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Hilton’s luxury Waldorf Astoria brand will be debuting in Sydney, though you’ll have to be patient.
Waldorf Astoria One Circular Quay details
The Waldorf Astoria brand is set to debut in the South Pacific with the opening of a property in Sydney in early 2025. Construction has already started on the One Circular Quay development, located at 1 Alfred Street. The harbour-side mixed-use development will be in a 28-floor building, and will offer views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The hotel will have two restaurant concepts, a rooftop bar, and a spa.
The Waldorf Astoria Sydney will feature 220 accommodations, including 179 guest rooms and 41 suites. It’ll be the first Waldorf Astoria property in the South Pacific, but joins six other properties in the Asia Pacific region, and 30+ properties around the globe.
This’ll be an exciting new points hotel option
I’m always thrilled to see new luxury points hotels in the pipeline, since it’s a great way to earn and redeem points, plus take advantage of elite benefits, all while having a great experience.
Sydney has always been an interesting luxury hotel market to me. You have the iconic Park Hyatt, which is unarguably the city’s best hotel. However, it’s also priced accordingly. What’s noteworthy is how big the gap is after the Park Hyatt in terms of the pricing of competitors:
- You have the Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Langham, etc., but they’re all consistently priced at less than half of what the Park Hyatt charges
- Sydney is a city where there simply aren’t many luxury points hotels, at least not with Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, etc.; aside from the Park Hyatt, the city’s other top hotels aren’t bookable with points
I would imagine that the Waldorf Astoria will be more in the Four Seasons price range than the Park Hyatt price range, so it’ll be great to finally see a second true luxury points hotel in the city.
The 220-room Waldorf Astoria is set to debut in Sydney in early 2025, as part of the One Circular Quay mixed-use development. This will likely be the city’s second best points hotel, after the Park Hyatt Paris. I’m excited to learn more details about the property as the opening date approaches.