WALDORF ASTORIA COMES TO XIAMEN

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts have announced the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Xiamen in China.

Featuring 245 rooms and suites, this is the fourth Waldorf Astoria hotel in Greater China and the sixth in the Asia Pacific region, representing a milestone opening for the company in 2020.

Dino Michael, Global Category Head, Luxury Brands, Hilton (Photo – Barnes / Cleverdis)

“The opening of Waldorf Astoria Xiamen is a significant step forward for the storied Waldorf Astoria brand as we continue to elevate the level of luxury hospitality all over the world,” said Dino Michael, Global Category Head, Luxury Brands, Hilton. “We are thrilled to welcome this property to our family of 32 iconic Waldorf Astoria hotels including Asia’s own Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and Waldorf Astoria Beijing here in China, all of which provide guests with our legendary True Waldorf Service experienced through the lens of the world’s most sought-after destinations.”

Situated nine kilometres from the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, in the heart of Xiamen within the Siming District, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen evokes a modern and refined re-imagination of the coastal city’s unique cultural traditions as a seaside port at the intersection of global culture in Asia.

Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton

“As the sixth Waldorf Astoria hotel to open in Asia Pacific, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen is part of the growing momentum of Hilton’s Luxury estate in the region. This launch follows closely on the back of our recent signing of the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Japan which will open in Tokyo in 2026. As we look to open 17 more hotels across our three luxury brands in our regional pipeline over the coming years, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen will be a shining example of how our team pulled out all the stops to a truly remarkable hotel during one of the most challenging moments in history. We have every confidence Waldorf Astoria Xiamen will be a destination that is highly sought after and on top-of-mind for travellers within and beyond China,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

Waldorf Astoria Xiamen taps into the rich past of this historic port city along China’s southeast coast for its inspiration and aesthetic. The uniquely designed space transports guests back to the city’s culturally rich beginnings with a neo-classical fusion of Nanyang tradition, reinterpreting European architectural style of contemporary elements and exquisite details through the lens of Waldorf Astoria’s enduring commitment to aesthetic sensibility and classic splendour.

The grand garden mansion offers discerning guests a sanctuary of serenity and natural light immediately as they are welcomed through the Trellis, a modern and palatial space for dining and socialising, into a reception area flush with rich emerald blues. Rich botanical life and details abound to complement the earthy charm of the city itself, while circular elements are a motif within the hotel’s innovative design, referencing harmony, togetherness and the intertwining of local and international culture.

Waldorf Astoria Xiamen’s exquisite restaurant offerings will raise the bar on fine dining in the city. Brasserie One offers sophisticated all-day dining in a lavish environment, with a menu of Western and European dishes of premium beef and seafood with table-side service.

The hotel’s classic Fujian restaurant Hokklo is inspired by the unique ke jia dialect of the Fujian region, with a menu of rare and traditional dishes, from stir-fried mud crab to bird’s nest congee, that invites guests to indulge in a contemporary yet uncompromising approach to authentic Fujian cuisine, where traditional cooking methods meet innovative presentations. Live cooking from the acclaimed chefs provides a visual feast in addition to the delicacies on offer, all of which are devised from the freshest sea and farm to table ingredients. The Chef’s Table option at Hokklo offers a fine dining experience with menus customised to each guest’s preferences.

At Peacock Alley, guests can bask in the breeze of Xiamen over afternoon tea at the lush outdoor garden terrace or the elegant Art Deco inspired interior. The Alley’s wedding photoshoot-ready Grand Staircase and sprawling terrace all make for unforgettable social events and gatherings. After nightfall, bar and lounge 1387 offers refined salon culture, from wine tastings to live music in a speakeasy-inspired space.

Opulence with KA bathtubs at new W.A. Xiamen

Waldorf Astoria Xiamen features rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows with abundant sunlight and breathtaking views. All guest rooms include Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, beds from Simmons and bathrooms outfitted with spacious bathtubs from KA. Discerning guests can also choose between two design experiences in the guest rooms: a light design of lush aqua blues that calls to mind the sparkling serenity of Xiamen’s coastal landscape, or a richer, warmer palette of earthy tones in a nod to Xiamen’s vibrant tea culture.

WA Xiamen King Deluxe Room

The nature-inspired spa at Waldorf Astoria Xiamen combines urban and chic, with private outdoor terraces and deluxe treatments including the exclusive Aroma Hydro Thermal Therapy Experience. The 24-hour fitness centre boasts state-of-the-art equipment and amenities that include a very large outdoor swimming pool, healthy green foliage and a playground, all on a spacious fifth-floor terrace overlooking the city.