The first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Costa Rica, the new-build Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, is currently under constructions and expected to open in 2025.
Located on Guanacaste’s Cacique peninsula, the property will offer 190 guestrooms and 25 Waldorf Astoria branded residences. It will focus on sustainable luxury with an emphasis on architecture that blends into the surroundings, native flora and fauna, and offerings that connect guests with the natural environment.
“Hilton has always been committed to serving any guest, for any travel need, anywhere in the world, and we’re thrilled to expand our presence with the first Waldorf Astoria in Costa Rica,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton.
Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste is part of the Cacique Costa Rica community, which is set to offer retail, residences, and wellness experiences that highlight the area’s natural wonders and connect guests to the local community.
The destination-inspired barefoot luxury resort will feature a selection of food and beverage offerings, including a signature restaurant and bar, a speciality outlet and a gelato shop.
Other amenities will include a holistic wellness center with a state-of-the-art gym, movement studio, outdoor yoga, and lap and thermal pools. The cenote-inspired spa will have eight treatment rooms, plus three outdoor treatment rooms emulating a tree house.
For groups and events, Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste offers approximately 10,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities, including indoor and outdoor space, an event lawn and a ceremonial pavilion.
The property will offer convenient access to Guanacaste’s international airport (LIR – Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport) and two nearby beach towns with restaurants, bars and local shops.
The property will be managed by Hilton and owned by Revolution, Cacique Investors LLC raised equity and debt financing.