Waldorf Astoria hotel to open in DIFC

It will house Bull and Bear restaurant and Peacock Alley lounge

Waldorf Astoria hotel to open in DIFC
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There’s a swanky new hotel set to open in DIFC this year and if you’ve visited New York you might find some of it familiar.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is due to open this spring, and is the first city hotel in the UAE for the brand. And in exciting news, two of the famous New York hotel’s restaurants will be opening up.

Restaurant Bull and Bear and the famous lounge Peacock Alley will both be setting up shop in DIFC and we can’t wait to try them.

In New York Bull and Bear is known for its top-class steaks and is an old-school-style restaurant with dark leather and mahogany. However, it’s going to be a different concept here in Dubai. Meanwhile Peacock Alley is a place to see and be seen, and is based on the promenade that connected the two original hotels. There will also be a new rooftop lounge, St. Trop.

The hotel will have 201 rooms, 46 suites and 28 residences – all of which boast floor-to-ceiling windows. It is apparently aims to “evoke the elegance of early 1960s New York jet-set era”. There will also be a state-of-the art spa and fitness centre, as well as meeting rooms, business centre, ballroom and library.

It joins two other UAE properties, Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, as well as one in Ras Al Khaimah.

Waldorf Astoria DIFC is located at Burj Daman on Happiness Street, just a stone’s throw from Dubai’s most iconic attractions, The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, and 12 minutes from Dubai International Airport. For more information, visit www.waldorfastoria.com/difc

The hotel originally opened up in 1893 on Fifth Avenue and was two hotels – the Waldorf and the Astoria. They merged and set up on Park Avenue in Manhattan in 1931 and the building was the world’s tallest hotel until 1963. The hotel in New York is currently under renovation and will re-open in 2020.

The new DIFC hotel will be at Burj Daman on Happiness Street. Watch this space.

Opening 2019. DIFC.

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