WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH CELEBRATES A YEAR OF SUCCESS
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah celebrates its first anniversary with a string of notable successes
Waldorf Astoria Ras AL Khaimah has soared through its first year of opening with a triumphant succession of awards and celebratory highlights.
The renowned Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah opened on 1 August 2013, and has since enjoyed a wondrous 12 months, taking a grand total of 31 industry and individual awards. During this time it has enjoyed the praise and adulation from guests and won the hearts of visitors from far and wide.
The palatial, now landmark, palace of Ras Al Khaimah, with lavish, yet elegant interiors, the world famous Peacock Alley and the stunning iconic clock in the lobby has captured the interest of journalists, photographers, fashion designers, car launches and international event and wedding organisers from across the globe.
In the hotel restaurants, the team have served over 2,415 legendary Black Angus tenderloin steaks in the famed Lexington Grill, mixed 20,285 cocktails while the behind-the-scenes pastry team has used over 3.4 tons of chocolate, served 85.000 croissants and exhausted 17.5 tons of flour making the tasty delicacies for Waldorf Astoria’s famous afternoon teas.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and the dedicated team together accepted 31 awards which included 2014 Conde Nast Traveller Middle East - HOT LIST Middle East Best 12 New Hotels, MENA Travel Awards Best 5-Star New Hotel for The Year 2013 Silver, Five star Alliance Best New Hotel 2014, 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award - Top Hotels with Exceptional Service - United Arab Emirates, and 2014 Caterer Awards - Highly Commended Pastry Chef of the Year: Christiane Trilck.
To celebrate in style throughout the month of August, guests can enjoy a fantastic summer offer. The anniversary offers sees a discount of 33% on all room rates PLUS a guaranteed upgrade. For further information visit www.waldorfastoria.com. For all stays before the end of August 2014.
Andre Herrenschmidt, general manager at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah proudly stated “We have had a phenomenal first year. The hotel has attracted people from all over the world but has been of particular appeal to guests from the region who enjoy the proximity and status of staying at a Waldorf Astoria. Our very first guest in the hotel has already returned from overseas and a local visitor has stayed with us over 25 times in the space of a year. The talented team have put the hotel on the map, awards have been given and compliments paid. We anticipate a successful second year and look forward to welcoming new and regular guests to the hotel to experience True Waldorf Service.”
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 24 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world’s most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service. Personal concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. From signature culinary excellence, 12 world-class golf courses and 23 rejuvenating spas, Waldorf Astoria offers luxuriously appointed accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Waldorf Astoria is a global luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide with development plans to add 12 new hotels to the brand. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or learn more about this expanding portfolio by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.