RAK’s Waldorf Astoria will become the flagship hotel for the brand once it opens in October.
- RAK’s Waldorf Astoria will be the most luxurious hotel for the brand
- It will even be more prestigious than its New York hotel
- The hotel will feature huge rooms, an opulent spa, an 18-hole golf course and a private beach
Waldorf Astoria’s hotel in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is set to be the brand’s flagship hotel, with RAK taking over from New York for the prestigious honour.
Mohab Ghali, RAK Country Manager for owner of the Waldorf Astoria brand Hilton Worldwide, spoke to Arabian Business about the forthcoming project, which is set to open to exclusive guests in August, before being publicly launched in October.
He said the upcoming hotel has been given a lot of attention from the brand as the aim is for it to be its flagship hotel.
“The Waldorf has a very strong name generally for luxury, even the richer part of the high class of Europe would know what is a Waldorf. This is our target,” Mr Ghali said.
When open, RAK’s Waldorf Astoria will have 346 hotel rooms, spanning between 72 and 422 sq m, ten restaurants and bars and a 1,650-sq m spa. It will also feature an 18-hole golf course and a 350-m private beach.
Guests who plan to stay at the hotel will expect top luxury services, with prestigious visitors staying in a 22-storey tower where they can access a private lift to their suite and arrive at the hotel by seaplane, private jet, limousine or helicopter.
Last month, the hotel was featured in an episode of The Apprentice, with contestants of the show having to source decorative items to feature in the Waldorf Astoria, including a flag of the UAE.