I’ve always been a hotellie (like a foodie, but for hotels. I totally just made that word up). I love staying at hotels, learning about hotels, browsing luxury hotels online that I could never ever afford to stay in. When my husband and I were in New York a few years ago for a conference, we had the opportunity to stay one night in the city. For one night, I wanted to stay in the pinnacle of hotels: The Waldorf=Astoria.
I booked our one-night’s stay in a small, “affordable” room for about $360. That’s a lot of money for us, but it has always been my dream to stay at the famed hotel. We knew as we entered the hotel that we were in for a treat beyond treats when they knew our name and assisted us like every other guest. The lobby is beyond fantastic, the reservation attendants were more-than-helpful, and the room, though small, was impeccable. Read More »
On Oct 1, 2009, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando will be opening it’s doors – the first Waldorf Astoria to be built since the original in New York City opened in 1931.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
And to celebrate the historic occasion, the Waldorf Astoria is offering a ‘Great Beginnings’ package – Pay for three nights and receive the fourth night free. Plus, pay for five nights and receive an upgrade to the next room type category.
Book by Oct 31, 2009, for travel between Oct 1-Dec 24, 2009. The same package is also available at the adjacent Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Rates from $199 per room, per night, based on double occupancy.
In addition, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is also offering other opening specials, starting from $179 per night.
Both the 497 room Waldorf Astoria and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are part of the same Bonnet Creek project. Hotel guests used to the signature comforts of the Waldorf Astoria in New York will find all the same touches in Orlando – dining options include Peacock Alley and the Bull & Bear Steakhouse. You’ll get a Signature Cabana Pool, Spa by Guerlain and fitness center, and a Waldorf Astoria Golf Club.
There’s even a 300 pound grandfather clock in the Waldorf Astoria lobby in Orlando, chiming the same chime as the famous lobby clock in the Waldorf Orlando New York City.
Photos courtesy Hilton Worldwide
For more information, call (407) 597-5500 or visit www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com.