• Written by Matthew Levison

Following a successful test drive in 2014, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts shifts into the fast lane with the global launch of Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, now bookable for guests across North America, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates at 10 of the brand's 26 hotels and resorts. The package includes access to new Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Porsche models, tips from experienced racing professionals, and the opportunity to drive along beautiful pre-determined routes giving guests a truly unforgettable day on the road.

Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences provide guests with a premier supercar driving experience that gives each guest the thrill of driving a Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche GT3, Lamborghini Huracan, and Lamborghini Gallardo. World-class professional racecar driver Didier Theys returns as the Americas Driving Director, in addition to two new award-winning Driving Directors in Europe and UAE – Vanina Ickx and Eric Van De Poele, respectively.

“Expanding the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences in 2015 is a great next step in bringing truly unforgettable moments to travelers all around the world,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “Car lovers will relish the opportunity to drive these cars the way they were meant to be driven – on the open road and in the most stunning locales around the world.”

“Waldorf Astoria has curated some of the most powerful automobiles from the most storied luxury performance brands on the market today,” said Didier Theys. “With a little coaching and advice, drivers of all skill levels can have a memorable day behind the wheel.” 

Guests can book the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences at the following properties:

North America

  • Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Phoenix, Arizona
    • October 30 – November 1, 2015
    • November 6 – 8, 2015
    • November 20 – 22, 2015
    • December 11 – 13, 2015
  • Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Boca Raton, Florida
    • December 18 – 20, 2015
  • La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Palm Springs, California
    • October 16 – 18, 2015
    • October 23 – 25, 2015
    • November 13 – 15, 2015
    • December 4 – 6, 2015
  • The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
    • September 11 – 13, 2015
    • October 9 – 11, 2015
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
    • September 4 – 6, 2015


  • Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts – Rome, Italy
    • September 4 – 6, 2015
  • Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – Versailles, France
    • September 25 – 27, 2015
  • Waldorf Astoria Berlin – Berlin, Germany
    • September 18 – 20, 2015 

United Arab Emirates

  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – Dubai, UAE
    • November 6 – 8, 2015
    • November 20 – 22, 2015
    • December 4 – 6, 2015
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah – Ras al Khaimah, UAE
    • October 30 – November 1, 2015
    • November 13 – 15, 2015
    • November 27 – 29, 2015

The pre-arranged courses will take guests through some of the world's most beautiful routes and historic landmarks. The properties will offer morning, afternoon, and evening sessions every day, each lasting two and a half hours. The cost of the experience is $999 USD per couple (excluding accommodations). 

Couples can choose to book a variety of experience packages:

  • “Drive & Stay” – includes one night's accommodations
  • “Drive & Drive” – includes a dual experience of the supercars and the golf course, and finally
  • “Drive & Dine” – includes dinner at a signature restaurant on property

Corporate group packages are also available to add adrenaline to any meeting.

To learn more about or to book the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com/drivingexperiences or call 1-800-WALDORF (1-800-925-3673). Follow the Driving Experiences at www.facebook.com/waldorfastoria, http://twitter.com/waldorfastoria, and www.instagram.com/waldorfastoria, with the hashtags #WaldorfExperiences #unforgettable. For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or http://news.waldorfastoria.com.


About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 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 or www.waldorfastoria.com/offers. 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, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.