Introducing the premier issue of Waldorf Astoria Magazine

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural issue of The Waldorf Astoria Magazine. In these pages, you will find an inspiring mix of stories designed to reflect the latest in travel, design, the arts, and style. You will discover the array of extraordinary destinations, delectable dining options, and unique experiences that make Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts the choice of discerning travelers. You will also meet some of the people who make every stay at a Waldorf Astoria unforgettable: Our team members, who provide authentic, personalized service starting from the very moment you book your trip.

We are excited to share exceptional stories that stir the senses and inspire that curious traveler in all of us. Inside, you will get to know David Garcelon, the culinary director at Waldorf Astoria New York, who gives us an exclusive look at the hotel's rooftop beehives; Randy Lowe, who serves as our high-flying "kite concierge" at Boca Beach Club; and Linda Covey, a nature photographer who helps guests at The Boulders capture incredible images of the Sonoran desert. You will journey to Panama, one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet and home of the new Waldorf Astoria Panama. Romantics will revel in the exquisite elegance of a Waldorf Astoria wedding, while golfers get an insider look at three of our world-class courses.

At Waldorf Astoria, we understand that travel is more than a trip. It is an opportunity to make memories that last long after your bags have been unpacked. Growing up in the New York area, I remember how excited people would get when they talked about Waldorf Astoria New York. Today, I hear the stories of people making timeless memories around the globe, whether it's a family reunion at Maui's Grand Wailea, sipping the best scotch in the world at Bernard's Bar at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, or having a night out at Long Bar at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.

Thank you for being a part of our story, and please enjoy your time with us.

John T.A. Vanderslice,
Global Head of Conrad Hotels & Resorts