• Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Makes its Las Vegas Debut

     
    POSTED June 12, 2018
     

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to renovate the Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip and transform it into the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in August 2018.  

When the property opens with its new face and name, it will be the brand’s first property in the market. The hotel will offer personal concierges, innovative dining concepts, views of The Strip from the hotel’s exclusive 23rd floor bar, helicopter rides, spa retreats and more. 

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of a Waldorf Astoria in the western part of the U.S., and in the heart of such a dynamic, internationally beloved city like Las Vegas,” said Martin Rinck, global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. 

Located at 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, the property is situated on the Las Vegas Strip and sits near some of the city’s most exciting landmarks including the famed fountains of Bellagio and is steps away from the entertainment hub featuring ARIA, The Park and the 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena. 

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas will participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct brands, whose members have access to benefits including a personal concierge and complimentary Wi-Fi.  

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.