Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to Expand Portfolio in the Caribbean

Luxury Brand to Welcome Second Caribbean Resort with Signing of Waldorf Astoria Antigua

May 05, 2017 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) luxury brand of iconic landmark hotels, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Callaloo Cay Antigua for the brand’s first new-build resort in the Caribbean, Waldorf Astoria Antigua. Scheduled to open in 2020, the elegant resort in the middle of the Leeward Islands will provide unparalleled service and one-of-a-kind experiences where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic.

"Waldorf Astoria Antigua will set a new standard of Caribbean luxury, extending our bespoke True Waldorf Service and first-class accommodations, as well as providing travelers with unforgettable experiences,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ mission is to be the fastest growing, most innovative luxury hotel brand in the world, and hotels like Waldorf Astoria Antigua represent the brand’s commitment to continued expansion and delivering luxury to the world’s most sought after destinations.”

Nestled in a sheltered cove along the Southeastern coast of Antigua at Morris Bay Beach, approximately 20 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Antigua will offer a tranquil escape on a sprawling 30 acres of pristine beachfront as well as a stunning bluff overlooking the Cades Bay. Stylishly designed to embrace the distinctive island landscape and exclusive location, the luxury resort will serve as an inspirational haven for the most discerning traveler.

From arrival to departure, guests will be embraced by the hotel's inspirational environments. Personal Concierges will welcome guests with True Waldorf Service and ensure each guest receives a genuine and personalized experience before, during and after their stay. The resort’s 95 guest rooms and 25 branded villas, including beachfront suites and hilltop accommodations, will boast breathtaking views of the bay and calming lush surroundings, providing the ideal space for a comfortable and exclusive stay.

Waldorf Astoria Antigua will feature an exquisite culinary experience with a specialty restaurant, signature bar and waterside dining concepts. For ultimate relaxation, guests will indulge in the resort’s world-class spa, disconnect in the state-of-the-art fitness center, or enjoy gentle breezes and azure waters on the beach. A five-acre natural park will be developed as part of the project, available for guests to enjoy an outdoor experience unlike any other. Indoor and outdoor event space will provide the backdrop for the most exclusive group and meeting activities.

"We are pleased to embark on this exciting development with Hilton and build a landmark luxury resort in the heart of this island sanctuary,” said Dawood Shah, senior vice president, business development, Callaloo Cay Antigua. "Hilton’s nearly 100 years of renowned hospitality, combined with the timeless sophistication of Waldorf Astoria, will help position this resort as the finest choice for luxury travel in Antigua and marquis development in global citizenship.”

Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is a Caribbean paradise that welcomes visitors with calming ocean breezes and pristine natural wonders while boasting fine sand beaches, sapphire waters, untouched coral reefs, lush tropical surroundings and more. Visitors can take in the island’s rich history and culture, or experience one of the island’s most famous activities such as sailing and yachting.

Waldorf Astoria Antigua will participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app.

Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at www.waldorfastoria.com or news.waldorfastoria.com.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 25 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Contacts:

Karla Visconti
Hilton
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

John Walls
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5292
john.walls@hilton.com

Finn Partners
+1 954 765 3636
hiltoncariblatam@finnpartners.com

SOURCE Hilton

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