Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
IndustryHospitality
FoundedJanuary 2006; 15 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] In 2014, this property was sold to Anbang Insurance, while Hilton still manages the hotel under its brand.[3] 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.[4]

In January 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah opened in Dubai, on the Palm Jumeirah.[5] 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.[6]

In January 2017, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai complained about Russian models taking erotic pictures in the hotel and posting them on Instagram with hashtags mentioning the hotel.[7][8]

In February 2018, Hilton announced that it will open Africa's first Waldorf Astoria in Cairo's Heliopolis district. The hotel is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2018.[9]

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 Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem in Israel
Waldorf Astoria Chengdu in China

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:[10]

Properties in operation
Property Location Country Opened/Reopened
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 [11]
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 [12]
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands 2014 (in buildings from 1665-1687) [13]
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 [14]
Waldorf Astoria Berlin Berlin Germany 2013 [15]
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 [16]
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Edinburgh Scotland, UK 2011 (1903 as The Caledonian) [17]
Waldorf Astoria Jeddah, Qasr Al Sharq Jeddah Saudi Arabia 2006 [18]
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel 2014 (1929-35 as Palace Hotel) [19]
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada United States August 31, 2018[20] (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)[21] Since February 2017, the city landmark commission is considering landmarking the hotel's interiors.[22]
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[23] [24] 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 [25]
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai United Arab Emirates 2019 [26]
Properties in development
Property Location Country Projected opening
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[27] San Francisco United States 2020
Waldorf Astoria Sanya Haitang Bay P.R. of China 2020
Waldorf Astoria Jakarta Jakarta Indonesia 2020

Ranking and awards[edit]

  • 7th best hotel in the world by the Conde Nast travellers' choice survey (2015) for the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem.[28]

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. ^ "Hilton to sell Waldorf Astoria NY for $1.95b". Hotel News Now. 6 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Tourism column: Naples resort joins Waldorf-Astoria". The News-Press. Retrieved 2008-08-09.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Guests of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah spoiled by luxurious choices". Dubaichronicle.com. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ Charles V. Bagli (6 October 2014). "Waldorf-Astoria to Be Sold in a $1.95 Billion Deal". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  7. ^ Brandon Friederich (24 January 2017). "The Waldorf Astoria". Mexim.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/33045-hilton-to-open-africas-first-waldorf-astoria-in-cairo/
  10. ^ "Waldorf Astoria Home Page". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  11. ^ https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/italy/rome-cavalieri-a-waldorf-astoria-hotel-ROMHIWA/index.html Official Website
  12. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/cdgtpwa-waldorf-astoria-versailles-trianon-palace/ Official Website
  13. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/amswawa-waldorf-astoria-amsterdam/ Official Website
  14. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bkkwawa-waldorf-astoria-bangkok/ Official Website
  15. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/berwawa-waldorf-astoria-berlin/ Official Website
  16. ^ https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/waldorf-astoria-dubai-palm-jumeirah-DXBPDWA/index.html Official Website
  17. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ednchwa-waldorf-astoria-edinburgh-the-caledonian/ Official Website
  18. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/jedwawa-waldorf-astoria-jeddah-qasr-al-sharq/ Official Website
  19. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/jrswawa-waldorf-astoria-jerusalem/ Official Website
  20. ^ Jena Tesse Fox (16 May 2018). "Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas to become a Waldorf Astoria". Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  21. ^ Nancy Trejos (3 January 2017). "Waldorf Astoria New York to shut down for renovation". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  22. ^ Breandan Krisel (25 January 2017). "Waldorf Astoria Interiors Could Be Landmarked By February". Patch.com. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  23. ^ "Peter Greenberg Worldwide—The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates". Petergreenberg.com. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  24. ^ https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/waldorf-astoria-ras-al-khaimah-RKTWAWA/index.html Official Website
  25. ^ https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maldives/waldorf-astoria-maldives-ithaafushi-MLEONWA/index.html Official Website
  26. ^ https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dxbwawa-waldorf-astoria-dubai-international-financial-centre/ Official Website
  27. ^ Hess, Glenden. "Waldorf Astoria to Open in San Francisco – SFLUXE". Sfluxe.net. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  28. ^ 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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