Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts: What These Famous Luxury Hotels Are Like

Waldorf Astoria: from a Park Avenue hotel legend to a worldwide luxury brand

Boca Raton Resort in Florida, a Waldorf Astoria hotel
••• Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort's Spa Palazzo. ©Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria: Old Name, New Player in the Luxury Hotel Game

To English speakers, "Waldorf" is almost a synonym for "luxury hotel." The Waldorf luxury hotel brand is named for its original hotel property and still its flagship hotel, the famed Waldorf Astoria New York.

The famed Waldorf Astoria New York, a Manhattan grand hotel, is the place where the reigning  celebrities of the mid-20th century, such as Frank Sinatra and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, maintained lavish apartments.

Today, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a growing brand of luxury hotel properties. The Waldorf brand,  established in 2006, is the highest-end hotel label of Hilton Worldwide hotels. As of September 2016, the Waldorf Astoria hotel collection includes 29 properties all over the world.

What Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Are Like

Waldorf Astoria hotels are all luxurious, but their style differs.
• Some are new constructions, such as in Orlando, Florida and Park City, Utah
• Others are "reflags" of existing luxury hotels formerly managed by other companies.
When Waldorf Astoria reflags a property, the hotel undergoes a complete renovation along with a name change.

Waldorf Astoria hotels are luxury-priced. But they participate in the Hilton HHonors program and are value-driven. Waldorf Astoria offers guests rewards, packages, upgrades, and other special deals.

What Sets Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Apart

Waldorf Astoria hotels are not unified by a consistent style.

They are all different, but all deluxe, dignified, illustrious hotels. They are often legends: the most famous, most storied hotels in their town. In other words, they are grand hotels.

Where You'll Find Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria hotels are strongest in the US. The brand's American properties include these historic icons of the hospitality industry:
• Waldorf Astoria New York
• Boca Raton Resort, Florida
• The Roosevelt New Orleans, Louisiana
• Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix
• La Quinta Resort & Club, California
• Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
• El Conquistador, Puerto Rico

Waldorf Astoria's European hotels include:
• Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy
• Trianon Palace Versailles, France
• London Syon Park, U.K.
• The Caledonian, Edinburgh, Scotland
• Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Holland

Other Waldorf Astoria hotels are found in Puerto Rico, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Panama, and China. The company is planning to open numerous other Waldorf Astoria hotels in global locales.

What Guests Can Do at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts are sought out by various travelers for various reasons. Waldorf Astoria hotels run the gamut:
• Sophisticated big-city hotels (such as in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Rome, Edinburgh, Jerusalem, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing)
• Exquisite design hotels like the Arizona Biltmore (created by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright)
• Beach resorts like Casa Marina and The Reach, both in Key West
• Golf resorts like Waldorf Astoria Orlando, La Quinta Resort, The Boulders (Arizona), The Caledonian (Scotland)
• Ski resorts like Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah
• Spa resorts; most Waldorf Astoria properties feature lavish spas. Boca Raton Resort & Club's spa, patterned after a Turkish hammam, is particularly beautiful
• Culinary-focused resorts like Waldorf Rome Cavalieri, which is home to the city's only three-Michelin-star restaurant, chef Heinz Beck's La Pergola (Taste of Waldorf Astoria is a brand-wide program that generates considerable guest delight)
• Family resorts like Grand Wailea on Maui, Hawaii (with one of the world's greatest kids' pools)

Read About Some Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Here on About.com

• Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
• Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix
• Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort & Club, California
Boca Raton Resort & Club in South Florida
• Casa Marina Resort in Key West, Florida
• The Roosevelt New Orleans
• Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
• Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico

Where to Find Out More About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

• Waldorf Astoria website
• On Facebook
• On Twitter (©WaldorfAstoria)
• Photos on Pinterest
• By phone: 800.WALDORF