Lady Crawley of... RAK?
The super-posh and powerful Astor family were behind the original Waldorf and Astoria hotels on New York’s Fifth Avenue,
and the same vein of grand, Downton Abbey- style elegance still runs throughout the Hilton-owned Waldorf Astoria chain today. Which is why we’re getting our empire-line dresses and cloche hats at the ready to visit the sparkling new Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the brand’s first hotel in the UAE. Features such as the Peacock Alley – inspired by the walkway that connected the first Waldorf and Astoria hotels in NYC – create the sort of people-watching arena that Downton’s Lady Mary Crawley would frequent, while Arabesque details add a distinctively RAK touch. Call 07 203 5555 or see http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com.