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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Satisfying the Upscale Client deserae del campo hoteldesk Colombia, Costa Rica, and Brazil, which attract more resort products." For clients interested in the Panama property, it's still offering its Panama Canal package to commemorate the Canal's centennial year (for travel now through Dec. 31). The package ($380 per night) includes breakfast, complimentary WiFi, a 5-hour anama Canal tour and visit to the Mira ores isitor Center anderslice adds that aldorf storia properties re ect their locations, but are unified b their elegant and richl appointed interiors and culinar excellence ll of which includes world-class golf courses, Michelin-star restaurants and chefs, and award-winning spa programs." spas and f ast c ar s Above: Spa treatment room at Waldorf Astoria Berlin. Left: Chic interiors at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. How does Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts cater to the luxury client looking for customized experiences and personalized services? John anderslice, global head for the brand, sa s it satisfies this market through the delivery of True Waldorf Service, which, according to the hotel compan s website, was first introduced at the agship Waldorf Astoria New York back in 1930. "This program features highly trained personal concierges assigned to each guest who provide unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check-out," he says. aldorf storia otels esorts, Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand, has a growing portfolio of 29 properties across the globe, with expansions in msterdam, ei ing, erusalem and Dubai. "The latest addition to the portfolio, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, is gorgeous and so representative of the local culture and spirit, sa s anderslice or this hotel, the design approach was to create a classic contemporary interior with strong reference to location and maritime history." n 13, the brand opened its first aldorf hotel in anama h anama and not other popular atin merican countries like ra il, Costa ica or Colombia ccording to anderslice, anama Cit is decidedly a more urban experience, in comparison to 12 october 2014 12-13 HotelDesk.indd 12 side from its luxur accommodations, fine-dining venues and personalized service, Waldorf properties also aim high with onsite spas and special programs Man aldorf storia properties are home to the brand's own Waldorf Astoria Spa or luxurious Guerlain Spa, points out anderslice For instance, at the Waldorf Astoria Berlin, its Guerlain Spa offers a Beauty Revelation treatment (a 2-hour treatment at $308 pp), which includes a full facial and body analysis where guests enjoy a hydrating footbath, facial mask, and massage. In the U.S., the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort pulls from the surrounding natural environment to create treatments like the Desert Botanical Salt Scrub and the Healing Desert Clay Wrap, while the newl opened aldorf storia msterdam, offers a Fusion Experience treatment body massage using warm oil and ice bubbles. For guests into luxe high-performance vehicles, the brand recently kick-started its Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences program, which anderslice sa s, is designed to appeal to discerning travelers and automotive enthusiasts. Each driving experience will begin with an introduction and tutorial by worldclass Belgian race champion Didier Theys, before leading participants on an unforgettable, bespoke itinerary, rotating cars and drivers along the way." he selection of cars is definitel high-brow, as drivers get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche for a 3-hour drive, which includes stops for meals. The cost is $999 per couple (excluding accommodations) and is available now through ecember nl six aldorf storia properties across the are offering the program, including Waldorf Astoria Park City in Utah; The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in New Orleans; and Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Florida. w ald or f b enef i ts Travel agents have access to Hilton HHonors points, and if the agent is located in the U.S. or Canada, or part of a network such as Virtuoso, sa s anderslice, the receive specific monetar rewards and benefits for their clients ● c ontac t i nf or mati on Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts: waldorfastoria3 hilton com or 9/24/14 10:11 AM

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Editor’s Notes
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Who is Today’s Luxury Client?
New Upscale Hotel Offerings in the U.S.
Tahiti: Blue Lagoons, White Beaches & Black Pearls
I’ll Have a Brunello After My Facial
Guadeloupe Islands Travel Planner
Silver Spirit
Crystal Serenity
Five High-End Stays
Morocco: Gem-Filled Destination
Ah the Spas, Latin America-Style

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