Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Opens Iconic Luxury Hotel in Jerusalem
Discerning luxury travellers can now experience unforgettable moments just steps from the Holy City with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
homage to this world-class heritage destination, the opening of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is a prestigious moment in the celebrated history of Waldorf Astoria. I am excited that we are now welcoming our first guests with True Waldorf Service at this historic and inspirational Jerusalem address."
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is located on the site of the former Palace Hotel, previously one ofJerusalem's most renowned properties, which last checked-in guests in 1935. Ideally located within walking distance of the walls of the Old City and the famous Jaffa Gate, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is the only internationally-branded luxury hotel in the city. The hotel adjoins Jerusalem's upscale shopping centre, Mamilla, and overlooks Independence Park, offering visitors the ideal base from which to explore the sights of the city.
Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide, said, "WaldorfAstoria Jerusalem is a wonderful addition to our luxury portfolio in the region and marks a new chapter of our company's history in Israel, almost 50 years since we opened our first Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv. I am delighted that we are bringing the luxury of the Waldorf Astoria brand to Jerusalem, supporting Israel's strong visitor offering as it continues to enhance its status as one of the world's most exciting destinations."
The breath-taking centrepieces of the hotel are the grand entry and lofty atrium promenade, featuringa retractable glass ceiling which floods the hotel with natural light throughout the day. Complemented by arched windows, this open-air architectural style creates the atmosphere of a Jerusalem city street. Drawing on the rich heritage of Waldorf Astoria, a towering, iconic clock rests in the atrium expanse, with four sets of numbers covering its four bold faces. Blending Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture, the hotel is a wonderful mixture of cultures, creating a fascinating space beyond the hotel's beautifully preserved 80-year old façade.
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem features 226 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites spread over tenfloors, all of which offer unparalleled comfort and the finest amenities, with many overlooking the spectacular city and park. Guests are offered an enviable selection of dining choices which include a French brasserie and a gourmet Italian restaurant.
Expected to open in 2015, two indoor lap pools, two gyms and two wet and dry saunas will be amongan abundance of recreational facilities available at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Additionally, a boutique spa will offer guests the opportunity to relax and unwind with an array of treatment offerings.
Destined to become a preferred choice for event planners, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is the city's firstchoice setting for meetings, events and grand celebrations. Key features include nine state-of-the-art meeting rooms and an 800-person capacity pillar-free ballroom. Ideal for any number of special occasions, the hotel is the perfect setting for business meetings, glamorous banquets and unforgettable social occasions.
From arrival to departure, guests will not only be embraced by the hotel's inspirational environments,but also welcomed by True Waldorf Service. Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem's Personal Concierges will ensure that each guest receives anticipatory and personalized service before, during and after their stay.
"Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem's opening is a notable moment for tourism in this ancient city that pridesitself on warm hospitality," said Guy Klaiman, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. "Together with my multi-lingual international team of seasoned professionals, we look forward to offering guests True Waldorf Service including Personal Concierges while making a meaningful contribution to the country's tourism map."
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allowsmembers to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,000 hotels worldwide.
To book a reservation at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem or to explore the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resortsportfolio of hotels, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com. For more information about the Waldorf Astoria brand, please visit http://news.waldorfastoria.com.
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