Connected to The Avenues, the country’s largest retail, entertainment and lifestyle destination, the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is gearing up to open its doors to the public this summer.
From its prime location, timeless luxurious design, to its bespoke wellness offering and world-class dining experiences, here are five things to know about the highly anticipated luxury property.
Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is owned by Mabanee, a leading real estate developer known for its modern vision and excellence in innovation projects. Connected to The Avenues, the country’s largest retail, entertainment and lifestyle destination, Waldorf Astoria Kuwait will feature 200 contemporary deluxe rooms and suites with panoramic views of the vibrant city. Guests will enjoy a transformative journey of the senses at this ultra-luxurious property, from exquisite dining venues to the awe-inspiring 13,560sqft Waldorf Spa that will leave them feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Meanwhile, beautiful meeting and event spaces – including a spectacular Grand Ballroom – will provide idyllic venues for unforgettable celebrations or tailored corporate events.
THE BEATING HEART OF THE CITY
Connected to the famous Avenues, the largest shopping mall in Kuwait, where guests can treat themselves to an impressive array of shops, restaurants and entertainment options, Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is an unrivalled destination for prestige and luxury. Just 11km and a 15-minute drive from Kuwait International Airport, the property’s prime location offers guests convenient access to beloved local attractions such as the Kuwait Opera House, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, and the Grand Mosque.
LOCALLY INFUSED LUXURY
Emulating the luxury of this vibrant city, the walls of the lobby, guestrooms and suites are all adorned with fine art prints from renowned local and international artists and galleries.
The interiors reflect a sense of timeless luxury with traditional elements such as the iconic Waldorf Astoria Lobby Clock and Peacock Alley.
A stand-out element of the hotel lobby is the Waldorf Astoria Clock, which was meticulously crafted to reflect the significance of the solar system to the Islamic world. Until today, it is the most accurate way to determine the direction of Mecca by using the pole star and time-keeping when to pray. Astronomy was also used as a tool for navigation, whereby Arab nomads studied the sky in detail, calculated positions of stars and found their way around in the desert. With this inspiration, the Waldorf Astoria Clock was designed in two parts: the solar system was modeled into the top half of the clock as a world globe, and the bottom half as the actual clock face which functions regularly.
EXCLUSIVITY AT ITS FINEST
From the signature Waldorf Astoria Spa, a Technogym-equipped fitness center and the family-friendly Waldorf Astoria Kids’ Club, to an eclectic array of first-class restaurants such as Mediterranean restaurant, AVA, and Roka, award-winning Japanese Robatayaki, Waldorf Astoria Kuwait offers an incredible, tailored exclusive experience to guests of all ages and interests.
Guests in the Ikaros Club rooms, Ikaros Club Suites, Presidential Suites or the Royal Suite have access to the Ikaros Club, where they can enjoy contemporary luxury in a majestic setting. The Ikaros Club offers an exclusive dining experience including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, dessert and complimentary beverages. Club members enjoy private check-in/out, a complimentary selection of international newspapers and magazines, a personalized concierge to provide travel assistance and help manage bookings and reservations across the city, high-speed internet and access to the Library, business center and a private meeting room.
WORLD-CLASS DINING EXPERIENCES
Waldorf Astoria Kuwait also offers a spectacular range of dining options, from formal dining, romantic dinners in our cabanas, poolside refreshments, family gatherings, to a cosy café setting – the property offers a dining option for all guests.
Most notably, ROKA, the award-winning Japanese robatayaki restaurant, brings one of the world’s finest dining experiences to Waldorf Astoria Kuwait. Its design is rooted in the Japanese fishing culture of cooking the catch on boats using various charcoals and sharing it with other fishermen. Meanwhile, the property’s Mediterranean restaurant, Av, offers a taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Inspired by the relaxed lifestyle along the coast, the cuisine is light, fresh and delicious. In this laid back, yet stylish venue, the best of the three coastal regions in the Mediterranean – from the French Riviera, the South of Italy, and the Greek Islands – are showcased for diners to explore.
Other dining outlets within the property include the NYC cafe with Parisian influence Peacock Alley, an ideal venue for both sophisticated and informal gatherings, OXIO Poolside Lounge and Bar offering a refreshing retreat for people looking to escape the city until sunset, later transforming into Kubbar Poolside Restaurantsurrounded by foliage and greenery and offering pristine Levantine cuisine.
A WELLNESS HAVEN
At Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, guests have everything they need for the perfect escape. Guests are invited to take a much-needed break from the bustle of everyday life and indulge in calming treatments offered at the Waldorf Astoria Spa.
The guests can enjoy the ultimate relaxing experience in lavish separate male and female spa areas with private arrival and consultation lounges.
Meanwhile, the Suite provides private changing and bathroom facilities, a double treatment zone with therapyperformed on warmed water pillows or warmed quartz crystal for maximum relaxation, with seated foot ritual area, lounging zone, bathing experience, private hammam, and steam room.
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