Hilton’s iconic Waldorf Astoria brand is coming to Australia

Hilton is bringing its iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand to Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney.

Part of AW One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, which is considered one of the few prime harborside sites in Sydney, the hotel will offer unrivalled views of the city’s famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Construction has already begun on the 28-floor, 220-key luxury hotel and doors are expected to open in early 2025.

Waldorf Astoria Sydney joins a portfolio of more than 30 operating hotels under the brand, including six in the Asia Pacific region, and 20 more in the pipeline worldwide.

“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, Hilton’s vice president of luxury & lifestyle for Asia Pacific.

“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.”

The hotel will be within walking distance of some of the city’s top shopping destinations and most prominent attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art.

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 embrace elegance and luxury, a signature aesthetic of all Waldorf Astoria properties.

Staying true to the brand’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 featuring uninterrupted views of 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.

Waldorf Astoria Sydney joins an existing portfolio of 29 operating and 12 pipeline Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels across Australasia.