Venue Walkthrough: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah For Extravagant Weddings

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Welcome to another grand wedding venue walkthrough! Today we are taking you to UAE’s prestigious Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah property. Our tour guide today is Ruth Carpenter, Marketing and PR Manager of this beautiful resort. Enjoy the tour!

1) Tell us a bit about your venue. What sets it apart from other venues?

 Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah opened its doors to international travelers in August 2013 and has gained an enviable reputation as one of the UAE’s leading hotels. Part of the prestigious brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is part of an exclusive collection of properties known for offering true Waldorf service, truly inspirational environments and unforgettable experiences. Inspired by New York’s legendary Waldorf Astoria, each hotel in the fast growing brand has its own distinct character, timeless architecture and special history. Unlike any other venue in Ras Al Khaimah, Waldorf Astoria stands as a landmark in the Emirate just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Combing an unparalleled service ideology and culinary excellence across as wide range of international catering options – Waldorf Astoria pulls together a choice of stunning venues, tailor-made packages and world-class accommodation.

2. What are the unique features of the rooms and ceremony halls in Waldorf?

The property offers an impressive array of first floor, multi-functional and state-of-the-art event spaces with lots of natural daylight and views over the Arabian Sea or the famed Al Hamra Championship Golf Course. The first floor is easily accessible by elevator or escalator and each room is named after precious stones, metals or the famous pearl fishing industry in the area. All of the meeting rooms have an eclectic mix of beautiful Italian lighting, screens and sound systems. A selection of break-out rooms make for easy coffee breaks and light lunches. The hotel has large outdoor spaces including a 350 metre pristine private beachfront, large grassed areas and a private cabana area that’s popular for weddings and particularly for ceremonies.

3.  Do you target any particular niche or category of brides and grooms?

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is an opulent and versatile beachfront resort, perfect for all styles of wedding celebrations. That said; the property is popular for destination weddings, owing to its tranquil location in the Emirates of Ras Al Khaimah but with close links to Dubai international Airport 45 minutes away. Historically the hotel has been mostly booked for large Indian weddings, in a buy-out form where the hotel is completely blocked for the event.

4. We have heard a lot about the True Waldorf Service. Can you tell us a bit about it?

Legendary Service

To deliver a truly bespoke experience, True Waldorf Service takes a three-pronged approach (terms and conditions apply):

  • True Waldorf Service Welcome – Before they even arrive, guests receive a personalized email connecting them to their personal concierge and offering the opportunity to pre-arrange services and special requests attuned to their history and personal preferences and in relation to the destination. The personal concierge then welcomes the guest upon arrival.
  • True Waldorf Service Experience – Once onsite, the personal concierge ensures guests receive a true VIP experience, starting with a private escort to guest rooms, bypassing the standard check-in process. While the personal concierge serves as the guest’s primary point contact, he or she is also their personal resource for hotel and resort information and for coordinating with the full staff to deliver seamless, personalized luxury. Outside of this, guests have 24-hour access to designated representatives with local expertise and an informed understanding of their needs.
  • True Waldorf Service Invitation to Return – An industry first, the Invitation to Return enhances the guest’s stay and takes the hassle out of departure travel by offering additional services  such as packing services, boxed lunches, home luggage delivery, transportation arrangements and expedited checkout, all arranged through the personal concierge. Guests receive a small departure gift reflective of the local property or culture and a follow-up thank you note after the trip concludes.

To book Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah for your big day, click here.

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