MAY 15, 2015 - JANUARY 17, 2016

Access performance, design and beauty at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Our unforgettable driving experiences allow you to sample our iconic and landmark properties, and access some of the world's best supercars right from the driver's seat. Reserve your scenic drive at one of our participating properties, and choose between a morning, midday or afternoon session.


Learn more about the 2015 selection of high-performance exotic cars you'll get to drive, from Ferrari's unrivaled 458 Italia, the technological tour de force, the Mp4-12C by McLaren, and the super-sleek Porsche GT3.


The Ferrari 458 Spider is the first car to combine a mid-rear engine with a retractable folding hard top that delivers both unprecedented in-cabin comfort and unparalleled Spider performance.

The 458 Spider offers a genuine sense of sportiness and power to weekend trips à deux. An incredible mix of sounds supplied by the car's 570 horsepower incorporates just the right notes.


Known simply as the McLaren 12C, this supercar was born, designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren. The MP4-12C features a carbon fiber composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 hp.

This McLaren's first production vehicle is an advanced supercar designed to do battle with Ferrari's 458. It offers impressively precise handling and blistering acceleration along with surprisingly high levels of everyday usability and comfort.


The 911 GT3 has always been a benchmark for a GT Supercar. Establishing a long tradition on the road and racing, Porsche always demonstrates that they can reach the pinnacle of what is possible.


United States


Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Set on 39 lush acres and luxuriant grounds the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is surrounded by cactus forests and the windy Salt River. Drivers will head southwest through the Tonto National Forest and continue onto Route 202 towards the stunning city of Phoenix.

  • Oct - Nov30 - 1
  • Nov6 - 8
  • Nov20 - 22
  • Jan15 - 17
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Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Boca Raton Resort & Club offers a unique essence and architectural style. The extraordinary drive from the resort will take guests on the breezy Interstate 95 and along the Atlantic Ocean leading them towards Palm Beach.

  • Jul11 - 13
  • Aug6 - 8
  • Dec18 - 20
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La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Set beneath the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains, the unforgettable drive from LA Quinta will take drivers on Highway 74 towards the San Bernardino National Forest and west towards Big Bear Mountain. Moving between desert surroundings to green pine forests to palm-tree laden oases.

  • Oct16 - 18
  • Oct23 - 25
  • Nov13 - 15
  • Dec4 - 6
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The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Our iconic New Orleans luxury hotel offers an unparalleled combination of Southern hospitality, world-class service and historic surroundings. Guided by the Mississippi River and Route 18, drivers will wind through the timeless district of New Orleans and become surrounded by inspirational French and Spanish Creole architecture.

  • Jun12 - 14
  • Sep11 - 13
  • Oct9 - 11
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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Along Lake Michigan, the drive from Waldorf Astoria Chicago will take drivers north Route 41 and Interstate 94 to experience a scenic view of all the spectacular sights the city has to offer.

  • Jun4 - 6
  • Sep4 - 6
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Waldorf Astoria Park City

Situated at the base of Canyons Ski Resort, in the tranquil Wasatch Mountains in Utah, Waldorf Astoria Park City offers a thrilling adventure within a beautiful alpine setting as you drive along some of the state’s most scenic routes. Drivers will wind by Jordanelle State Park and through to the inspirational Uinta National Forest.

  • Jul17 - 19
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Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Perched on 15 acres of private Mediterranean parkland overlooking the Eternal City, the Rome Cavalieri offers an unparalleled driving excursion. Departing from the genuine Rome Cavalieri, drivers will experience a scenic drive through Isola Farnese up to Osteria Nuova and east to Prato la Crote and Formello.

  • Jun12 - 14
  • Jul10 - 12
  • Sep4 - 6
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Trianon Palace, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

From the elegant gardens of Chateau De Versailles, the former home of Louis XIV, to the distinct communes southwest of Paris, the drive from Trianon Palace Versailles showcases unforgettable moments around the city of love. A monumental driving experience unrivalled throughout France.

