US hospitality group Hilton has announced plans for the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property to be built in Costa Rica in 2025.

The new-build Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2025.

Located on a peninsula with unobstructed ocean views, the Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will offer 190 guest rooms and 25 Waldorf Astoria branded residences. Guanacaste in Costa Rica is well known for its dramatic scenery, lush forests and beautiful beaches. The property will focus on sustainable luxury with an emphasis on architecture that blends into the surroundings, native flora and fauna, and offerings that connect guests with the natural environment. All resort vehicles utilised on the property will be electric.

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Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Photo: © 2022 Hilton)

“Hilton has always been committed to serving any guest, for any travel need, anywhere in the world, and we’re thrilled to expand our presence with the first Waldorf Astoria in Costa Rica,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “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.”

The hotel marks a milestone signing for Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand, as it welcomes a new and highly sought-after destination to its portfolio of more than 30 exclusive properties around the world and builds upon the luxury brand’s presence of iconic resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America. Earlier in November, Hilton opened the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal and the Waldorf Astoria Cancun. 

Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste is part of the Cacique Costa Rica community set to offer retail, residences, and wellness experiences in ways that highlight Guanacaste’s natural wonders and connect guests to the local community.

The Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will offer the perfect backdrop for adventure seekers, sunbathers and nature lovers alike with the area’s impressive volcanic landscapes, intimate beach coves and tropical forests. The destination-inspired barefoot luxury resort will be easily accessible to Guanacaste’s international airport and two nearby beach towns featuring lively restaurants, bars and local shops, truly embracing Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” lifestyle.

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