Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, and Italian super sports car maker, Automobili Lamborghini, have announced new dates for the 2017 Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences. With new destinations to explore, Lamborghini will provide bespoke drive adventures for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts around the world.
Launched in 2014, Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences now offers guests the exclusive opportunity to test drive and view some of Lamborghini’s newest models, including the Huracán RWD Spyder and Aventador S.Coupé. These select drive experiences will take place during iconic events in each destination, starting with La Quinta Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the BNP Paribas Open event on March 17 – 19, 2017.
Guests of Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resorts will have the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of Lamborghini’s latest line-up of cutting edge super sports cars at preferred destinations worldwide.
Each participating property will offer 30-minute sessions every day during the event, led by Lamborghini’s professional driving instructors at curated locales. Within each destination, a customised driving route will be created to allow guests to accelerate down the most notable roadways while zipping by favourite sights and places.
The next Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences will take place at the following Waldorf Astoria properties for 2017:
July 14 – 16 (Versailles, France) During Bastille Day
Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
• July 28 – 30 (Rome, Italy)
Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
• August 25 – 27 (Edinburgh, Scotland) During Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
• November 3 – 5 (Boca Raton, FL) During Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
• November 16 – 18 (Dubai, UAE) During Dubai International Motor Show
Waldorf Astoria Dubai – Palm Jumeirah
“We are excited to offer new, luxury experiences for our guests alongside this legendary automotive brand,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “A continued partnership with Automobili Lamborghini aligns with our brand ethos to offer memorable experiences for our guests, and we are thrilled to showcase new and exciting ways that we are working with this brand in 2017.”
The driving experiences are complimentary to Hilton HHonors Gold or Diamond members staying on property or guests staying in a suite (and must be 25 years of age or older with a valid driving license). There is plenty of availability but guests do need to reserve there place directly with the hotel.
While on-property, guests can also virtually experience routes from other cities through Gear VR Oculus goggles. Guests will be digitally transported to key Waldorf Astoria destinations, including Trianon Palace Versailles outside of Paris where they will be taken on a driving tour of the City of Lights through 3-D video simulation. The immersive 360-videos are also accessible on Waldorf Astoria’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WaldorfAstoria) allowing fans to experience 3-D drives in the comfort of their own home.