  • May15 - 17
  • Jun26 - 28
  • Jul17 - 19
  • Sep25 - 27
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Waldorf Astoria Berlin

Embrace the future with a classic, timeless and masterful driving experience at the Waldorf Astoria Berlin. Heading east towards Germany, drivers embark on a memorable journey through Potsdamer Chaussee, FeuerbachstraBe, and along A115 to Berlin.

  • May22 - 24
  • Jul23 - 25
  • Aug21 - 23
  • Sep18 - 20
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Once a Victorian railway station, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian transports contemporary luxury to its current vibrant setting. Departing Princes Street, the scenic drive from Edinburgh takes drivers south along A702 through Pentland Hills Regional Park to Dolphinton and east towards Peebles. Where you’ll admire views of Edinburgh Castle and other incredible sites.

  • Sep4 - 6
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United Arab Emirates


Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a remarkable beach resort destination. A pristine white pearl surrounded by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, the hotel has a generous private beach with soft sands, palatial public spaces, the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Spa, and elegantly designed guest rooms and suites.

  • Nov6 - 8
  • Nov20 - 22
  • Dec4 - 6
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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is ideally located 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The setting of this landmark destination is matched by its unparalleled facilities including stylish dining and entertainment venues, sophisticated conference and event facilities, luxurious spa experiences, an 18-hole championship golf course and a 350m private beach, both set against the azure water of the Arabian Sea. This is true luxury; defined.

  • Oct - Nov30 - 1
  • Nov13 - 15
  • Nov27 - 29
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Discover Driving Experiences at two of Waldorf Astoria's iconic properties in UAE.

Explore behind the scenes photos and videos of last year's driving experience.


There will be one morning session (approx. 8:30AM-11:00AM),
a midday session (approx. 11:30AM-2:00PM),
and an afternoon session (approx. 2:30PM-5:00PM) per day.

To book your unforgettable driving
experiences call:



Offer is subject to availability at the following participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts only during the dates mentioned:

United States
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria ResortOctober 30 - November 1, 2015
November 6 - 8, 2015
November 20 - 22, 2015
January 15 - 17, 2015
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria ResortJuly 11 - 13, 2015
August 6 - 8, 2015
December 18 - 20, 2015
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria ResortOctober 16 - 18, 2015
October 23 - 25, 2015
November 13 - 15, 2015
December 4 - 6, 2015
The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria HotelJune 12 - 14, 2015
September 11 - 13, 2015
October 9 - 11, 2015
Waldorf Astoria ChicagoJune 4 - 6, 2015
September 4 - 6, 2015
Waldorf Astoria Park CityJuly 17 - 19, 2015
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria HotelJune 12 - 14, 2015
July 10 - 12, 2015
September 4 - 6, 2015
Trianon Palace, A Waldorf Astoria HotelMay 15 - 17, 2015
June 26 - 28, 2015
July 17 - 19, 2015
September 25 - 27, 2015
Waldorf Astoria BerlinMay 22 - 24, 2015
July 23 - 25, 2015
August 21 - 23, 2015
September 18 - 20, 2015
Waldorf Astoria EdinburghSeptember 4 - 6, 2015
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm JumeirahNovember 6 - 8, 2015
November 20 - 22, 2015
December 4 - 6, 2015
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al KhaimahOctober 30 - November 1, 2015
November 13 - 15, 2015
November 27 - 29, 2015

Advance reservations are required with a minimum one (1) night stay. Must book at least three (3) days in advance of arrival. Blackout dates, early departure fees, length of stay, deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply and vary by hotel. For specific rates and restrictions please contact the participating property or visit the property's web site.

