Located in the One Circular Quay mixed-use development at 1 Alfred Street, which includes an adjoining 61-level apartment tower, the hotel will be a home away from home for today’s discerning travellers. 

Waldorf Astoria media release


SYDNEY is set to become home to a new Waldorf Astoria with the iconic brand finding a home in the city’s landmark One Circular Quay project.

Construction has commenced on the 18-floor address – which will boast 220 rooms, with many looking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House – and is set to open in early 2025.

The announcement marks a significant moment for the heritage brand, with the Sydney address set to join 20 other Waldorf Astoria properties that are in the pipeline to open around the world and boost the existing inventory of 30 locations.

It also marks the company’s expansion into Australasia, with the Circular Quay address joining the six other Waldorf Astoria properties already around the Asia Pacific region including Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing and the Maldives.

“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,” says Hilton’s Chief Brand Officer Matt Schuyler.

“Our highly personalised, 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.”

Australia’s Crone Architects and Kengo Kuma & Associates, a Tokyo-based firm, will oversee the architecture of Waldorf Astoria Sydney which is set to feature an “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 media release announced.

“The strong sense of arrival will extend through the impressive public spaces to the Waldorf Astoria Spa on level one and guest rooms.

“Staying true to Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to culinary expertise, the 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.”

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