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Dubai to Host First Waldorf Astoria Standalone Residential Development Outside the U.S.



A new pinnacle of luxury living is coming to the heart of Dubai with the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Residences Dubai Downtown. This iconic residential development, set for completion in 2028, will be the first-ever standalone Waldorf Astoria branded residences established outside of the United States.

The project is a joint venture between hospitality giant Hilton and NABNI Developments, Dubai’s esteemed real estate developer behind many of the city’s most coveted properties. It marks a significant milestone as NABNI continues redefining premium living experiences in the Middle East and Waldorf Astoria expands its prestigious global footprint.  

At an official signing ceremony attended by NABNI’s Chairman Abdulrahman Alsuwaidi, CEO Badr Alsuwaidi, and Hilton’s Daniel Wakeling, VP of Development for Luxury & Residential in Europe/Africa, the partnership was formalized to bring this new luxury residences to iconic Downtown Dubai.

“We strive to deliver exclusive living experiences redefining the UAE’s luxury branded residences segment,” stated Abdulrahman Alsuwaidi. “Waldorf Astoria Residences sets a new precedent for sophisticated living and bespoke services.”

Spanning a massive 1.5-acre, 65,000 sq ft plot, the Residences will blend a Waldorf Astoria-managed luxury hospitality experience with interiors by renowned design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates and architecture by Carlos Ott.  

Badr Alsuwaidi expressed his pride: “Bringing Waldorf Astoria Residences to the Middle East’s thriving real estate market is an honor. Our Hilton partnership crafts an iconic landmark reimagining modern luxury for discerning residents.”

Hilton’s Dino Michael highlighted the project’s significance: “Waldorf Astoria Residences Dubai Downtown is a milestone strengthening our EMEA luxury presence. This collaboration underscores our commitment to unparalleled experiences and confidence in the region’s growth potential.”

The partnership aligns with NABNI’s plans to deliver premium luxury homes while preserving Waldorf Astoria’s sophisticated spirit and seamlessly blending its cozy familiarity into Dubai’s luxury landscape.

Perfectly situated steps from the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, the Residences promises an unmatched living experience. Residents can indulge in signature services, century-old hospitality traditions, elite Hilton Honors status, plus exclusive access to Dubai’s attractions, luxury shopping, dining, and more.

With Carlos Ott Architects’ pedigree designing iconic buildings like the Lamborghini showroom for NABNI, the Residences are poised to be an architectural masterpiece elevating Dubai’s luxury residential offering.

As this groundbreaking development takes shape, Hilton’s renowned brand moves to the forefront of innovative luxury living in the region. The Waldorf Astoria Residences Dubai Downtown is set to redefine elevated living experiences in one of the world’s most thriving metropolises.


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