This offer is not applicable to existing reservations or group bookings, and may not be combined with other select promotions, discounts or offers. To reserve this package, please contact us at 1-800-WALDORF if in the USA, or +800 00 266 723 if outside the USA. When booking, please request the "Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience" package or request one of the following Plan Codes:

United States
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria ResortP8
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria ResortP8
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria ResortNP
The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria HotelWAD
Waldorf Astoria ChicagoP8
Waldorf Astoria Park CityP1
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria HotelPR10DE
Trianon Palace, A Waldorf Astoria HotelPR10DE
Waldorf Astoria BerlinPR10DE
Waldorf Astoria EdinburghPR20DE
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm JumeirahDXBPD
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al KhaimahRKTWA


Each participating hotel will offer three (3) driving sessions per day: a "morning" session from 8:30AM until 11:00AM, an "afternoon" session from 11:30AM until 2:00PM, and a "late afternoon session" from 2:30PM until 5:00PM. There will be four (4) openings available for either a single driver OR a single driver and one (1) passenger to sign-up. Each driving session will be on a pre-determined route planned out by each participating hotel, and will include at least four stops at various locations. During these stops, participants will be able to use restroom facilities, and switch to the next car. All driving participants will have the chance to drive three cars: a McLaren MP4-12C, a Ferrari 458 Italia, and a Porsche 911 GT3 (in some locations, a Lamborghini Gallardo may be used). In the event that one of the aforementioned cars is unavailable due to maintenance issues or the like, another super car will be substituted in its place. There will be a lead car which will be driven by a session lead driver; guests will also rotate to this car, and ride with the session lead driver. The conclusion of the driving session will end back at the hotel.

Driving Rules

  1. A driver must be between 21 and 80 years of age and hold a current automobile insurance policy and a valid driver license from your country of origin or main residence. Drivers must bring copies of these documents to their driving session. Drivers must sign a participation waiver prior to the experience.
  2. Every driver must sign a disclaimer (a copy is available upon request).
  3. No specific weight or height restriction for participation in a DXL event. (Drivers over 280 lbs or 6'7" or taller may experience discomfort inside the cars).
  4. Briefing is mandatory: The operation, controls and special features of each car will be presented during the briefing. All cars utilize paddle shift transmissions.
  5. Road selection: Every program incorporates a combination of sweeping turns, twists and straights. We try to select roads that are not congested, however, some freeway and highway routes may be included in congested areas. We schedule restroom stops during your drive.
  6. The drive duration is estimated to take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes up to 3 hours max.
  7. Sport casual clothing and shoes are highly recommended as the pedals on some of the cars are close together. Any clothing or accessories that contain metal decorations are strictly prohibited and, if identified by any member of the WA Driving Team, will have to be removed.
  8. No safety equipment is required for the event.
  9. Drivers/passengers should avoid bringing unnecessary items, as there will be limited space available in each car.
  10. You are allowed a maximum of one (1) guest passenger (per driver) for the event. Here are the specific rules for guest passengers:
    • If your guest opts NOT to drive, then you (the main driver) will drive all cars as outlined in the program description above.
    • If your guest opts to "share" the drive with you (the main driver), please note that each driver will not be able to drive all cars as outlined in the program description above. Instead, one driver will end up driving only 1 of the cars, and the other driver will end up driving the other 2 cars. Only 1 program fee will be paid for this option.
    • If your guest would like to drive all cars on their own, then they will have to book their own slot and pay the appropriate program fee.
  11. Non-driving passengers must be at least 12 years old.
  12. Drivers and passengers may be asked to sign appropriate media release forms for any photographs taken and/or interviews conducted by journalists and/or hotel or driving experience staff.
  13. Cancellations: Each booking is cancellable within each participating hotel and resort's standard rules and regulations for stays. Booked drives can be transferred or postponed in case of force majeure and or medical reason.

Program Costs

The cost for room nights will be the respective hotel or resort's Best Available Rate for the night(s) booked.

The cost for the driving experience is outlined as follows:

United States & UAE$999.00 per driver/session
Europe (Continental)€999.00 per driver/session
Europe (UK)£899.00 per driver/session