Waldorf Astoria makes its landmark debut in Kuwait


Located adjacent to The Avenues, the iconic Waldorf Astoria Kuwait brings unparalleled luxury, world-class hospitality and exquisite dining to the heart of Kuwait City.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announced the grand opening of the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, a sophisticated oasis that blends timeless elegance with a modern sensibility and genuine service in the heart of Kuwait City.

Connected to The Avenues, the country’s largest retail, entertainment and luxury lifestyle destination, and only 11 kilometers and a 15-minute drive from Kuwait International Airport, the property’s prime location offers guests convenient access to popular local attractions such as the Kuwait Opera House, the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center and the Grand Mosque.

The Waldorf Astoria Kuwait features 200 sumptuously decorated, contemporary deluxe rooms and suites with panoramic views of the city’s vibrant skyline. Guests will enjoy a transformative sensory journey, from exquisite dining venues and beautiful event spaces to the stunning Waldorf Astoria Spa.

Timeless luxury

Upon arrival at the Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, guests step into a place where stories begin and unforgettable memories are made. The interiors reflect a grand yet intimate sense of place, including traditional branding touches such as the iconic Waldorf Astoria clock, adapted to reflect Kuwait’s cultural heritage, as well as The Library and Peacock Alley.

From artistic masterpieces inspired by Kuwaiti heritage, plush fabrics, marble accents and an opulent color palette of champagne, gold and silver, to the stunning sculptural staircase that serves as the lobby’s centerpiece, every design element is carefully curated to convey a powerful sense arrival while offering the comfort of a private home.

Guests staying in the Ikaros Club Rooms, Ikaros Club Suites, Presidential Suites or the Royal Suite get exclusive access to The Ikaros Club, where you can switch off and relax in an incomparable environment. The Ikaros Club offers specialty dining options, library and business center access, and a private meeting room with personalized service to meet the needs of each guest. Meanwhile, the signature of Waldorf Astoria Personal concierge Service available to all guests ensures a truly bespoke experience from arrival to departure. And for the youngest guests who are engaged Waldorf Astoria Kids Club ensures a family-friendly holiday.

Culinary delights

Staying true to the Waldorf Astoria legacy of food and beverage excellence, Waldorf Astoria Kuwait offers a diverse range of dining options, from fine dining and romantic cabana dinners to poolside refreshments

opening this fall, ROKA, the award-winning Japanese robatayaki restaurant, brings the finest dining experience to Waldorf Astoria Kuwait. ROKA is a gathering place where food and drink is shared with friends and loved ones around the robata grill (‘ro’), surrounding heat, warmth and an all-encompassing energy (‘ka’). This modern Japanese cuisine concept originated in the northern coastal waters of Japan, where fishermen used different charcoals to cook fish on boats and shared the food with their oars.

The property’s signature restaurant, Ava, offers a tasteful and atmospheric experience with authentic Mediterranean flair and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Inspired by a relaxed coastal lifestyle, AVA’s dishes are light and fresh, showcasing the best cuisine from across the French Riviera, southern Italy and the Greek islands. Guests can choose from dishes for sharing such as woodfire pizza, appetizers and salads, succulent grilled dishes and decadent desserts. With exceptional views of The Avenues’ luxury wing and a menu sure to tempt the taste buds, AVA sets the tone for an unforgettable culinary journey.

The iconic Parisian influenced Peacock Alley is an ideal location for both sophisticated and informal gatherings, where guests can enjoy specialty coffees and fresh meals, indulge in chocolate and macaroons or indulge in Waldorf Astoria’s signature afternoon tea. A tribute to New York’s original Waldorf Astoria, the ornately decorated Peacock Alley remains a place to see and be seen.

Those looking to soak up the sun or take a dip in the sparkling pool will find their calling here OXIO pool and lounge, where guests can enjoy lighter fare and refreshing treats throughout the day – including signature salads, savory sandwiches and homemade gelatos. At night the venue turns into Poolside Kubbar restaurant, named after Kuwait’s Kober Island, offers pristine Levantine cuisine against a vibrant backdrop of lush greenery. Whether it’s a romantic cabana dinner or a get-together with friends and loved ones, Kubbar promises a gastronomic experience filled with delicious Middle Eastern flavors.

A wellness oasis

The sprawling 13,560-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa, opening later this fall, features as its jewel the Private Suite, complete with an arrivals lounge, well-appointed bathroom, steam room, hammam, whirlpool, and dual treatment areas that include the ultimate refuge for the discerning well-being offers guest. Those looking to up their fitness routine can do so at the 24-hour Technogym-equipped gym gym, including a gym offering a range of adrenaline pumping workouts.

Meetings & events to remember

The Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is the premier destination for those celebrating a special occasion or hosting a memorable event. The property offers state-of-the-art meeting and event space, including a spectacular Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 720 guests and five fully equipped meeting rooms, all with natural light. A dedicated on-site team is available to tailor events to each guest’s needs.

Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is owned by Mabanee, a leading real estate developer known for its modern vision and excellence in innovation projects. The property is adjacent to two Hilton properties currently operating in Kuwait, the Hilton Kuwait Resort and the Hilton Garden Inn Kuwait.

As one of Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brands, Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 different hotel brands. Members who book direct have access to instant benefits and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book directly on Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels to receive additional benefits and a rate match guarantee. Hilton Honors members can redeem points using the Points Explorer tool.

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Waldorf Astoria Kuwait
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Rd
Andalous, Kuwait


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