Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryHospitality
FoundedJanuary 2006; 16 years ago (2006-01)
Number of locations
37 (as of December 03, 2020)[1]
ServicesLuxury hotels and resorts
OwnerHilton Worldwide
Websitewww.hilton.com/en/waldorf-astoria/

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, formerly The Waldorf-Astoria Collection,[2] is a luxury hotel and resort brand of Hilton Worldwide. It is positioned as the flagship brand within Hilton's portfolio, being used on hotels which offer the highest standards of facilities and service. As of December 31, 2019, it had 32 locations with 9,821 rooms in 15 countries and territories, including 2 that are owned or leased (with 463 rooms) and 30 that are managed (with 9,358 rooms).[1]

History[edit]

In January 2006, Hilton Hotels Corporation announced that it would launch a luxury hotel chain called The Waldorf Astoria Collection, branded after its flagship Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.[2]

By April 2007, the chain had four properties – the flagship hotel in New York, the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, California, and the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

Later in 2007, the Qasr Al Sharq in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was added to the portfolio. The next property to join the portfolio was the Rome Cavalieri, a rebranding and upgrading of the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome, Italy, in early summer 2008. During the fall of 2008, three Florida hotels, located in Boca Raton, Key West and Naples, were also added.

In July 2009, the Dakota Mountain Lodge opened in Park City, Utah; it later dropped the "Dakota Mountain Lodge" title and is now known simply as Waldorf Astoria Park City. It is the first ski resort to join the portfolio.[3]

In January 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah opened in Dubai, on the Palm Jumeirah.[4] In March 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing opened its doors. On May 1, 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam received its first guests.[citation needed]

In October 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced the sale of the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to Chinese firm Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95 billion. The Hilton group continues to operate the hotel under a 100-year management contract with the buyer.[5]

Properties[edit]

The hotel's name with the double hyphen, on the awning over the Park Avenue entrance of Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem in Israel
Waldorf Astoria Chengdu in China

The following tables detail the properties of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, in alphabetical order:[6]

Properties in operation
Property Location Country Opened/Reopened
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Phoenix, Arizona United States 1929
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Wailea, Hawaii United States 2007 (1991 as the Grand Hyatt Wailea)
Ho'olei at Grand Wailea Wailea, Hawaii United States
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Rome Italy 1963 as the Cavalieri Hilton, 2008 as the Rome Cavalieri[7]
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana United States 2009 (1893 as "The Hotel Grunewald")
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands 2014 (in buildings from 1665–1687)[8]
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia United States 2018 (2008 as The Mansion on Peachtree; 2012 as Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta)
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Bangkok Thailand 2019[9]
Waldorf Astoria Beijing Beijing China 2014
Waldorf Astoria Berlin Berlin Germany 2013[10]
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, California United States 2017
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal Cabo San Lucas Mexico 2019 (2009 as The Resort at Pedregal)
Waldorf Astoria Chicago Chicago, Illinois United States 2012 (2009 as The Elysian)
Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Chengdu China 2017
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai UAE 2019[11]
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Dubai UAE 2013[12]
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Edinburgh Scotland, UK 2011 (1903 as The Caledonian)[13]
Waldorf Astoria Jeddah, Qasr Al Sharq Jeddah Saudi Arabia 2006[14]
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel 2014 (1929–35 as Palace Hotel)[15]
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada United States August 31, 2018[16] (2009-2018 as Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas)
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Ithaafushi Maldives 2019[17]
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Dana Point, California United States 2021
Waldorf Astoria New York New York, New York United States 1931–present[18] Since February 2017, the city landmark commission is considering landmarking the hotel's interiors.[19] Set to re-open in 2023.[20]
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Orlando, Florida United States 2009
Waldorf Astoria Panama Panama City Panama 2013[21]
Waldorf Astoria Park City Park City, Utah United States 2009[22]
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah[23][24] Ras al-Khaimah UAE 2013
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Shanghai China 2011 (old wing built 1911; 1920s-30s as the Shanghai Club)
Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace Versailles France 2009 (built 1910)[25]
Waldorf Astoria Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. United States 2022 (Erected 1899, converted to hotel in 2016 as Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.)[26]
Waldorf Astoria Xiamen Xiamen China 2020[27]
Properties in development
Property Location Country Projected opening
Waldorf Astoria Bali Bali Indonesia 2022
Waldorf Astoria Cancún Cancún Mexico 2022
Waldorf Astoria Cairo Cairo Egypt 2022
Waldorf Astoria Lusail Doha Doha Qatar 2022
Waldorf Astoria Hainan Baoting Resort Baoting China 2025
Waldorf Astoria Jakarta Jakarta Indonesia 2023
Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2024[28]
Waldorf Astoria Kuwait Al Andalous Kuwait 2022
Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch London England 2023[29]
Waldorf Astoria Miami Miami, Florida United States 2025
Waldorf Astoria Osaka Osaka Japan 2025[30]
Waldorf Astoria Platte Island Île Platte Seychelles 2023[31]
Waldorf Astoria San Francisco[32] San Francisco United States 2022
Waldorf Astoria Sanya Haitang Bay China 2022
Waldorf Astoria Sydney Sydney Australia 2025[33]
Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi Tokyo Japan 2026[34]
Former Properties
Property Location Country Left Brand
El San Juan San Juan, Puerto Rico United States Downgraded to Hilton brand in July 2011. Following extensive renovation, again reflagged under Curio Collection in December 2018 before departing Hilton Worldwide for Fairmont in January 2020.
The Bentley London London England Departed Hilton Worldwide in January 2012
Beach House at Manafaru Manafaru Maldives Departed Hilton Worldwide in July 2012
London Syon Park London England Downgraded to Hilton brand in March 2013
Waldorf Astoria Naples Naples, Florida United States Departed Hilton Worldwide in September 2014[35]
The Boulders Scottsdale, Arizona United States Downgraded to Curio Collection in 2015
The Reach Key West, Florida United States Downgraded to Curio Collection in December 2019[36]
El Conquistador Fajardo, Puerto Rico United States Departed Hilton Worldwide in May 2021
Boca Beach Club Boca Raton, Florida United States Departed Hilton Worldwide in July 2021
Boca Raton Resort Boca Raton, Florida United States Departed Hilton Worldwide in July 2021
La Quinta Resort & Club La Quinta, California United States Downgraded to Curio Collection in November 2021
Casa Marina Key West, Florida United States Downgraded to Curio Collection in March 2022

