Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Number of locations
|37 (as of December 03, 2020)|
|Services||Luxury hotels and resorts|
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, formerly The Waldorf=Astoria Collection, 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).
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. In 2014, this property was sold to Anbang Insurance, while Hilton still manages the hotel under its brand. Some of Hilton's properties carry the "Waldorf" name in their title but are not part of the Waldorf Astoria chain – an example is The Waldorf Hilton, London.
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.
In January 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah opened in Dubai, on the Palm Jumeirah. In March 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing opened its doors. On May 1, 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam received its first guests.
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.
The following tables detail the properties of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts as of May 2018, in alphabetical order by the complete name of the property:
|Arizona Biltmore Hotel, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||Phoenix, Arizona||United States||1929|
|Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||Boca Raton, Florida||United States|
|Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||Boca Raton, Florida||United States||1926 as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn|
|Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||Key West, Florida||United States|
|Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||Wailea, Hawaii||United States||1991 as the Grand Hyatt Wailea|
|Heliopolis Towers Hotel||Cairo||Egypt|
|Ho'olei at Grand Wailea||Wailea, Hawaii||United States|
|La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||La Quinta, California||United States||1926|
|Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||Rome||Italy||1963 as the Cavalieri Hilton, 2008 as the Rome Cavalieri |
|The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Resort||New Orleans, Louisiana||United States||2009 (1893 as "The Hotel Grunewald")|
|Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace||Versailles||France||1910 |
|Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam||Amsterdam||Netherlands||2014 (in buildings from 1665-1687) |
|Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead||Atlanta, Georgia||United States||2018 (2008 as The Mansion on Peachtree; 2012 as The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta)|
|Waldorf Astoria Beijing||Beijing||China|
|Waldorf Astoria Bangkok||Bangkok||Thailand||2019 |
|Waldorf Astoria Berlin||Berlin||Germany||2013 |
|Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills||Beverly Hills, California||United States|
|Waldorf Astoria Chicago||Chicago, Illinois||United States||2012 (2009 as The Elysian)|
|Waldorf Astoria Chengdu||Chengdu||China|
|Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah||Dubai||UAE||2013 |
|Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian||Edinburgh||Scotland, UK||2011 (1903 as The Caledonian) |
|Waldorf Astoria Jeddah, Qasr Al Sharq||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia||2006 |
|Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem||Jerusalem||Israel||2014 (1929-35 as Palace Hotel) |
|Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas||Las Vegas, Nevada||United States||August 31, 2018 (2009-2018 as Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas)|
|Waldorf Astoria New York||New York City, New York||United States||1931 - closing in March 2017 for renovation (2 years) Since February 2017, the city landmark commission is considering landmarking the hotel's interiors.|
|Waldorf Astoria Orlando||Orlando, Florida||United States|
|Waldorf Astoria Panama||Panama City||Panama|
|Waldorf Astoria Park City||Park City, Utah||United States|
|Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah ||Ras al-Khaimah||UAE|
|Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund||Shanghai||China||2011 (old wing built 1911; 1920s-30s as the Shanghai Club)|
|Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi||Malé||Maldives||2019 |
|Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||2019 |
|Waldorf Astoria Bali||Bali||Indonesia||2020|
|Waldorf Astoria Hainan Baoting Resort||Baoting||China||2025|
|Waldorf Astoria Kuwait||Kuwait City, Kuwait||Kuwait||2020|
|Waldorf Astoria San Francisco||San Francisco||United States||2020|
|Waldorf Astoria Sanya||Haitang Bay||P.R. of China||2020|
|Waldorf Astoria Jakarta||Jakarta||Indonesia||2020|
Ranking and awards
- 7th best hotel in the world by the Conde Nast travellers' choice survey (2015) for the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem.
- "Inline XBRL Viewer". www.sec.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
- "Hilton Hotels Corporation Extends World's Greatest Hotel Name to Create Luxury Brand Line: The Waldorf=Astoria Collection". Business Wire. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
- "Hilton to sell Waldorf Astoria NY for $1.95b". Hotel News Now. 6 October 2014.
- "Tourism column: Naples resort joins Waldorf-Astoria". The News-Press. Retrieved 2008-08-09.[dead link]
- "Guests of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah spoiled by luxurious choices". Dubaichronicle.com. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Charles V. Bagli (6 October 2014). "Waldorf-Astoria to Be Sold in a $1.95 Billion Deal". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Brandon Friederich (24 January 2017). "The Waldorf Astoria". Mexim.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Jon Livesey; Michael Leidig (24 January 2017). "Deluxe five-star Dubai hotel says flesh-flashing Russian models are tarnishing family image with 'erotic' snaps". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- "Waldorf Astoria Home Page". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/italy/rome-cavalieri-a-waldorf-astoria-hotel-ROMHIWA/index.html Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/cdgtpwa-waldorf-astoria-versailles-trianon-palace/ Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/amswawa-waldorf-astoria-amsterdam/ Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bkkwawa-waldorf-astoria-bangkok/ Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/berwawa-waldorf-astoria-berlin/ Official Website
- https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/waldorf-astoria-dubai-palm-jumeirah-DXBPDWA/index.html Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ednchwa-waldorf-astoria-edinburgh-the-caledonian/ Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/jedwawa-waldorf-astoria-jeddah-qasr-al-sharq/ Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/jrswawa-waldorf-astoria-jerusalem/ Official Website
- Jena Tesse Fox (16 May 2018). "Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas to become a Waldorf Astoria". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
- Nancy Trejos (3 January 2017). "Waldorf Astoria New York to shut down for renovation". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Breandan Krisel (25 January 2017). "Waldorf Astoria Interiors Could Be Landmarked By February". Patch.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- "Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates". Petergreenberg.com. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/waldorf-astoria-ras-al-khaimah-RKTWAWA/index.html Official Website
- https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maldives/waldorf-astoria-maldives-ithaafushi-MLEONWA/index.html Official Website
- https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dxbwawa-waldorf-astoria-dubai-international-financial-centre/ Official Website
- Hess, Glenden. "Waldorf Astoria to Open in San Francisco – SFLUXE". Sfluxe.net. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
- Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem’s Waldorf Astoria ranked 7th best hotel in world, The Jerusalem Post, 7 January 2016 (Accessed 10 February 2017)