Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Launched in the UAE

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the brand's first hotel in the UAE and the 25th addition to the global Waldorf Astoria portfolio of 25 hotels and resorts globally.

Offering views of the Arabian Gulf, the 346-room Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah eyes the luxury market, with many distinctive features and amenities designed to bring the luxury and sophistication of Waldorf Astoria to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah for the first time.

Exclusively designed to mirror the classic features of an Arabian palace, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah boasts a wealth of experiences and services including spacious rooms and suites, a first-class 18-hole championship golf course, a private beach and two temperature-controlled outdoor pools. Dining aficionados can select from four signature restaurants, including specialty dining from US steakhouse, The Lexington Grill, Japanese dining Umi and Emirati-inspired cuisine at Marjan. The hotel also offers six exclusive entertainment and dining venues including Camelia, a traditional tea lounge; an intimate and exclusive nightclub; Waldorf's famous cigar bar and a choice of outdoor dining courtesy of Azure and Al Fayrouz.

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For relaxation and wellbeing, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah also offers a Waldorf Astoria Spa, one of the Emirate's largest spas, featuring an impressive 1,650 square meters (17,760 square feet) of surroundings with 12 luxurious bespoke treatment rooms as well as a VIP room.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is also destined to become a corporate favorite for meetings as well as business and social gatherings. With four meeting rooms, separate boardroom and a fully equipped business center, the hotel is also complemented by a range of exclusive outdoor event venues ideally placed for cocktail parties, soirees and intimate gatherings.

The hotel also includes two of Waldorf Astoria's brand signatures - a grand lobby clock and Peacock Alley, a public area that will become a hub for socializing. Inspired by the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah clock has been exclusively designed to honor regional Arab culture and will include the five daily prayer times. Peacock Alley, located across ground floor and mezzanine levels, is reflective of the grand social promenade that connected the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels.

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE is a popular choice among a number of travelers seeking authentic Emirati experience. Located just 45 minutes from one of the world's fastest growing airports in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah boasts mountain ranges, expanses of red sandy desert and green plains along a series of creeks and lagoons. Historic sites, forts and abandoned villages also echo the Emirate's 5,000-year heritage and add to the overall distinctive appeal of Ras Al Khaimah.

For more information, visit http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/waldorf-astoria-ras-al-khaimah-RKTWAWA/index.html.

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