Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, formerly The Waldorf-Astoria Collection, is a Hilton Worldwide luxury hotel and resort brand. It is positioned as the flagship brand within Hilton's portfolio, being used on hotels which offer the highest standards of facilities and service.

History[edit]

In January 2006, Hilton Hotels, Inc, announced it would launch a luxury brand called The Waldorf Astoria Collection, branded after the flagship The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. However, in 2014 this property was sold to Chinese investors.[1] Some of Hilton's properties carry the "Waldorf" name in their title, but are not part of the actual Waldorf Astoria chain — the The Waldorf Hilton, London being an example.

As of April 2007, there were 4 properties — the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, California, The Waldorf Astoria in New York 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 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.[2] In January 2014, the first Waldorf Astoria opened doors in Dubai, on the Palm Jumeirah. In March 2014 the Waldorf Astoria Beijing opened its doors. May 1, 2014 Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam received its first guests.

Properties[edit]

The hotel's name with the double hyphen, on the awning over the Park Avenue entrance of Waldorf Astoria New York
Boca Raton Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Resort
Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem Israel

The following tables detail the properties of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts as of November 2012, in alphabetical order by the complete name of the property:[3]

Properties in operation
Property Location Country Opened/Reopened
Arizona Biltmore Hotel Phoenix, Arizona United States 1929
Boca Beach Club Boca Raton, Florida United States
Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton, Florida United States 1926 as the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn
Casa Marina Resort Key West, Florida United States
El Conquistador Resort Fajardo, Puerto Rico United States
Grand Wailea Resort Wailea, Hawaii United States 1991 as the Grand Hyatt Wailea
La Quinta Resort & Club La Quinta, California United States 1926
Las Casitas Village Fajardo, Puerto Rico United States
Qasr Al Sharq Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Rome Cavalieri Rome Italy
The Boulders Scottsdale, Arizona United States
The Reach Resort Key West, Florida United States
The Roosevelt New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana United States 2009 (1893 as "The Hotel Grunewald")
Trianon Palace Versailles Versailles France 1910
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands 2014 (in buildings from 1665-1687)
Waldorf Astoria Beijing Beijing China
Waldorf Astoria Berlin Berlin Germany 2013
Waldorf Astoria Chicago Chicago, Illinois United States 2012 (2009 as The Elysian)
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Dubai UAE 2013
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Edinburgh Scotland, UK 2011 (1903 as The Caledonian)
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel 2014 (1929-35 as Palace Hotel)
Waldorf Astoria New York New York City, New York United States 1931
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)
Properties in development
Property Location Country Projected opening
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Bangkok Thailand 2017
Waldorf Astoria Hainan Baoting Resort Baoting China 2016
Waldorf Astoria Mega Kuningan Jakarta Indonesia 2015
Waldorf Astoria Montréal Montreal, Quebec Canada 2020
Waldorf Astoria Sanya Haitang Bay China 2017
Waldorf Astoria Thamrin One Jakarta Indonesia 2016

Ranking and awards[edit]

Jerusalem's Waldorf Astoria was ranked the seventh best hotel in the world in the 2015 travellers' choice survey of Conde Nast.[4]

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