A PAID MOMENT WITH HILTON'S LUXURY BRANDS
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Pulling Back the Sheets

Unpack Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and LXR Hotels & Resorts, shining a light on the details that define their diverse experiences.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Elegance Evolved

With sophisticated design that celebrates each setting’s rare character, personal concierges who are miraculously in tune with your needs, the iconic Peacock Alley, as well as luxurious linens and bath amenities, the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio is more than the epitome of sophistication. Each hotel also embodies a modern intersection of grandeur and intimacy, along with a sense of place, making the world feel fresh and familiar all at once.

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FOUR NOTABLE WISHES PERSONAL CONCIERGES HAVE GRANTED:

1. Found a friend a guest hadn’t seen in 60 years
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Bought a new horse for a guest
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Shipped Dutch sand to Dubai
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Surprised a guest’s child with a puppy


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Waldorf Astoria Washington DC

UNITED STATES

315 feet is the height of the hotel’s clock tower, an exceptional spot for stunning city views.

11 years were clocked by Chef Daisuke Nakazawa under Chef Jiro Ono in Tokyo — the hotel’s Sushi Nakazawa received a Michelin star in 2020.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

THAILAND

1 art installation on the 57th floor features a secret door that leads to The Champagne Bar.

200 glass lanterns appear to float from the lobby’s ceiling as a nod to northern Thailand’s Yi Peng Festival.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

THE NETHERLANDS

6 17th- and 18th-century canal palaces connect to form Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

2 Michelin stars have been awarded to Spectrum, the hotel’s restaurant.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

MEXICO

“Before we debuted our Agave Study, our team traveled to both Oaxaca and Jalisco to observe the production of mezcal and tequila on local farms. We have put a lot of effort into understanding the deep cultural traditions behind these spirits to deliver authentic experiences rooted in Mexican heritage today.” – Fernando Flores, general manager since 2015


Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Striking Quarters

Experience dramatic contemporary architecture in Abu Dhabi, savor Chef José Andrés’ award-winning Spanish- Californian fare in Los Angeles, and swim with whale sharks before replanting coral fragments in the Maldives. With a commitment to preserving their surroundings, each Conrad Hotels & Resorts space is an inspirational gateway to the world, fully enveloping you in the spirit of your destination, whether that’s a new city or a white-sand beach.

Conrad New York Midtown

UNITED STATES

700 square feet is the incredible starting size of the hotels 509 suites.

24 gold leaf and Swarovski crystals sparkle on artist Carole Feuerman’s arresting sculpture in the lobby.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

MALDIVES

“Whether observing manta rays dancing under our bridge, dining at our underwater restaurant, or scuba diving at night, we ensure that all guests soak up the indian ocean’s amazing marine life.” – Carla Puverel, general manager since 2020

16 feet below sea level lies the master bedroom of THE MURAKA, the world’s first underwater residence.

40 corals have been replanted by the resort’s marine biologist as part of the coral restoration program started in 2017.

Conrad Los Angeles

UNITED STATES

94 strides from the Frank Gehry–designed hotel sits Walt Disney Concert Hall, the visionary’s other contribution to downtown Los Angeles.

20 orange and thyme clouds are produced daily for the Foggy Hill cocktail at San Laurel, one of five dining experiences.

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The photography in the guest rooms are from the private collection of His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.

100,932 crystal trimmings dangle from 12 bespoke chandeliers.

36,467 square meters of wallpaper adorn the interiors.


LXR Hotels & Resorts

Storied Sanctuaries

Sampling Creole cuisine inspired by a chef’s family, rolling through London in a very-English Bentley, and shaping porcelain with a master in Kyoto — out of the hotel’s own soil — are just a few ways LXR Hotels & Resorts express their unique stories. Considered the traveler’s best-kept secret, the highly curated collection is a celebration of individualized design and service, ideal for guests who value enchanting cultural encounters and remarkable amenities in equal measure.

ROKU KYOTO

JAPAN

“I had one family stay at ROKU KYOTO six times within our first year. They complimented our staff for always remembering their names and intuitively understanding their preferences — little things they had never experienced at any other hotel and make all the difference!” – Yoshinori Nishihara, General Manager of ROKU KYOTO since its opening in 2021

12 stones from the Tenjin River, which runs through the resort grounds, are used for the spa’s Tenjingawa Stone Massage.

40 years of experience is brought by the master who oversees the kintsugi workshop, where guests revive broken pottery with gold and lacquer.

Mango House Seychelles

SEYCHELLES

3 generations have crafted Nadine’s Kari, a dish on Moutya’s menu.

4 beauty products are produced for the resort by Belliche, a local atelier that uses plant-based ingredients.

Zemi Beach House

ANGUILLA

1:1 is the impressive ratio of team members to guests.

2 certified rummeliers lead private tastings of the region’s finest rums.

15K square feet is the size of the resort’s spa, a restored 306-year-old Thai house that also features the island’s only hammam.

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