unrivaled views of the city’s famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Construction has begun on the 28-floor hotel, which is expected to open in 2025. It joins a portfolio of more than 30 operating hotels under the brand, with 20 additional Waldorf Astoria properties in the pipeline worldwide.

“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.

Tokyo-based Kengo Kuma & Associates and Sydney-based Crone Architects will oversee the architecture of Waldorf Astoria Sydney, where they will blend contemporary living with cutting-edge design.

The property will have 179 guestrooms and 41 suites. It will also feature two original restaurant concepts, as well as a rooftop bar with uninterrupted views of 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 Hotels & Resorts.

“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,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice-president of development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton. “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.”

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.