Waldorf Astoria to open at Dubai International Financial Centre

Hilton Worldwide will open a Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) next year.

The 247-room Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is slated to open in Autumn 2017 and will form part of a mixed-use residential, retail and office-space development.

Events spaces will include a grand ballroom and a further four meeting rooms, designed for social occasions and corporate events.

Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East and North Africa for Hilton Worldwide, said:  "I have long admired the role DIFC plays in the world of international investment, benefitting from its east-meets-west location and world-class trading framework. As an iconic luxury brand originating from New York, another centre of global finance, I am delighted that we will welcome Waldorf Astoria to this international hub."  

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