The AAA Mobil Five Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago is excited to announce the addition of its signature Parisian-style courtyard to its coveted collection of existing third and fifth floor meeting and event spaces just in time for summer. Starting July 1, 2017, event planners and consumers alike can elevate their events from the ground up by reserving the 6,000 square feet cobblestone courtyard for special events such as cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies and dinners, corporate events, fashionable runway shows or evening soirees.
Waldorf Astoria New York today released proposed plans for the meticulous restoration and revitalization of the historic property’s landmarked exterior and interior spaces. The plans, which were prepared by a world-class design team including leading architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR), were submitted today for public review by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The plans restore all landmarked spaces, ensuring the historic public and event spaces will be accessible for generations of New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced Sumindi Peiris as Vice President of Global Marketing, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands. A senior marketing professional, Peiris brings more than 20 years of international experience to the role, where she will lead all luxury marketing, digital and public relations initiatives as well as oversee the strategic development of global positioning for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton.
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming 16 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and seven Conrad Hotels & Resorts as Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards recipients, with four properties newly added to the list in 2017. These properties will be showcased with the complete list of Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
The Waldorf Astoria New York will undergo a complete renovation and restoration and is planned to reopen in two to three years. It will continue to be operated by Hilton as part of a 100-year management agreement. Waldorf Astoria New York will feature restored historic public and event spaces along with luxury condominiums and guest rooms and suites that will set a new standard for luxury and service in New York.
Margeaux Brasserie, Chicago’s debut restaurant from James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina, will bring French cuisine to Chicago’s historic Gold Coast neighborhood. Located on the third floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago at 11 East Walton Place, the restaurant will combine the culture and feel of dining at a Parisian café with elevated French cuisine combined with locally sourced ingredients. Margeaux Brasserie will be joined by Petit Margeaux, a classic French patisserie on the hotel’s lobby level.