Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, managed by Hilton, is one of the world’s most luxurious and prestigious hospitality brands. Since its opening in the early 1930s in New York City, the hotel has been recognised for its luxury and style. With the original having wowed showbiz stars and other high-profile guests with its elegance and grace for almost a century, Waldorf Hotels & Resorts have slowly risen to prominence in other parts of the world as well, including Dubai.
That brings us to our essential guide of everything you need to know about Waldorf Astoria Dubai’s two magnificent and opulent hotels.
ALL ABOUT WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI
Waldorf Astoria Dubai offers visitors a chance to experience luxury and extravagance at its finest. For a large number of tourists visiting the Arabian Gulf shores, Waldorf Astoria is their preferred choice of accommodation. Hotel guests can expect excellent facilities, world-class services, elegant rooms and suites, all housed in a tranquil environment laced with architectural grandeur. For many, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai experience is akin to that offered by the most expensive hotels in Dubai.
WALDORF ASTORIA HOTELS IN DUBAI
Currently, there are two luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotels in Dubai. The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and the Waldorf Astoria Dubai DIFC. Let’s breakdown the details:
WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI PALM JUMEIRAH
Located on one of the world’s most stunning man-made marvels, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah offers luxury in abundance. The exceptional range of facilities and amenities on offer to the hotel’s guests are more than enough to ensure a truly unforgettable experience.
The 200-metre private beach encourages thrill-seekers to take a dip in the ocean to try some exciting activities such as waterboarding and wind sailing, or even calmer pursuits such as snorkelling or deep-sea fishing. Those souls in search of a more relaxing time can stretch out on the soft sanded beach and watch the sun shine bright in the beautiful, crystal clear skies. Besides the beach, there are two temperature-controlled pools for adults and a separate pool for kids.
Talking about sporting options, there’s also a well-maintained tennis court that’s ideal for testing your backhand skills against a friend. After a day out in the sun, one ought to visit the relaxing Waldorf Astoria Dubai Spa that offers around 50 signature spa and beauty services. Plus, there is a supervised Coco’s Kids Club where your little one can have fun.
One of the epic highlights of the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah is the fine cuisine on offer at the hotel’s six restaurants and lounges. At Social, you can enjoy delectable Italian cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck. If you want to try Vietnamese specialities, LAO should be your choice. Whereas, those in search of a diverse international menu can head to Mezzerie. Palm Avenue should be your choice if you plan to enjoy sunset cocktails and Californian dining.
For some aperitifs and outstanding entertainment, you should be headed to Serafina Bar. Last but not least we move onto the iconic pool-side bistro, Peacock Alley, which is definitely where you should have your afternoon tea.
This incredible luxury beach resort also has a 312 sq. m. gym to keep your fitness regimen on track.
Your sea-facing room or suite will have i-docking stations, coffeemakers, 42-inch HDTVs and Wi-Fi access. This luxury Dubai hotel offers a variety of facilities for business travellers including the aforementioned complimentary Wi-Fi and meeting/event spaces equipped with the latest in audio/visual technology.
If you’re looking for any help or support during your stay at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, expert staff are available 24/7.
- Room Rates: Starting from AED 890
- Location: Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
- Contact: +971-4-818-2222
WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
This urban retreat in DIFC is located close to Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountain.
Now let’s talk quality amenities. The Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre has a rooftop pool and bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center with Technogym equipment, and a luxury spa. Plus, your personal concierge will be on hand to help you make the most of your time in Dubai.
Like its Palm Jumeirah counterpart, the business centre in the Waldorf Astoria DIFC has meeting rooms and event space equipped with the latest AV technology.
As for the dining options, there is the Bull & Bear – an elegant restaurant serving re-imagined steakhouse classics. Like many other Waldorf Astoria hotels across the world, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre also has the elegant lounge and bar, ‘Peacock Alley’. Then there is St.Trop, which is perfect for a quick bite. Guests can also order from the extensive room service menu round-the-clock.
- Room Rates: Starting from AED 825
- Location: Burj Daman, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai
- Contact: +971-4-515-9999
CAN I GET DEALS OR DISCOUNTS ON ROOM RATES?
Yes, you can check out the official Waldorf Astoria Dubai websites to find some amazing deals.
ARE THERE OTHER WALDORF ASTORIA HOTELS IN THE UAE?
Yes, there is a Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah.
If you’re planning to visit Dubai in 2021 or want to indulge in a luxurious staycation at one of the most iconic hospitality brands in the world, head to the official website of Waldorf Astoria Dubai to book a room/suite that best suits your budget and preferences. If you are looking for more long term options there are various hotel apartments in Dubai that come fully furnished and serviced.
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