Waldorf Astoria Partners with Golf Digest to Launch Exclusive Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences
Luxury Brand Adds Exclusive Golf Itineraries to Collection of Brand-Wide, Guest-Focused Initiatives
July 01, 2016 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts 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 accommodations at select Waldorf Astoria hotels beginning in August. The annual program 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.
Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences are curated exclusively for the most distinguished golf enthusiasts by Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Golf Digest. Each package offers access to one of the world’s most discriminating fairways named in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses,” access to the magazine’s top pro-golf editors, VIP amenities, and exceptional itineraries, as well as a stay at one of Waldorf Astoria’s iconic properties featuring the brand’s unparalleled True Waldorf Service. Each participating destination will be exclusive to the first 16 guests who book the package (four groups of four), with the exception of Waldorf Astoria New York, which will accept the first 11 guests who book the package.
"In launching the Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences, Waldorf Astoria guests now have access to several of the most exclusive golf courses and itineraries that are nearly impossible to book otherwise," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “Giving our guests the access to book these bespoke offerings – from a brand they already trust to exceed their expectations – further positions Waldorf Astoria as a leader in guest service and unforgettable experiences.”
The Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences’ packages feature one full day of golf, a two-night stay and an “Inside the Ropes Bull & Bear Dinner” at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Pricing for the packages begin at $3,999 per player*, based on single occupancy, and include:
- Welcome cocktail reception with Custom Putter Fitting by Toulon Design
- In-room amenities
- Private group breakfast briefing prior to golf outing with roundtrip luxury transport between the property and the golf club
- Course briefing by a PGA Golf Pro at the club including caddy assignment
- 18 holes of golf including lunch, beverages, and post-round cocktails
- Pro Shop Gift Card of $100
- Private “Inside the Ropes Bull & Bear Dinner” hosted by a Golf Digest senior editor
The golf program will tee off in 2016 at four of Waldorf Astoria's 27 properties, with bookings available starting Wednesday, June 22, including:
- Waldorf Astoria Chicago, August 18-20 at an undisclosed private course on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses Tee Time: Friday, August 19
- Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, September 21-23 at Carnoustie Golf Links Tee Time: Friday, September 22
- Waldorf Astoria New York, September 28-30 at an undisclosed private course on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses Tee Time: Thursday, September 29
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando, October 21 – 23 at Streamsong Red (Ranked #100 on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses) Tee Time: Saturday, October 22
For guests who want to begin their own golf story with Waldorf Astoria, the Waldorf Astoria Golf Experience package is available today through December 31, 2016, allowing avid and amateur golfers to play at participating properties, and includes a $150 golf credit per two-night stay.
These newly-launched experiences follow Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to deliver unparalleled experiences through its existing brand-wide programs: Waldorf Astoria Unforgettable Experiences, an initiative introduced in 2015 to highlight truly bespoke offerings from each of the brand’s 27 properties worldwide; Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, a driving program that offers guests the unique opportunity to get behind-the-wheel of select supercars; Taste of Waldorf Astoria, a partnership with the James Beard Foundation and Waldorf Master Chefs to find the next iconic dish; and the recently launched Taste of Waldorf Astoria Unforgettable Experiences, a collection of experiential gastronomic packages that allow guests to embark on their own Taste of Waldorf adventures around the world.
For more information about Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com/golf or call 1-800-WALDORF (1-800-925-3673).
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Terms & Conditions:
*For each experience, four foursomes of four will be permitted to book, equaling 16 players total per course with the exception of the Waldorf New York package in which 11 spots are available. The third foursome will be filled by the Golf Digest Pro. Price is per person based on foursome (no single supplement).
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 27 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world’s most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service. Personal concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com. Check out our social media channels @WaldorfAstoria (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), and learn more about this expanding portfolio by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About Golf Digest
Golf Digest is the world’s most widely-read golf publication and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game — making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf. Golf Digest’s mantra is THINK YOUNG/PLAY HARD, a philosophy that defines both the magazine’s readers and editorial alike. Golf Digest is part of Golf Digest Companies, which includes Golf World and GolfDigest.com. For more information, go to www.golfdigest.com and stay connected on Twitter by
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