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.
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, in alphabetical order:
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|Waldorf Astoria Beijing||Beijing||China||2014|
|Waldorf Astoria Berlin||Berlin||Germany||2013|
|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|
|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 Maldives Ithaafushi||Ithaafushi||Maldives||2019|
|Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach||Dana Point, California||United States||2021|
|Waldorf Astoria New York||New York, New York||United States||1931–present Since February 2017, the city landmark commission is considering landmarking the hotel's interiors. Set to re-open in 2023.|
|Waldorf Astoria Orlando||Orlando, Florida||United States||2009|
|Waldorf Astoria Panama||Panama City||Panama||2013|
|Waldorf Astoria Park City||Park City, Utah||United States||2009|
|Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah||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)|
|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.)|
|Waldorf Astoria Xiamen||Xiamen||China||2020|
|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|
|Waldorf Astoria Kuwait||Al Andalous||Kuwait||2022|
|Waldorf Astoria London Admiralty Arch||London||England||2023|
|Waldorf Astoria Miami||Miami, Florida||United States||2025|
|Waldorf Astoria Osaka||Osaka||Japan||2025|
|Waldorf Astoria Platte Island||Île Platte||Seychelles||2023|
|Waldorf Astoria San Francisco||San Francisco||United States||2022|
|Waldorf Astoria Sanya||Haitang Bay||China||2022|
|Waldorf Astoria Sydney||Sydney||Australia||2025|
|Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi||Tokyo||Japan||2026|
|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|
|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|
|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
- 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.
- "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". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- "Waldorf Astoria Home Page". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- "Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel". Waldorf Astoria.
- "Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Luxury Hotel and Spa". Hilton.
- "Bangkok Luxury Hotels - Waldorf Astoria Bangkok". Hilton.
- "Waldorf Astoria Berlin Hotel - 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Berlin, Germany". Hilton.
- "Dubai Luxury Hotels - Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre". Hilton.
- "Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah". Waldorf Astoria.
- "Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh". Hilton.
- "Jeddah Luxury Hotels and 5 Star Vacations - Qasr Al Sharq". Hilton.
- "Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel - Luxury Hotels in Jerusalem". Hilton.
- Jena Tesse Fox (16 May 2018). "Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas to become a Waldorf Astoria". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
- "Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi". Waldorf Astoria.
- 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.
- "Waldorf Astoria in New York City Set to Re-Open 2023". Bloomberg News.
- Bailey, Steve (11 July 2014). "Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
- "Dakota Mountain Lodge Opens In Park City, Utah". 20 August 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
- "Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates". Petergreenberg.com. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- "Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah". Waldorf Astoria.
- "Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace". Hilton.
- "Trump DC hotel reopens as a Waldorf Astoria — but be ready to pay up". MSN.
- "Xiamen, China Welcomes Waldorf Astoria".
- "Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Expands with planned opening in Kuala Lumpur". Hospitality Net. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
- "Reuben property billionaires plot £180m deal to fund Admiralty Arch hotel project".
- "Hilton Signs Waldorf Astoria in Osaka".
- "Seychelles to Welcome Waldorf Astoria and Canopy".
- Hess, Glenden (25 August 2016). "Waldorf Astoria to Open in San Francisco – SFLUXE". Sfluxe.net. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
- "Waldorf Astoria Makes Landmark Debut in Australia with Signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney". Retrieved 4 April 2022.
- "Waldorf Astoria to make Japan debut in Tokyo | TTG Asia".
- Ferrara, Katherine. "Former Waldorf Astoria Naples gets name change, renovation". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
- "Curio Collection by Hilton Lands in Key West as The Reach Shines After Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation". Business Wire. 21 January 2020.
- Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem’s Waldorf Astoria ranked 7th best hotel in world, The Jerusalem Post, 7 January 2016 (Accessed 10 February 2017)