Hilton today announced it has reached an agreement with developer One Circular Quay to bring its Waldorf Astoria brand to Sydney in 2025.
There will be two rounds in development; a 28-story hotel (Waldorf Astoria) and a 61-story apartment building. The hotel will consist of 220 keys, including 41 suites.
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Waldorf Astoria makes historic debut in Australia with signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney
Scheduled to open in early 2025, Hilton brings its first luxury brand to Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay
SYDNEY, Australia – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brands, today announced its expansion into Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney. The hotel is part of the AW One Circular Quay mixed-use development, One Circular Quay, which is considered one of Sydney Harbor’s few prime sites. Waldorf Astoria Sydney will offer stunning views of the city’s famous Harbor Bridge and Opera House, bringing Waldorf Astoria’s world-class service to the heart of Australia’s eastern metropolis.
Construction has begun on the 28-storey, 220-key luxury hotel, which is expected to open in early 2025. Waldorf Astoria Sydney joins an extensive portfolio of more than 30 hotels in operation under the brand, with 20 Waldorf Astoria properties additional in the pipeline globally. The new Sydney hotel will mark the brand’s expansion into Australasia and join six distinguished Waldorf Astoria properties in the Asia-Pacific region. Each Waldorf Astoria is globally known for its iconic locations, unparalleled personalized service and world-class culinary excellence.
“As the first Waldorf Astoria property to debut in Australia, Waldorf Astoria Sydney signals Hilton’s commitment to extending our luxury portfolio to the world’s most sought-after destinations,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. . “Our highly personalized, elegant service and iconic environments are at the heart of every hotel, and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences for our guests in Sydney.”
Iconic wharf location
Located in the One Circular Quay mixed-use development at 1 Alfred Street, which includes an adjoining 61-story luxury apartment tower, the hotel will be a home away from home for today’s discerning traveler. Within walking distance of the Waldorf Astoria Sydney are some of the city’s best shopping destinations and top attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art. Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is 15 kilometers away.
Tokyo-based firm Kengo Kuma & Associates and Sydney-based Crone Architects will oversee the architecture of Waldorf Astoria Sydney, where they artfully blend contemporary living with cutting-edge design. Consisting of 179 rooms and 41 suites, the Waldorf Astoria Sydney will exude a sense of lightness and calm from the moment guests arrive, with its sumptuous accommodations blending elegance and luxury, an aesthetic characteristic of all Waldorf Astoria properties. The strong sense of arrival will extend through the impressive public spaces to the Waldorf Astoria Spa on the first level and into the guest rooms.
True to Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to culinary expertise, the luxury hotel will celebrate Sydney’s gastronomic excellence with two original restaurant concepts, as well as a rooftop bar offering stunning views of the beautiful harbor from Sydney.
Peacock Alley, a signature space for Waldorf Astoria properties around the world, will serve as a central gathering place and feature the iconic Waldorf Astoria clock that pays homage to the history of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
Genuine Waldorf Service
Offering gracious and personalized service through dedicated personal concierges, each member of the Waldorf Astoria Sydney team will create extraordinary memories for guests with access to bespoke and luxurious offerings.
“Hilton is delighted to partner with AW One Circular Quay on the Waldorf Astoria brand’s entry into Australasia, which marks an important milestone in the growth of our luxury portfolio. The introduction of Waldorf Astoria in Sydney underscores our growth strategy of organically bringing our world-class brands to discerning travelers in key global markets,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president of development, Asia and Australasia, Hilton.
There’s quite a bit of hotel development in Sydney right now, and the nearby W is set to open before the end of the year (it could be delayed).
It certainly sounds like an exciting development. I can only imagine the rates for this Waldorf Astoria in 2025.