Waldorf Astoria Orlando Debuts on Prestigious Readers Choice Awards Surveys in Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure

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Waldorf Astoria Orlando has been named one of the best hotels in Orlando and the United States by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines. The Orlando resort hotel, located inside the gates of Walt Disney World Resort® in the Bonnet Creek Resort area, is the closest luxury resort to Orlando theme parks.

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We are thrilled to debut so high on both the Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast lists.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando has been named one of the top hotels in the United States and Canada by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines.
The resort hotel, located inside the gates of Walt Disney World Resort® in the Bonnet Creek Resort area, opened in October 2009.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando was ranked number 12 in the large-city hotels (with more than 100 rooms) list in Travel + Leisure’s 16th annual World’s Best Awards. It was the only Orlando hotel to make the prestigious list, which includes famed United States and Canada luxury hotels in New York, Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco and others. Travel + Leisure readers evaluated rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value.

In the November “Top 100 Best in the World” issue of Condé Nast Traveler, Waldorf Astoria Orlando tied for number 17 in the list of top hotels in the United States. The magazine counted more than eight million reader votes for the results. For its range and depth, Condé Nast readers’ choice awards are a “unique and trusted source of advice globally,” according to the magazine. Waldorf Astoria Orlando was the only Florida hotel listed in the top 100.

The hotel’s neighbor in Bonnet Creek Resort, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, also debuted on the Condé Nast Traveler prestigious list of top United States resorts, in the top 200.

“We are thrilled to debut so high on both the Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast lists,” said Peter Kacheris, managing director. “It was always our goal to redefine the luxury hotel experience in Orlando since opening just two years ago. Our team has risen to the challenge, and we thank these frequent travelers for taking note.”

This summer, Waldorf Astoria Orlando was also named a 2011 Best Hotel in the USA by US News & World Report.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando has put the destination on the map for luxury travelers. Nestled in a nature preserve and conveniently accessed from within the gates of Walt Disney World, the resort is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of neighboring theme parks. Cara Goldsbury, author of Luxury Guide to Disney World, calls it “stunningly impressive…. Waldorf Astoria has redefined local luxury in Orlando.”

The hotel is part of a unique resort complex that also features the top-rated Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, the championship golf course, artfully designed by Rees Jones, which has been named one of the most “playable” courses in the crowded Florida market.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando infuses timeless Jazz Age-elegance from The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, with the vibrant and modern ambiance of Florida. It features 498 guest rooms and suites with sweeping vistas of Walt Disney World and the Bonnet Creek nature preserve. The resort’s 171 stunning suites have been called “the best rooms in all of Central Florida.”
Golf Channel travel writer Brandon Tucker called the resort “an exclusive playground for the adult-minded traveler.” It includes re-imagined versions of famed New York City restaurants include Bull & Bear, Peacock Alley, and Oscar’s. Bull & Bear, the hotel’s signature restaurant, was named Best Fine Dining two years in a row by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine in its elusive Silver Spoon Awards issue. The hotel’s award-winning spa, which has been profiled in 2011 in both American Spa and Spa magazines, offers treatments from Guerlain, the legendary Parisian fragrance house.

To make a reservation, please visit http://www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com, or call 888-353-2009.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand's namesake, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting http://www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit http://www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at http://www.HiltonWorldwide.com/Media.

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