Grand Reveal: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Unveils Its Transformed Elegance

In a momentous event, the iconic Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah welcomes guests once again, showcasing a remarkable transformation that ushers in a new era of luxury. Following an extensive refurbishment, the resort unveils a total of 203 keys, comprising 149 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and 54 suites, each offering breathtaking views.

The extensive transformation encompasses not only the accommodations but also nine restaurants and lounges, expansive outdoor spaces ideal for private events and weddings, and a golden masterpiece at the heart of the lobby—the six-meter clock. Embodying the rich legacy of grand clocks at Waldorf Astoria properties worldwide, this clock features a domed glass dial with a striking aquamarine center. Paying homage to its Arabic roots, the clock incorporates rotating prayer rings for accurate prayer times and carries an inscription from ancient Bedouin songs.

A standout highlight of the resort’s renewal is the redesigned guestrooms and suites. The spacious, well-appointed suites, adorned with hues of greens and blues inspired by the Arabian Gulf waters, are accompanied by Waldorf Astoria’s elevated personalized service. Each guest is assigned a Personal Concierge, dedicated to attending to every detail from pre-arrival to post-departure, ensuring an unparalleled stay experience.

Young guests are in for an exciting treat with a junior check-in, special amenities, and a dedicated children’s club offering a diverse and entertaining program. The resort introduces the Little Hotelier concierge program, allowing children to delve into the world of hospitality, learning new skills and creating cherished memories during their stay.

Culinary enthusiasts can embark on interactive culinary journeys in the resort’s nine enhanced restaurants, lounges, and bars. Notable highlights include the signature Japanese restaurant UMI, renowned for its authentic sushi and entertaining Teppanyaki demonstrations, and the American-style steakhouse Lexington Grill & Bar, celebrated for its dry-aged, tender steaks and an extensive selection of wines and creative cocktails. Adding to the dining scene is Ras Al Khaimah’s first cigar bar, Sijar Lounge. The Palm Shore Pool Bar, newly revamped, comes alive in the evenings with vibrant DJ entertainment and breathtaking sunsets. Executive Chef Michael Kreiling has crafted exquisite menus tailored to each venue, promising a truly exceptional dining experience for guests and residents alike.