UNIFIED BY INSPIRATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS and unparalleled guest services, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts create authentic moments that live long in the memory of each guest. From signature culinary excellence to world-class golf courses and rejuvenating spas, Waldorf Astoria aims to deliver unforgettable experiences.
IMAGINE TAKING ONE OF THESE UNFORGETTABLE experiences on the road. From the doorsteps of some of Waldorf Astoria’s most iconic hotels, you can put yourself in the driver’s seat of three of the world’s best super cars and access some of the most scenic drives in America. Stay tuned for 2015 participating properties that span the globe from the USA to Europe to Dubai.
WALDORF ASTORIA DRIVING EXPERIENCES this past year’s program began at the hotel, where guests were met by a member of the WA Driving Team. Guests were given an overview of their drive, showcasing a refined set of supercars including Ferrari's unrivaled 458 Italia, the technological tour de force - the MP4-12C by McLaren, and the ever-so-sleek Porsche 911 Turbo. The drive was led by a professional race car driver, who steered guests through a predetermined route. Guests had the chance to enjoy refreshments and switch cars during stop-off points within the route.
PORSCHE 911 TURBO: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
PORCHE’S 911 TURBO IS A TECHNICAL MILESTONE, STILL MAKING ITS MARK ONTO THE FUTURE. THE 911 TURBO HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BENCHMARK FOR GT SUPERCARS AND HAS ESTABLISHED A LONG TRADITION OF DELIVERING ON-THE-ROAD MOBILITY WHILE HANDLING THE DEMANDS OF RACING. PORCHE ALWAYS EPITOMIZES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE.
FERRARI 458 ITALIA SPIDER: AN EFFORTLESS MARRIAGE OF F1 TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN AND BEAUTY
THE 458 SPIDER IS THE FIRST CAR EVER TO COMBINE A MID-REAR ENGINE WITH A RETRACTABLE FOLDING HARD TOP THAT DELIVERS BOTH UNPRECEDENTED IN-CABIN COMFORT WHEN CLOSED AND UNPARALLELED SPIDER PERFORMANCE.
THE FERRARI 458 SPIDER OFFERS A WHOLE NEW SET OF EMOTIONS AND ADDS A GENUINE SENSE OF SPORTINESS AND POWER TO WEEKEND TRIPS À DEUX. AN INCREDIBLE MIX OF SOUNDS SUPPLIED BY THE CAR’S 570 HORSE POWER INCORPORATES JUST THE RIGHT NOTES, TURNING IT INTO MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS - MUSIC THAT ACTS AS A BRILLIANT SOUNDTRACK NOT ONLY TO THE PLEASURE OF DRIVING A PRANCING HORSE BUT IN-CAR CONVERSATIONS.
THE MCLAREN MP4-12C: THE SYMBOL OF MCLAREN F1 TECHNOLOGY BORN ON THE RACE TRACK
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 FIBRE 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.
YOU WILL FIND WHICH CAR IS YOUR FAVORITE BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL IN THIS UNIQUE EPIC SUPERCAR DUEL.