Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016
A Waldorf Astoria hotel will be opened in one of the richest regions of the world, Dubai. The hotel’s construction will be facilitated by Hilton Worldwide Company, which signed an agreement with Ward Holdings
The hotel will be located in one of the Middle East’s top center for capital and investment, Dubai International Financial Center.
“Sound fundamentals underpin our luxury story in the Middle East, where we have seen exceptional growth in locations tailored for both leisure and business travelers,’ declares Carlos Khneisser, vice-president of development, Middle East and North Africa for Hilton Worldwide. ‘I have long admired the role DIFC plays in the world of international investment, benefiting from its east meets west location and world-class trading framework. As an iconic luxury brand originating from New York, another center of global finance, I am delighted that we will welcome Waldorf Astoria to this international hub.”
The hotel aims to become a leading establishment regarding the design and the tourists’ experience, as they will be able to enjoy the luxury touch, a truly signature of Waldorf Astoria worldwide. Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre will become part of an important and famous portfolio with hotels all over the world, in the most important destinations. The hotel’s construction will be finished by the fall of 2017.
Shehab Gargash, representative of the property owners, says, “Our partnership with Hilton Worldwide for the management of this truly exceptional property under the Waldorf Astoria luxury brand, at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic financial centres, will significantly enrich the high-end hospitality and dining environments in DIFC. It will offer business, as well as leisure travellers, new and compelling luxurious living option at the heart of Dubai’s major financial, business and commercial centres, with easy access to the largest shopping malls and a wide range of restaurants and entertainment.”