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Hilton has just inked a deal for a new high-end hotel, and it’s headed Down Under.
The chain has announced that construction has begun on the Waldorf Astoria Sydney, part of AW One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, One Circular Quay.
There are a lot of exciting details to unpack, so let’s dive in!
Waldorf Astoria Coming to Sydney in 2025
Hilton says the new Waldorf Astoria Sydney is slated to open in early 2025.
The property will have 28 floors with 179 guest rooms and 41 suites. The property will offer views of the famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. In addition, the well-positioned hotel is just 9 miles away from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD).
The hotel will feature 2 original restaurant concepts and a rooftop bar with views of the Harbour Bridge.
The hotel will be part of the Hilton Honors program, meaning members will be able to earn and redeem points at the property. At the moment, it’s unclear how many points will be required for an award stay at the hotel.
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This is Hilton’s first Waldorf Astoria in Australia and the chain’s sixth 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 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,” the statement continued.
While this is Hilton’s first Waldorf Astoria in Australia, it’s not the chain’s only property on the continent.
There are a handful of DoubleTree properties and a Curio property in Sydney. And, 12 more Hilton properties are in the pipeline across Australia, according to the chain. But this deal marks Hilton’s leap into the luxury space on the continent, as Waldorf Astoria is one of the chain’s most luxurious brands.
The new Waldorf Astoria will bring some much-needed competition to other chains that have luxury properties in Australia, including Hyatt with the Park Hyatt Sydney; Marriott with the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa and The Ritz-Carlton, Perth; and IHG, which has 2 InterContinental properties in Sydney.
As of 2025, Hilton Honors loyalists will finally have a luxury property in Sydney at which they can earn and redeem their points. And with several Hilton properties in the pipeline, it’s an exciting time for Hilton Honors members who want to use their points in this area of the world.
Featured Image Credit: Hilton
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