Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Opens Late 2024

Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Opens Late 2024

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There’s an exciting new Waldorf Astoria slated to open later this year, which will no doubt prove to be a popular getaway for Hilton Honors members from the United States.

Basics of the Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Cacique

The Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Cacique is expected to open in November 2024, but isn’t yet accepting reservations. The property will feature 190 accommodations plus 41 residences. It will be located in Guanacaste, on a peninsula with unobstructed ocean views, just a short drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR).

The resort will have all the amenities you’d expect, from a large, multi-level pool, to a spa and gym, to a variety of dining outlets. Exact details are limited, though, so I’ll be sure to post an update once we know more, and once the hotel becomes bookable.

Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica rendering
Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica rendering
Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica rendering

This is an exciting new points property, but…

I’m excited about the Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica. Costa Rica is gorgeous, and this part of the country has beautiful nature, and lots to do if you’re looking for an active vacation.

This is in the same general area as the Peninsula Papagayo development, where you’ll find the Andaz and Four Seasons. It’s nice to see plans for the Waldorf Astoria, as this should be the most luxurious points property in the region.

Now, in theory I’m looking forward to being able to redeem Hilton Honors points here. However, it sure seems like nowadays Hilton loves to have a very limited number of standard rooms at luxury properties, making redemptions very challenging.

The “no blackout dates” policy on hotel redemptions used to mean something back in the day, back when all standard rooms were actually made available for award redemptions. However, with hotels increasingly creating new sub-categories of standard rooms for the purposes of redemptions, that greatly limits the usefulness (and this is something Hilton Honors is especially guilty of).

Bottom line

The Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica is expected to open in late 2024, and will be a great new option for those looking for an easy luxury getaway from the United States. The resort looks gorgeous, and will probably be significantly nicer than the Andaz.

What do you make of the new Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica?

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  1. Jimmy James Guest

    I'm so proud that such a prestigious Hotel would take up residence in Costa Rica. Can't wait to bring my family to see this gem.

  2. AD Diamond

    I'm so tired of not being able to make decent points booking at Hiltons. One of the reasons I started booking away from hiltons (besides the pitiful elite recognition in the US) is that i'm sitting on a ridiculous points balance that I can't reasonably use. I'm not prepared to drop half a million points a night to stay in a basic room at a resort. So the balance sits and my Marriott and Hyatt balances get used.

  3. Elk Guest

    Don't build it, ruin the coun

  4. Barbara Braun McDonald Guest

    We have been coming to the adjacent town to this property for 22 years. We are horrified at what they are doing to the landscape and are concerned about what these high end guests will want that can destroy our lovable funky town

  5. Jerry Diamond

    You may think Hilton has made it tough to redeem points here, but I have it on good authority that DCS and Tim Dunn are going to be flying down here on the opening date by redeeming standard award pricing for the room, and saver pricing (whatever that is) on DL with SkyMiles. They're getting upgraded to the presidential suite, and Ed is going to personally welcome them aboard their flight back home.

  6. Jamal Guest

    This property looks amazing and I’m very happy with how Hilton has been expanding its luxury brand overseas. I personally get great value at these properties via the benefits on my Aspire card like the free night certificates; Diamond status (which means something overseas), and resort credits.

  7. Ryan Guest

    Serious concentration of current and upcoming high-end properties in this area of the county - new Ritz Carlton Reserve (Nekajui) *slated* for opening later this year.

    1. pstm91 Diamond

      Also tons of extremely high-end villas as well. As for the RC, we'll see... It's been "slated" to open for quite a while now with no real updates.

    2. TS Guest

      Could you expand on the high end villas? What properties? Thanks!

  8. roundtree Guest

    Forget worrying about the blackout dates. If you do find workable dates on to redeem, feel free to back up the truck and dump your million plus points for a week. The only way for the value to work is for the cash price to be exceeding, stupidly outrageous.

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Jerry Diamond

You may think Hilton has made it tough to redeem points here, but I have it on good authority that DCS and Tim Dunn are going to be flying down here on the opening date by redeeming standard award pricing for the room, and saver pricing (whatever that is) on DL with SkyMiles. They're getting upgraded to the presidential suite, and Ed is going to personally welcome them aboard their flight back home.

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Jimmy James Guest

I'm so proud that such a prestigious Hotel would take up residence in Costa Rica. Can't wait to bring my family to see this gem.

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AD Diamond

I'm so tired of not being able to make decent points booking at Hiltons. One of the reasons I started booking away from hiltons (besides the pitiful elite recognition in the US) is that i'm sitting on a ridiculous points balance that I can't reasonably use. I'm not prepared to drop half a million points a night to stay in a basic room at a resort. So the balance sits and my Marriott and Hyatt balances get used.

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