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.
Every year Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah contributes to the worldwide movement of Earth Hour, historically held on the 25th of March for the past ten years, encouraging local communities and businesses to participate and commit to climate change goals.
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.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah have teamed up with some of the most exciting activity providers in the Emirate, and are offering a holistic approach to safe and easy mini-detoxification programmes with a large side of fun. From professional spa and gym services to nutrition and wellness components, guests can escape the city for a short wellness experience and leave with mind and body restored.