Ranking and awards[edit]

  • 7th best hotel in the world by the Conde Nast travellers' choice survey (2015) for the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Inline XBRL Viewer". www.sec.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  2. ^ a b "Hilton Hotels Corporation Extends World's Greatest Hotel Name to Create Luxury Brand Line: The Waldorf=Astoria Collection". Business Wire. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  3. ^ "Tourism column: Naples resort joins Waldorf-Astoria". The News-Press. Retrieved 2008-08-09.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Guests of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah spoiled by luxurious choices". Dubaichronicle.com. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ Charles V. Bagli (6 October 2014). "Waldorf-Astoria to Be Sold in a $1.95 Billion Deal". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Home Page". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel". Waldorf Astoria.
  8. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Luxury Hotel and Spa". Hilton.
  9. ^ "Bangkok Luxury Hotels - Waldorf Astoria Bangkok". Hilton.
  10. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Berlin Hotel - 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Berlin, Germany". Hilton.
  11. ^ "Dubai Luxury Hotels - Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre". Hilton.
  12. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah". Waldorf Astoria.
  13. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh". Hilton.
  14. ^ "Jeddah Luxury Hotels and 5 Star Vacations - Qasr Al Sharq". Hilton.
  15. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel - Luxury Hotels in Jerusalem". Hilton.
  16. ^ Jena Tesse Fox (16 May 2018). "Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas to become a Waldorf Astoria". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi". Waldorf Astoria.
  18. ^ Nancy Trejos (3 January 2017). "Waldorf Astoria New York to shut down for renovation". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  19. ^ Breandan Krisel (25 January 2017). "Waldorf Astoria Interiors Could Be Landmarked By February". Patch.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Waldorf Astoria in New York City Set to Re-Open 2023". Bloomberg News.
  21. ^ Bailey, Steve (11 July 2014). "Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  22. ^ "Dakota Mountain Lodge Opens In Park City, Utah". 20 August 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  23. ^ "Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates". Petergreenberg.com. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  24. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah". Waldorf Astoria.
  25. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace". Hilton.
  26. ^ "Trump DC hotel reopens as a Waldorf Astoria — but be ready to pay up". MSN.
  27. ^ "Xiamen, China Welcomes Waldorf Astoria".
  28. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Expands with planned opening in Kuala Lumpur". Hospitality Net. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  29. ^ "Reuben property billionaires plot £180m deal to fund Admiralty Arch hotel project".
  30. ^ "Hilton Signs Waldorf Astoria in Osaka".
  31. ^ "Seychelles to Welcome Waldorf Astoria and Canopy".
  32. ^ Hess, Glenden (25 August 2016). "Waldorf Astoria to Open in San Francisco – SFLUXE". Sfluxe.net. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  33. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Makes Landmark Debut in Australia with Signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney". Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  34. ^ "Waldorf Astoria to make Japan debut in Tokyo | TTG Asia".
  35. ^ Ferrara, Katherine. "Former Waldorf Astoria Naples gets name change, renovation". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  36. ^ "Curio Collection by Hilton Lands in Key West as The Reach Shines After Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation". Business Wire. 21 January 2020.
  37. ^ Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem’s Waldorf Astoria ranked 7th best hotel in world, The Jerusalem Post, 7 January 2016 (Accessed 10 February 2017)

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