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Waldorf Astoria Puts Guests in the Driver’s Seat

Guests Invited to Experience Four World-Class Cars


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 12 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 race car 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 travellers 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 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, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, Nov. 6-8, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 11-13; Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Boca Raton, Florida, July 11-13, Aug. 6-8, Dec. 18-20; La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Palm Springs, California, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 23-25, Nov. 13-15, Dec. 4-6; The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – New Orleans, June 12-14,
    Sept. 11-13, Oct. 9-11; Waldorf Astoria Chicago – Chicago, June 4-6, Sept. 4-6; Waldorf Astoria Park City – Park City, Utah, June 19-21, July 17-19.
  • Europe: Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts – Rome, June 12-14, July 10-12, Sept. 4-6; Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – Versailles, France, May 15-17, June 26-28, July 17-19, Sept. 25-27; Waldorf Astoria Berlin – Berlin, Germany, May 22-24, July 23-25, Aug. 21-23, Sept. 18-20; Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian – Edinburgh, Scotland, May 29-31, June 5-7.
  • United Arab Emirates: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – Dubai, UAE, Nov. 6-8, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 4-6; Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah – Ras al Khaimah, UAE, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, Nov. 13-15, Nov. 27-29.

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 US$999 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 super cars and the golf course, and “Drive & Dine” – includes dinner at a signature restaurant on property.


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