The new driving program offers hotel guests the unique opportunity to get behind-the-wheel of three incredible supercars under the guidance of world-class professional racecar driver Didier Theys. Credit: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

MCLEAN, Va. - Today Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts launched Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences (www.waldorfastoria.com/drivingexperiences) at six of its landmark properties in the United States.  The new driving program offers hotel guests the unique opportunity to get behind-the-wheel of three incredible supercars under the guidance of world-class professional racecar driver Didier Theys.

Designed to appeal to discerning travelers and automotive enthusiasts, Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences give participants access to three of the world's most famous super cars, including a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, McLaren MP4-12C, and Porsche 911 Turbo.

The driving experience program will start its engines in six of Waldorf Astoria's 29 properties, including:

At every location, motorists will receive an introduction and tutorial about each vehicle by excursion leader and Belgian race champion Didier Theys, and then set out behind the wheels on a bespoke and breathtaking driving tour, rotating cars and drivers along the way.

The pre-arranged courses will take attendees through some of the nation's most beautiful routes and historic landmarks.  In Utah, for example, the pre-planned course will take the group past Provo Canyon and Bridal Veil Falls, and the Palm Springs route will include stops along the San Bernardino National Forest and Big Bear Mountain.  The total drive time will be approximately three hours and the cost of the experience is $999 per couple (excluding accommodations).  Waldorf Astoria Ultimate Driving Experiences are presented in partnership with DXL US.

"The Waldorf Astoria brand has provided unforgettable experiences for its guests for more than a century," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide.  "This program continues our legacy by offering our clientele authentic and unforgettable moments that further connect them to our properties in an extraordinarily modern and interactive way."

Waldorf Astoria enthusiasts are also invited to participate socially in a #WaldorfExperiences contest which will launch online August 11, 2014.  Waldorf Astoria will ask fans and followers of the brand's social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to submit photos from their own driving experiences by tagging them with the #WaldorfExperiences hashtag for a chance to win a free stay at a Waldorf Astoria property.

To learn more about or to book the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com/drivingexperiences or call 800-WALDORF (800-925-3673).  For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or news.waldorfastoria.com.

Contacts:
Ani Zerounian
For Hilton Worldwide
+1 646 278 3631
azerounian@hlgrp.com

Sarah Kingsley
Hilton
+1 703 883 6772
sarah.kingsley@hilton.com

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 30 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking a www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting news.waldorfastoria.com, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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