Waldorf Astoria Ras Al KhaimahUnited Arab Emirates
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Vienna Street, PO Box 14779
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Hilton Worldwide International
Date of Creation
Opened 1 August 2013
Hotel General Manager
Andre Herrenschmidt has enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Hilton Worldwide, including serving in numerous global roles in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Herrenschmidt began his Hilton Worldwide career in 1993 at the Hilton Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt.
WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH
History & Story
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah opened its doors to international travellers in August 2013 and has gained an enviable reputation as one of the UAE’s leading hotels. Part of the prestigious brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is part of an exclusive collection of properties known for offering True Waldorf Service, Truly Inspirational Environments and Unforgettable Experiences. Inspired by New York’s legendary Waldorf Astoria, each hotel in the fast growing brand has its own distinct character, timeless architecture and special history.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is cradled by the Hajar Mountains, a championship golf course, white sandy beaches and the azure waters of the Arabian Sea. The Hotel is a mere 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport and brings True Waldorf Service to one of the most alluring beach front locations in the Middle East.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The True Waldorf Service concept is an extension of the personal service principles that were first introduced at the legendary Waldorf Astoria property in New York. Under this service initiative, a personal concierge is assigned to each qualified guest and acts as their primary contact, before, during and – an industry first – after a stay, to guarantee every requirement and request is met.
Guests can indulge their senses, relish quiet moments alone and feel cosseted in the comfort of their own suite.
• Bath Master
A true Waldorf Astoria sensory experience. Guests can allow the Bath Master to draw their bath at the end of the day, or any time of day for that matter. A deluxe menu of bath infusions and fragrances is available for guests to choose from and that can be mood enhancing or altering. Blends of essential oils, aromas and infusions are available. This bathing experience is enriched further by a complementary unique culinary experience.
• Fragrance Master
Fragrances create memories. A slight hint of a certain scent brings back or creates sensory memoirs. The Fragrance Master helps create a special ambience in the guests’ room, at turndown, with the finest aromatherapy products. Bring the essence of the unique Waldorf Spa to the room with signature scents of rose, mint and jasmine. Perfect for retaining equilibrium, soothing any tension and preparing for a good night’s sleep.
• Sleep Master
Sleep rejuvenates and restores the soul. Guests can experience the ultimate pillow menu. Organic and natural pillows of heated cherry stones, buckwheat or the cosiest feather pillows are just part of the extensive menu available to ensure the most enchanting sleep. Provided at turndown and complemented with a delicious culinary experience. Better than home.
Ras Al Khaimah has as rich heritage, dating back over 5000 years which manifests in numerous historical sites, forts and abandoned villages and renowned for exceptional pearls. Discover a great range of extraordinary journeys.
Key sites/activities in the area
Ras Al Khaimah is the destination of choice for adventure, nature and tranquillity. This rising emirate boasts beautiful and dramatic mountains, azure blue sea with white beaches and a championship 18 hole golf course designed by Peter Harradine.
The iconic Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah clock standing at over six metres high is a golden master piece that welcomes guests in spectacular style. The feature includes a pearlised domed glass dial set with striking hour markers and aquamarine centre; a traditional gold plated Whitehurst 7 day mechanical movement with pendulum regulation drives the four sets of delicate gold plated hands.
The clock is completed in Arabian style with 5 rotating prayer rings at its base which show the exact minute of each prayer throughout the day.
The clock which is culturally rich in design took the team at Smith of Derby eight months to build, used over three tonnes of metal, steel and Champagne gold. The inscription on the clock, “From your homeland travel abroad to find glory” is taken from ancient Bedouin songs and poems which refer to travel in the region, this is reflected in the compass design of the clocks four faces.
An exclusive area for the little Waldorf Astoria people. From the age of three, children can take advantage the fun and fully equipped kids club with indoor play facilities and climbing frame. Open from 09.00 to 18.00 daily. Babysitting services are available on request.
• King Imperial Suite with Sea View and Balcony
• King Royal Suite with Sea View and Balcony
• King Tower Suite with Sea View and Balcony
• King Tower Suite
• King One Bedroom Suite with Sea View
• King Grand Junior Suite with Sea View and Balcony
• King Junior Suite with Sea View and Balcony
• King Junior Suite with Sea View
• Two Queen Deluxe Room with Sea View and Balcony
• King Deluxe Room with Sea View and Balcony
• Two Queen Deluxe Room with Golf View and Balcony
• King Deluxe room with Golf View and Balcony
• King Classic Accessible Room
• Two Queen Classic Room
• King Classic Room
More about our accommodation
Restaurants & Bars
• Lexington Grill – US steak house
• Marjan – Middle Eastern restaurant, celebrity chef Joe Barza created menus
• Qasr al Bahar – Main buffet restaurant
• UMI – Japanese
• Peacock Alley – Lounge
• Camelia – Tea lounge
• Cigar Bar – Cigar bar
• 17Squared – Evening lounge
• Azure – Pool side restaurant
• Al Fayrouz – Adult only pool side restaurant
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• 12 treatment rooms
• 1 VIP couples suite
• Gym with studio and personal trainer
Corporate & Celebration Events
Extra Notable Features
Water adventures, Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club and Sailing Academy, Golf, Desert Safaris, Falconry, Camel Racing, Iceland Water Park, National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Khatt Springs, Dhayah Fort, Jazirat Al Hamra, The Land of Pearls; a Journey, Archery, Desert Horse Riding, Al Jazeirah Aviation Club, Seawings, deep sea fishing and Prince of Sea saling excursions.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• World Travel Awards, Ras Al Khaimah’s Leading Resort
• Business Travel Awards, Best Hotel in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates
• Five star Alliance Best New Hotel
• HOT LIST Middle East Best 12 New Hotels, Conde Nast Traveller Middle East
• Top 25 Hotels ME, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
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