Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) opened its doors, joining two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE.

The 275-room hotel occupies the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman, a complex featuring residences and office towers.

Guests will enjoy a unique reception and check-in experience on the 18th floor, which is also home to the hotel’s dining and wellness facilities and acts as the true heartbeat of the hotel.

All 275 guest rooms, including 46 suites and 28 residential suites, offer unobstructed views of the downtown Dubai skyline, which can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows in each room.

The hotel’s design is inspired by the iconic architecture, lifestyle and mid-modern style of the 1960s, and features a multifunctional design peppered with marble, ebony, brass and bronze materials.

All onsite restaurants and bars are located on the 18thfloor and include:

  • Bull & Bear: Inspired by the original once located in the Waldorf Astoria New York, Bull & Bear is the hotel’s signature restaurant which offers a twist on the legendary eatery.
  • St Trop: An oasis in the heart of the city, St. Trop serves up a slice of the French Riviera in DIFC. This  rooftop lounge, along with its pool, whirlpool and timber decking, is perfect for drinks and light bites from day to night.
  • Peacock Alley: Peacock Alley is an elegant lounge and bar ideal for both sophisticated gatherings and informal gatherings. The term “Peacock Alley” was coined to portray the daily promenade of people through the original colonnade connecting The Waldorf and The Astoria hotels in New York City.

The property has meeting and event space, including a nearly 4,000-square-foot grand ballroom with a prefunction area, a boardroom and meeting rooms. There is also a unique library concept with an open kitchen for up to 40 guests.

The hotel also offers Waldorf Astoria Spa with four treatment suites and the hotel’s fitness center offers state-of-the-art equipment and views of Dubai’s skyline.

Information is based off a press release from Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre.