Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has opened its doors, the chain’s third property in the UAE.
The 275-room hotel occupies the 18th to 55th floors of Burj Daman, a complex featuring residences and office towers. All rooms, including 46 suites and 28 residential suites, feature views of the Downtown Dubai skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows in each room.
“We’re delighted to expand our luxury presence in the region with the opening of Waldorf Astoria DIFC, which is located in an important economic hub within the region,” says Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Hilton.
“Earlier this year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the launch of DIFC 2.0, which will add 13 million square feet of space to the Centre. We’re pleased to be part of this rapidly growing district and look forward to delivering unparalleled experiences to guests staying in DIFC,” adds Jagersbacher.
Inspired by the 1960s, the hotel boasts a sleek, contemporary look. All restaurants and bars are located on the 18th floor, and include Bull & Bear, the hotel’s signature restaurant, St Trop, a French Riviera-style escape and Peacock Alley lounge and bar – an iconic venue present at all Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide.
The hotel offers five settings, including a unique library concept which houses an open kitchen and also features spacious meeting rooms, a grand ballroom with a pre-function area and a boardroom.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC joins two award-winning Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, and is the brand’s first city-based hotel in the country.