The iconic Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah hotel has reopened its doors revealing a stunning transformation. After an extensive refurbishment, the resort has unveiled 203 rooms in total including 149 beautifully appointed guest rooms and 54 suites with breathtaking views. Also refurbished during the transformation were nine restaurants and lounges, extensive outdoor space for private events and weddings, and the resort’s golden masterpiece, the six-meter clock in the heart of the lobby.
Reflecting the rich history of grand clocks at Waldorf Astoria properties around the world, it features a domed glass dial with a striking aquamarine centre. Paying homage to its Arabic roots, the clock features rotating prayer rings for precise prayer times, and bears an inscription from ancient Bedouin songs.
The Clock, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
One of the most notable changes to the resort is the new look of the guestrooms and suites. The spacious and well-appointed suites, designed with notes of greens and blues inspired by the waters of the Arabian Gulf, are complemented by Waldorf Astoria’s elevated personalized service – with each guest assigned a Personal Concierge who attends to every detail of their stay from pre-arrival to post-departure.
An exciting stay also awaits the resort’s smallest guests with a junior check-in, special amenities and a dedicated children’s club with a varied, fun-filled program. In addition, the resort’s unique concierge program, Little Hotelier, allows children to step into the world of hospitality for a day and learn new skills while creating beautiful memories during their stay.
Lexington Grill & Bar
Guests can now explore interactive culinary journeys in nine enhanced restaurants, lounges and bars. This includes the signature Japanese restaurant UMI, known for its authentic sushi, entertaining Teppanyaki demonstrations and the UAE’s largest sake collection as well as the American-style steak house Lexington Grill & Bar, popular for its dry-aged, tender steak and a wide selection of the best wines and creative cocktails. The resort’s dining scene also introduces a new concept of Ras Al Khaimah’s first cigar bar, Sijar Lounge. Additionally, guests and residents alike can explore the newly revamped Palm Shore Pool Bar where evenings come alive with vibrant DJ entertainment and breathtaking sunsets. Executive Chef Michael Kreiling has created exquisite menus tailored to each venue, ensuring a truly exceptional dining experience.
“The reimagined Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah brings refined accommodation to guests seeking a unique experience and the epitome of Arabian hospitality. We want our guests to not only experience a luxury stay but an unforgettable journey that resonates with them long after their departure,” said Adrian Stoppe, General Manager of the iconic luxury hotel.