After making its grand opening in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, luxury operator Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, part of the Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand, announced plans to open its second hotel in Dubai. The 319-room Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, will be located on the East Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah island and will offer guests breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf coastline and some of Dubai’s famous landmarks. With its opening, the luxury operator will bring to Dubai the ‘True Waldorf Service’ – a service initiative that assigns a personal concierge to each qualified guest, who acts as their primary contact, before, during and – an industry first – after their stay at the hotel.
At the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, guests will be spoilt for choice with six sumptuous restaurants offering some of the finest cuisine, including a jewel in the culinary crown – the New York inspired Social by Heinz Beck, a fashionably stylish eatery by multi-award winning master of gastronomy, European chef and author Heinz Beck. Other restaurants such as Lao, a stylish south-east Asian contemporary dining; Mezzerie, locally-inspired arabesque dining; Palm Avenue, a chic oasis in the heart of the hotel’s elegant gardens and Serafina, an authentic and refined Venetian offering will also be available. The centerpiece of the hotel will be the tea lounge Peacock Alley, named after the famous high-society promenade lounge which connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels in New York and was known as a place to see and be seen.
Also drawing on the illustrious Waldorf Astoria heritage will be a stunning lobby clock, eight naturally-lit meeting rooms with a multi-purpose ballroom that can host up to 600 people, a 200m private sandy beach, two outdoor pools, a Spa, tennis courts and water sports facilities.