Following on last year’s opening of 12 luxury brand properties, Hilton is set to continue its growth in the category with 10 new properties debuting under the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR flags this year.
“Hilton’s luxury category continues to set the bar high, with impressive growth in the world’s most sought-after destinations. This momentum continues to demonstrate our commitment to our guests and development partners for the Waldorf Astoria, LXR and Conrad brands,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “We are excited to see what’s next as we expand our global footprint across some of the most desirable locations around the world, offering world-class experiences to our guests.”
Luxury brand properties slated to open in 2023 are:
Waldorf Astoria Cairo – Heliopolis, Egypt (Spring 2023): The luxury brand will make its debut in Egypt this year with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis. Located less than 10 minutes away from Cairo International Airport in the Heliopolis neighbourhood, the hotel boasts a distinctive grand lobby with traditional elements such as the iconic Waldorf Astoria Lobby Clock and the famed Peacock Alley. The hotel features 252 luxurious rooms and suites and is home to a variety of dining and entertainment outlets. It will also house the signature Waldorf Astoria Spa, a pool surrounded by a landscaped garden, a fitness center, nine meeting rooms, and ballrooms that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
Conrad Rabat Arzana – Rabat, Morocco (December 2022): Featuring 120 spacious luxury rooms and suites, Hilton’s first luxury hotel in Morocco will offer spectacular ocean views from its elevated waterfront location in the exclusive area of Harhoura, overlooking tranquil lagoons and beaches. Guests will be able to experience breathtaking surroundings while enjoying locally inspired dining at four world-class restaurants and bar lounges. The hotel will also house Morocco’s largest Royal Suite at 6,705 square feet, offer a fully appointed Conrad Spa and beauty salon as well as 10,750+ square feet of event space that includes a grand ballroom, four meeting rooms and an outer terrace, overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean.
Conrad Shenzhen – Shenzhen, China (Spring 2023): Located in the heart of the central business and financial district, Conrad Shenzhen is being designed by international firm Yabu Pushelberg. When it opens, it will feature 300 rooms and suites with garden city and bay views, international restaurants and over 16,145 square feet of meeting space, including an expansive grand ballroom. Conrad Shenzhen is committed to offer purposeful service for business and leisure travelers alike.
Conrad Orlando – Florida, United States (Fall 2023): Conrad Orlando will debut with 433 rooms, including 51 suites and 10 spacious family suites offering oversized accommodations. Other features include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a Conrad Spa, water garden, and numerous dining options, including a signature rooftop experience. As part of Evermore Orlando Resort, bordering Walt Disney World® Resort, guests will enjoy a 20-acre tropical beach and 8-acre crystalline lagoon, aquatic activities, and two Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf courses.
Conrad Singapore Orchard – Singapore (Fall 2023): Steps from Singapore’s famed Orchard Road shopping district and home to many luxury retailers, top-end restaurants and department stores, Conrad Singapore Orchard will feature 440 spacious guest rooms starting from 388 square feet. The hotel will also offer a fitness center and more than 17,220 square feet of event spaces. Conrad Singapore Orchard is conveniently accessible to Singapore’s Changi International Airport, located 22 kilometers or a 30-minute drive away.
Conrad Chongqing – Chongqing, China (Fall 2023) – Set on the upper floors of an 853-foot skyscraper, Conrad Chongqing will afford guests breathtaking river views of the hilly megacity, along with 240 luxurious guest rooms, three featured bar and restaurant concepts and over 14,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces.
*LXR Hotels & Resorts in Bali, Indonesia (Summer 2023): Set to open as the first LXR-branded resort in Southeast Asia in 2023, the 72 all-villa resort will join as the 10th property in the collection of unique, independent luxury properties around the world, including the recently opened and award-winning ROKU KYOTO in Japan. *Image at top of post.