Waldorf-Astoria Collection Keeps Growing; Snaps Up Hilton Cavalieri in Rome
Spalding and Muffy--The Waldorf-Astoria's target clientele.
The Waldorf-Astoria Collection is rapidly collecting hotels across the world to put in their exclusive collection. Most recently, they announced plans for the Waldorf-Astoria Sarasota and the Dakota Mountain Lodge in Utah, both which will be built from the ground up.
But WA is still picking off already established hotels from the Hilton Hotels portfolio. The newest member of the collection is the Rome's Hilton Cavalieri, best known for its Gladiator Training program and Doggy Luxe packages.
While we expect more additions to be announced shortly, so far the WA Collection includes:
· The Waldorf-Astoria: The original flagship hotel on Park Ave. of course. However, we think that anyone seeking truly luxury digs here should hit up the Waldorf Towers instead of the regular rooms.
· The Biltmore: This Phoenician desert retreat is a fave amongst presidential and industry bigwig types and the spa is not to be missed. However the hotel did have a problem with its drinking glasses. Ask for bottled water!
· La Quinta Resort and Club: A desert retreat just outside Palm Springs. We stayed there back in 1995 and loved it. Not sure what it's like today.
·Grand Wailea Resort and Spa: We've also been to this hotel on Maui way back in the 90s but if it was good enough for Michael Jordan back then, it's probably still pretty posh today. Also, it has a Tarzan rope swing in the pool area.
·The Qasr Al Sharq: Yet another desert retreat, although you have to travel a bit further for this one. It's in Saudi Arabia. Hands-down the most exotic property yet.
For more on the Waldorf-Astoria Collection, visit the official website.
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