Waldorf Astoria’s Rome Cavalieri - the Grand Dame of Italian hotels - is currently undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment, taking in the public areas, executive lounge, suites and spa at the famous property. As work continues, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here chats with Alessandro Cabella, general manager of the hotel, to discuss his ambitions for the project.
Gregor Andréewitch, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Berlin, talks to Breaking Travel News about how quickly the city recovered from a terror attack in late 2016, what the future holds for luxury travel in Berlin, and what is happening at the hotel this year.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini gave announced new dates for the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences. With new destinations to explore, Lamborghini will provide bespoke drive adventures for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts around the world.
Rome Cavalieri has appointed Elodie Lacroix to the role of director of business development. Lacroix brings a wealth of luxury hospitality experience to the role, having previously held the position of director of sales and marketing at the Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris and as director of sales for the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Group in London.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced its newest property, Waldorf Astoria San Francisco. The property will be the centrepiece of a two million square-foot, mixed-used complex that will feature luxury entertainment, retail and office space. Destined to become the preferred hotel for global luxury travellers, Waldorf Astoria San Francisco will reside within the first 21 stories of a signature tower designed by the architecture firm Foster + Partners.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences, a collection of once-in-a-lifetime packages that pair the most elite golf experiences with luxury accommodation at select Waldorf Astoria hotels beginning in August. The annual programme will visit new destinations each year, with the inaugural year debuting at four properties: Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria New York, and Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Travel broadcaster Phil Blizzard discovers that UMI, one of the trendiest Japanese restaurants in the United Arab Emirates, and chef Yukitaka Kitade have introduced a ‘celestial contemporary’ menu.
Breaking Travel News head of broadcast Phil Blizzard here talks to Jan Moenkedieck, general manager, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, as part of a new series of interviews with the leaders of the luxury hospitality sector in Dubai. He and Moenkedieck discuss the property’s first anniversary, the facilities of the resort, its market position and the Waldorf ‘image’.
Video: Ramadan Nights with Breaking Travel News here visits the newest luxury hotel on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah. Phil Blizzard visits the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah to sample their Iftar - the ‘breaking of the fast’ meal which is served in the Mezzerie restaurant.
The original desert hideaway, La Quinta Resort & Club, has been a haven to Hollywood stars since it first opened in 1926. Now a multi-million dollar restoration revives the luster of this iconic resort with a fresh, modern look in line with the property’s storied history and serene desert surroundings.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. Located on the UNESCO area of Herengracht, this new luxury canalside property is comprised of six historic 17th and 18th century town houses.
The soon-to-open Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is set to reveal its stunning design to global luxury travellers from 1 May 2014. Located in a unique neighborhood in the UNESCO area of Herengracht, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is comprised of six historic town houses, numbers 542 to 556, each with its own fascinating tale dating back to the 17th and 18th century.