Luxury hotel company Hilton is set to expand its portfolio of luxurious hotels within the Asia Pacific after six landmark signings. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and LXR Hotels & Resorts will be the face of luxury travel in the region, which represents an approximately A$14 trillion growth opportunity to come over the next decade..
Hilton is Asia Pacific’s fastest growing hospitality company. Our recent signings and robust pipeline reflect the confidence that owners, developers, and investors have in Hilton to capture growing demand and deliver strong returns in APAC’s most sought-after destinations.
Clarence Tan, senior vice president, Development, Asia Pacific, Hilton
As a leading global luxury hospitality company, Hilton’s soaring growth and portfolio expansion comes as little surprise. The company manages over 18 brands and 7,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. And as international travel returns, the luxury travel sector is expected to grow by 42 percent from post-pandemic spending, according to data provided by Hilton.
From Osaka to Bali, here’s a look into the luxurious hotels Hilton has planned for the Asia Pacific region over the coming years.
Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur
Set to be the first Waldorf Astoria in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur destination is estimated to open in 2024 in the city’s exclusive “Golden Triangle”. Positioned moments from all that Kuala Lumpur has to offer, guests will be staying within walking distance of landmark shopping districts and only a 10-minute drive from the airport.
Steeped in luxury, the hotel will offer a wellness center, ballroom, meeting spaces, and five high-end restaurants, including Waldorf Astoria’s flagship Peacock Alley. Promising an unforgettable stay within lavish interiors, this landmark move will bring Hilton’s renowned world-class facilities and service to Malaysia.
After many years of shared success, we are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Tradewinds Corporation Berhad to launch Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in Malaysia. As one of Asia’s key gateway cities, Kuala Lumpur, and to a larger extent, Malaysia, has always been a priority market for Hilton.
Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Osaka
Expected to open in 2024, Hilton will bring its world-class hotel portfolio to Osaka, Japan. Famed for its cherry blossom trees and exotic street food, Osaka draws millions of tourists to its vibrant streets each year.
The hotel is set to sprawl across 12 stories of a 39-story high-rise building, delivering panoramic views of the city skyline. The hotel will be positioned within the Umekita project which is set to transform the Osaka station district.
Promised to deliver 252 guest rooms, three luxury restaurants including the famed Peacock Alley, wellness centers, a fitness room, banquet hall, and indoor pool, this hotel will offer plenty of sophisticated luxuries.
As Japan’s fourth most populated city and industrial capital, the expansion of Hilton into Nagoya represents an immense opportunity for the luxury hotel brand. A mixture of historic architecture from the Edo Period and modern business districts, Nagoya is densely populated and frequently visited.
The hotel will be conveniently located within key business districts and boast direct access to the Sakae Subway Station. Tourists will also benefit from being just a short distance from must-see attractions including the Atsuta Shrine, Osu shopping district, and Nagoya Castle..
Forecast to open in the summer of 2026, Conrad Nagoya will feature170-guest rooms, four high-class restaurants, a gym, a spa and an indoor pool. In addition to this will be a series of luxury appointments such as a rooftop bar, meeting rooms, ballroom, and executive lounge.
Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi
Waldorf Astoria will bring its unparalleled service and luxuries to the Nihonbashi district in Tokyo for the first time with a scheduled open date for 2026. The hotel will be positioned close to popular shopping districts, Tokyo stations, and central business districts. Only 20 kilometers from Haneda Airport, this Waldorf Astoria will span nine stories and boast 197 guest rooms.
An indoor pool, elegant lounge and bar, and meeting spaces promise to keep visitors busy when they’re not exploring the eclectic and bustling Tokyo. Whether you’re exploring the soothing sights of Japanese temples, drinking sake in the city streets, or filling your bags in one of the shopping districts, the Waldorf Astoria hotel will offer a calm sanctuary away from the bright city lights.
LXR Hotels & Resorts, Bali
The idyllic waters and golden sands of Bali are set to benefit from LXR Hotels & Resort’s timeless luxury, as the brand moves into the country later this year. Tucked along the limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, this move represents the first LXR-branded resort in South East Asia.
The resort, which is yet to be named, will feature a mix of panoramic ocean views, first-class cuisine, and 72 luxury suites, all located moments from iconic Balinese attractions including Melasti Beach and the Uluwatu Temple.
The Uluwatu region in Bali offers an alluring mix of clifftop views, local heritage, and authentic culture which-coupled with LXRs commitment to providing personalized service and immersive experiences- are the perfect blend to create profound travel experiences for independent and discerning travelers.
Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president, luxury & lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Sydney
Designed in conjunction with Tokyo firm Kengo & Associates and Sydney-based Crone Architects, Waldorf Astoria is set to debut in Sydney in 2025. Boasting an iconic waterside location in Circular Quay, the hotel will capture unrivaled Harbour Bridge views and decadent cuisine, and entertaining options.
Spanning an impressive 28 floors with 179 guest rooms, this hotel will be of breathtaking proportions and amenities. While Hilton currently owns and operates a portfolio of 29 hotels in the Australasia region, this signing will be the first Waldorf Astoria to enter Australia.
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