Waldorf Astoria to Make Australia Debut in 2025
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brands, has announced its expansion into Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney. The hotel is part of One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, which is considered one of the few prime harborside sites in Sydney.
Waldorf Astoria Sydney will offer unrivaled views of the city’s famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Construction has commenced on the 28-floor, 220-key luxury hotel, which is expected to open in early 2025.
Waldorf Astoria Sydney joins a portfolio of more than 30 operating hotels under the brand, with 20 additional Waldorf Astoria properties in the pipeline worldwide. The new Sydney hotel will mark the brand’s expansion into Australasia and will join six distinguished Waldorf Astoria properties in the Asia Pacific region.
“As the first Waldorf Astoria property to debut in Australia, Waldorf Astoria Sydney signals Hilton’s commitment to expanding our luxury portfolio to the world’s most sought-after destinations,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president, Luxury & Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton, in a statement. “Our highly personalized, elegant service and iconic environments are at the heart of every hotel, and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to our guests in Sydney.”
Waldorf Astoria Sydney is located in the One Circular Quay mixed-use development at 1 Alfred Street. It includes an adjoining 61-level luxury apartment tower.
The hotel will be within walking distance of some of the city’s top shopping destinations and most prominent attractions. That includes the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art. Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport is 9 miles away.
Tokyo based firm, Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Sydney based Crone Architects, will oversee the architecture of Waldorf Astoria Sydney, where they will artfully blend contemporary living with cutting-edge design.
Comprised of 179 guest rooms and 41 suites, Waldorf Astoria Sydney will exude a sense of lightness and calm from the moment guests arrive, with its sumptuous accommodations embracing elegance and luxury, a signature aesthetic of all Waldorf Astoria properties.
The strong sense of arrival will extend through the impressive public spaces to the Waldorf Astoria Spa on level one and guest rooms.
The luxury hotel will celebrate Sydney’s gastronomic excellence with two original restaurant concepts, as well as a rooftop bar featuring uninterrupted views of the stunning Sydney Harbour.
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 which pays homage to the history of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.