First Waldorf Astoria Property Coming to Costa Rica

Hilton has announced the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Costa Rica, the new-build Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, currently under construction and expected to open in 2025.

The hotel marks a milestone signing for Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand, as it adds the Guanacaste destination to its portfolio of more than 30 properties around the world and builds upon the luxury brand’s presence of resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America, such as Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal and Waldorf Astoria Cancun, which opened earlier in NOV.

The Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste

Located on a peninsula with unobstructed ocean views, Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will offer 190 guest rooms and 25 Waldorf Astoria branded residences in Guanacaste, known for its scenery, forests and beaches. The property will focus on sustainability with only electric resort vehicles utilized on the property.

Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton, said, “Costa Rica is a fast-growing and highly sought-after destination that is an ideal place to introduce the world-class personal service of our Waldorf Astoria brand. We look forward to sharing our signature hospitality and creating unforgettable stays for our guests in this serene and beautiful location.”

Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste is part of the Cacique Costa Rica community set to offer retail, residences, and wellness experiences in ways that highlight nature and the local community. Situated on Guanacaste’s Cacique peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will offer guests views of volcanic landscapes, beach coves and tropical forests.

The resort will offer access to Guanacaste’s international airport (LIR - Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport) and two nearby beach towns featuring lively restaurants, bars and local shops.

The Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will feature 190 guest rooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite compound, as well as 25 private residences managed by Hilton with owner access to all resort amenities. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted in “El Pueblo,” the lobby area and hub for guests to relax, socialize and unwind. Guests can also expect a selection of food and beverage offerings, including a signature restaurant and bar, a specialty outlet and a gelato shop.

Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste’s amenities will include a holistic wellness center with a gym, movement studio, outdoor yoga, and lap and thermal pools. The cenote-inspired spa will have eight treatment rooms, plus three outdoor treatment rooms emulating a tree house, along with a variety of signature Waldorf Astoria Spa treatments.

Younger travellers will have a range of the resort’s family-friendly activities to choose from, including a kids center and teen’s club. For groups and events, the property will offer approximately 10,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities, including indoor and outdoor space, an event lawn and a ceremonial pavilion for weddings.

The luxury property will be eligible for Hilton Honors, the guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 brands.

For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, visit Stories from Hilton.

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