Waldorf Astoria Kuwait

Art deco glamour and Kuwaiti extravagance

Old World luxury flows throughout the new Waldorf Astoria Kuwait, where it merges with Kuwaiti extravagance, the latest technology and friendly service.

For some of that extravagance, stay in one of the suites to gain access to the Ikaros Club. During the day, it serves as an exclusive work and leisure lounge. By night, the Ikaros Club offers a glittering view of Kuwait City. Food and drinks are served in an elegant setting along with a dedicated concierge service. Stylish and tranquil, with soft piano music playing, it’s a wonderful place to relax. But even if you don’t stay in a suite, you can drop off the little ones at the kids club and partake in the five restaurants and bars, the peaceful spa or the enticing alfresco pool.

You will see nods to Waldorf Astoria tradition throughout, including a clock in the lobby. Each property has a unique clock, and Waldorf Astoria Kuwait’s Smith of Derby-made timepiece features a gold skeleton encased in glass with a Bohemian glass and metal sculpture inspired by the solar system.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Waldorf Astoria Kuwait is known for its unique interiors. Designed by the firm LW, the hotel combines Waldorf Astoria’s classic art deco and Kuwaiti-inspired fixtures and artworks. The color scheme of blue, gold and black represents the sea, sand and oil of Kuwait. The property holds more than 5,000 pieces of art, sourced both locally and abroad.
  • Every room at the Kuwait hotel radiates opulence and comfort. Extensive suites measure up to nearly 3,800 square feet and come furnished with custom-made leather trunks, gold fixtures and artwork inspired by sand dunes. Bathrooms and floors are rich with agate and marble. A pillow menu and plush beds ensure a solid night’s sleep. Technology is on point: rooms have 65-inch televisions, Bentley hair dryers and Bose speakers.
  • For wellness, beauty and rejuvenation, head to the state-of-the-art Waldorf Astoria Spa for face and body treatments, hammam sessions, hydrotherapy and relaxation pods with light and sound services. The ultimate luxury is the spa’s Amra gold, diamond or pearl facials.
  • Escape the heat at Waldorf Astoria Kuwait’s pool surrounded by palm trees and cabanas. The water is a perfect temperature in which to swim most days of the year, and you can sip cool poolside drinks served by Oxio bar.
  • The luxury hotel happens to be connected to the biggest shopping center in the country: The Avenues Mall. Apart from every shop you ever imagine, there are air-conditioned paved streets lined with restaurants, cafés, cinemas, an escape room, an ice-skating rink, a playground and an art studio. You’ll never be bored.

The Restaurants

  • Peacock Alley, a New York-style café and lounge exclusive to Waldorf Astoria hotels, sits in the lobby, where it serves its famous afternoon tea. Already a favorite in Kuwait, the lavish afternoon tea features bite-sized savories, pastries and chocolates made on the premises as well as fresh fruit and imported fine cheese. The presentation is excellent, with the mini cakes in the form of roses dusted in edible gold.
  • Roka is one of Kuwait’s most authentic Japanese restaurants. Aside from serving the traditional fresh sashimi and dumplings, the menu features some original fun fusion items and must-try mocktails.
  • Ava intertwines Italian, Middle Eastern and French flavors throughout the Mediterranean menu. The luxury hotel’s restaurant offers shareable dishes for family-style group dining in private rooms or opt for à la carte dining for one on the terrace overlooking the domed hall of The Avenues Mall. Ava is well known for its wood-fired pizzas, fine hummus and tiramisu, but it is perhaps most famous in Kuwait for its breakfast. Waldorf Astoria Kuwait offers an outstanding eggs Benedict, just like the New York flagship hotel.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
1873 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Road, 92000, Kuwait
KWI (14-24 min)  
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