Hilton and Al Hamra to Launch 43 Ultra-Luxury Apartments in RAK

June 21, 2024

In a groundbreaking partnership, global hospitality giant Hilton and UAE lifestyle developer Al Hamra have announced the Waldorf Astoria Residences Ras Al Khaimah, the first of its kind residential property within a luxury resort in the UAE. Hilton and Al Hamra will launch the 43-ultra-luxury apartments project scheduled to open in 2026. The flagship project promises to redefine luxury living in the Northern Emirates. Here’s everything about this new Hilton Al Hamra development.

Waldorf Astoria Residences - The Ultra-Luxury Apartments at Ras Al Khaimah

The Hilton Al Hamra development, Waldorf Astoria Residences, is located within the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Resort and will feature 43 opulent homes. These branded residences will be furnished with meticulous attention to detail and offer private amenities and exclusive benefits to residence owners. Residents will enjoy palatial interiors complemented by breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and the Al Hamra Golf Course.

A standout feature of Waldorf Astoria Residences Ras Al Khaimah is the private resident lounge on the 16th floor. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, this lounge includes a skylight terrace, cigar salon, custom-designed wine storage and tasting room, lounge, and private dining rooms. This exclusive space is designed to offer a refined and intimate setting for residents to unwind and entertain.

Residents will have access to the resort's renowned food and beverage offerings, as well as expansive leisure and recreational facilities. One of the latest projects in RAK includes a private spa facility with state-of-the-art fitness and recovery amenities, round-the-clock personal trainers, a golf simulation room, a private theatre, a pet grooming center, and on-call concierge services. These amenities are designed to provide a comprehensive luxury living experience in these luxury residences in the Northern Emirates.

Ras Al Khaimah: Attracting Global Investors with Luxury Living

Benoy Kurien, Group CEO of Al Hamra, emphasized that this new launch reflects a growing preference for high-end luxury living in the northern emirates. 

"This highlights increasing confidence from global investors in the emirate's progress and desire to make it their home," said Kurien. 

He further stated that Al Hamra's expertise in delivering innovative lifestyle experiences, combined with Waldorf Astoria’s timeless luxury and service, will result in a world-class living environment.

Dino Michael, Global Category Head of Hilton Luxury Brands, highlighted that this development is a significant milestone for Waldorf Astoria in the UAE. 

"The debut of the residences will set a new benchmark for luxury residential projects and furthers Hilton's commitment to offering unparalleled experiences within the hospitality and real estate sector," said Michael. 

He also mentioned that this Ras Al Khaimah development joins a series of upcoming branded residential projects under Hilton’s luxury portfolio, including locations in Athens, New York, Costa Rica, and Downtown Dubai.

The Waldorf Astoria Residences Ras Al Khaimah marks a significant development in luxury living in the UAE. With its prime location, exquisite interiors, exclusive amenities, and world-class service, this project is poised to attract discerning buyers seeking an unparalleled living experience. As Hilton and Al Hamra combine their strengths, the future of luxury living in Ras Al Khaimah looks incredibly promising.

Role of Al Hamra in RAK’s Massive Growth

Since its inception in 2003, Al Hamra has played a pivotal role in transforming the Northern Emirate’s real estate and investment landscape across the residential, retail, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment sectors. Aligned with Ras Al Khaimah’s Vision 2030, Al Hamra has revealed an ambitious five-year roadmap, anchored by a three-pronged strategy to deliver premier lifestyle experiences, high-quality products, and world-class services.

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The distance from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is approximately 112 kilometers (70 miles). The journey typically takes around 1 to 1.5 hours by car, depending on traffic conditions

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts was reopened in December 2023 after a massive renovation. The resort features 203 rooms, including 149 elegantly appointed guest rooms and 54 suites with stunning views. The transformation also included the renovation of nine restaurants and lounges, the spa and wellness center, event spaces, and the six-meter clock in the lobby.

Al Hamra has developed a range of high-profile projects, including Al Hamra Village, Al Hamra Marina, and Al Hamra Mall. They also manage several luxury hospitality properties such as Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Residences.

The Waldorf Astoria is a brand under Hilton, a prominent global hospitality company.

Waldorf Astoria is located on Palm Jumeirah's eastern crescent.

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