Waldorf Astoria to have a new Luxury Hotel in Dubai in 2019

Waldorf Astoria is making rapid strides in the Asian Market. The all-new Waldorf Astoria Dubai Hotel is set to open in April 2019.

Waldorf Astoria is no new name to the United Arab Emirates. In the last few years, two luxurious Waldorf Astoria properties have come to life in Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai.

There is a third Hotel proposed to be erected in the International financial centre of Dubai. This indeed is a piece of great news for the hotel industry of Dubai.

So, 2019 would see Dubai’s second Waldorf Astoria opening doors to all the guests. This comes as great news for leisure and business visitors to Dubai as well as the Job Seekers in the hospitality industry.

Waldorf Astoria is one of the Top Hospitality companies in the USA and in the world.

It is a part of Hilton Worldwide which is one of the Largest Hospitality chains in the world.

The Hotel is set to open in Dubai International Financial Centre or DIFC as it is popularly known as.

The official website of the Waldorf Astoria hotel Dubai DIFC is all set as it opens its booking channels. – Webpage

Waldorf Astoria Dubai IFC – The Partnership

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts scored a management contract with Ward Holdings to open property in the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre), which is considered the Middle East’s foremost access for assets and investment.

Hilton Worldwide has come up with this project which is the parent organisation.

This is not all for Hilton Worldwide, they have plans to cover a bigger market in the Middle East by opening several new Hotels.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai would be another feather in the Cap of Hilton Worldwide with Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah already a big success.

Image by  Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah

The news was announced through a press release.

The DIFC anticipates it’ll be April 2019 when the first guests will be welcomed.


The recent update had it, the grand opening of Waldorf Astoria Dubai was postponed from 2018 to 2019 due to delays in the process of opening.


The announcement of the opening of Waldorf Astoria Dubai comes in a great time when Dubai Hospitality industry is booming due to the economic growth and the upcoming World Expo 2020 creating numerous jobs in the hotel industry and the hospitality industry on the whole.

The hotel is going to join a long line of other Waldorf Astoria properties in various worldwide destinations like New York, Beijing and Amsterdam.

Vice President of Development Carlos Khneisser said the sound groundwork reinforces the luxury Middle East story where there has been substantial growth in locations modified for the needs of both business and leisurely travellers.

He said he’s appreciated the DIFC’s role in global investment, which has benefited from the east meets west location and superior trading outline.

Khneisser said with such a luxurious brand coming from New York, considered to be another area of worldwide finance, he’s glad they’re to have the Waldorf Astoria Dubai.

Waldorf Astoria RAK, which was the first Waldorf Hotel property in this part of the world, is already making the owners proud.


Image by Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

More About the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Financial Centre


The Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre will be a mixed building – some residential, some retail and some office space.

It will have about 250 guest rooms along with an array of dining options to choose from, wellness facilities and spa. It will offer a grand ballroom and four more meeting rooms, which will be for corporate events and social occasions.

It will offer a grand ballroom and four more meeting rooms, which will be for corporate events and social occasions.

Property owners’ representative Shehab Gargash said, the partnership with Hilton Worldwide on the management of this amazing Waldorf Astoria luxury brand in one of the world most energetic financial centres.  He said it’s going to tremendously improve the DIFC’s dining environments and high-end hospitality.

He said it’s going to tremendously improve the DIFC’s dining environments and high-end hospitality.

Gargash said it’ll provide businesses and leisure travellers visiting Dubai a brand new living option in the major financial, commercial and business sectors, with an array of entertainment, restaurants and shopping malls close by.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Global Head John T A Vanderslice said the hotel’s presence in the area is given a big boost by the amazing addition within the DIFC, which joins the Ras Al Khaimah and Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

New locations will be opened up throughout the world – Bali, Bangkok, Beverly Hills – with Waldorf Astoria setting the standard for international luxury travel.

Waldorf Astoria DIFC will be involved with Hilton HHonors, which is one of the best Customer Loyalty programs that allow guests to make the reservation through the official website of Waldorf Astoria and access a multitude of benefits like free Wi-Fi at any of the 25 Waldorf Astoria hotels around the world and personal concierge.

Other Recent Hotels of Hilton Worldwide in Dubai

The Waldorf Astoria DIFC will be situated 10 kilometres from the Dubai International Airport.

Hilton Worldwide has opened up a multitude of upscale, mid-market and luxury properties all throughout the Middle East.

In 2015, Dubai saw three new Hilton Garden Inn hotels – Hampton by Hilton (the first for the Middle East), Curio, a Collection by Hilton and The Rosemont Hotel & Residences.

In 2018, Curio opened another hotel while Hilton Worldwide has come up with a plethora of new hotels in Dubai and other areas of the Middle East.

Exciting times ahead for the Waldorf Astoria and the Hilton Worldwide!