Waldorf Astoria hotel to open in Dubai International Financial Centre

Hilton Worldwide has announced it is to open a Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

A management agreement has been signed with Ward Holdings for the property, which is expected to start welcoming guests in Autumn 2017.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre will feature 247 guest rooms, as well as a range of upscale dining options, spa and wellness facilities.


“I have long admired the role DIFC plays in the world of international investment, benefitting from its east meets west location and world-class trading framework,” said Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East and North Africa for Hilton Worldwide.

The hotel will be located on Al Saada Street, opposite DIFC.

Hilton Worldwide has been rapidly expanding its portfolio of mid-market, upscale and luxury properties across the Middle East.

Last year, it opened three Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Dubai, signed an agreement for the first Hampton by Hilton in the Middle East, and also confirmed the first Curio, a Collection by Hilton for Dubai with The Rosemont Hotel & Residences.

The Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre will take the number of Waldorf Astoria properties in the world to 26.

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