Waldorf Astoria Plans Outpost in Sydney

Set to open in early 2025, the hotel will occupy a 28-story tower right on Circular Quay.

Image courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s top-tier luxe hospitality brands, has announced its expansion into Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney this week. Located at 1 Alfred Street at a prime harborside site in the heart of the CBD, the property is part of the One Circular Quay mixed-use development. Inside, the 179 guest rooms and 41 suites will come with uninterrupted vistas of the city’s famed Harbour Bridge and Opera House; the hotel puts travelers within walking distance of both attractions, as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art, and retail destinations like the Queen Victoria Building.

Design-wise, Waldorf Astoria Sydney is a collaboration between star architect Kengo Kuma’s namesake studio and locally based Crone Architects. Guests can expect to see contemporary, cutting-edge interiors when it comes to the public and private spaces. On the culinary front, two original restaurant concepts will make a splash on Sydney’s ever-evolving dining scene, while a rooftop bar tempts patrons with front-seat views of Sydney Harbour. Peacock Alley, an elegant lounge that is a staple at Waldorf Astoria properties around the world, will serve as a central gathering place and feature the signature Waldorf Astoria clock.

Construction has already begun on the 28-floor 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 properties in the pipeline worldwide. The upcoming Sydney hotel will become the seventh Waldorf Astoria in the Asia-Pacific region when it makes its debut.

“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 Matt Schuyler, Hilton’s chief brand officer, 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.”

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