Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts finally has a home in Las Vegas. The iconic brand is taking over the building previously known as a Mandarin Oriental property. Aside from the name, not much is different at the moment, but room renovations and redesigned public spaces are expected in 2019. The venture is operated by Hilton Management Services.
“Two remarkable personalities are being united as Waldorf Astoria arrives in the legendary city of Las Vegas,” says Donald Bowman, General Manager. “With this meeting of two icons, we can afford guests with tailor-made moments, offering inspirational environments both within the hotel and throughout our exciting city.”
While renovations won’t begin until next summer, the tower is already one of the most luxurious and prestigious resorts in Las Vegas. The accommodations, including 389 guestrooms, are geared toward the luxury traveler, although the subtle Asian theme will certainly be downplayed from this point on. Located in the CityCenter complex in the heart of the Strip, the Waldorf Astoria is an easy walk to the T-Mobile Arena and other attractions. With no casino floor, the building carries a sense of peace and clam that’s rare for Vegas. It also has 225 residential units.
“Las Vegas continues to be one of the most celebrated and exciting cities in the world, and a destination where visitors seek both extraordinary and remarkable moments,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas – delivering on an unrelenting commitment to True Waldorf Service – will be the perfect environment for guests visiting Las Vegas who want to Live Unforgettable and create ever-lasting memories that will extend beyond their stay at the hotel.”
The building’s signature dining destination, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, is sticking around. The only U.S. restaurant by the French chef is highly acclaimed for its wine list and menu of modern gastronomy. The Mandarin Bar, known for craft cocktails and amazing Strip views, has been renamed the SkyBar. It’s on the 23rd floor along with the popular Tea Lounge near the lobby.
The hotel also boasts a 127,000-square-foot spa, an 8th-floor pool deck and 12,000 square feet of modern meeting and event space that includes a wraparound outdoor terrace.
“There is no better place to bring the Unforgettable spirit of the Waldorf Astoria brand to life than the dynamic Las Vegas Strip,” said Dino Michael, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “As a Waldorf Astoria, guests will immediately experience the True Waldorf Service, the culinary excellence and the inspirational environments found at all Waldorf Astorias around the world.”