MCLEAN, Va. - Last week, Hilton Luxury Brands, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) premier category of best-in-class brands including Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR Hotels & Resorts, continued to raise the bar for excellence in luxury hospitality with recognition in two of the industry's most prominent awards, the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards and Travel + Leisure’s 500.
All three brands in Hilton’s luxury portfolio were represented in this year’s Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Additionally, Hilton Luxury Brands saw an increase in the number of properties awarded 4 and 5 stars with three new hotels added to the list, bringing the total to 57 properties worldwide. Recognized for their intuitive, personalized service and unforgettable experiences in timeless locations, four Waldorf Astoria properties were awarded with 5-Star rankings and 23 properties across Waldorf Astoria and Conrad were awarded 4-Star rankings. With a global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, the annual awards emphasize exceptional service and the rankings are based on an anonymous evaluation by incognito inspectors.
Forbes Travel Guide also recognized Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, which was honored to win Hotel Instagram of The Year for 2021. For spurring wanderlust, engaging with followers and providing stunning aesthetics, Forbes’ readers and followers voted the Instagram page as their favorite among hundreds of property Instagram accounts.
Additionally, Waldorf Astoria and Conrad were ranked in Travel + Leisure’s newly revived T+L 500 award franchise, recognizing the world’s best 500 hotels. Nine Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties received the prestigious accolade, further cementing Hilton’s position as global leaders in luxury hospitality. Results for the 2021 T+L 500 are pulled from Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards, a readers’ choice-based award.
“It’s an honor to see all three brands in our luxury portfolio represented in these prestigious awards. Above all else, these accolades are a true testament to our dedicated team members, as without their resilience and commitment to delivering outstanding experiences and unparalleled service to each and every guest, we would not be where we are today,” said Dino Michael, global head, Hilton Luxury Brands. “We are proud to see our properties recognized on the international stage for excellence in luxury hospitality, and we look forward to continuing to deliver unforgettable stays for our guests across our growing portfolio.”
The full list of Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties recognized by Travel + Leisure 500 is as follows:
The full list of Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR properties recognized by Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards is as follows:
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, Peacock Alley, refined art collections, Michelin-starred dining concepts and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents with over 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between bold design, impactful experiences and curated contemporary art to inspire the conscientious traveler. Conrad is a place where guests are empowered to explore through intuitive service and experiences that authentically connect them with local culture. In addition to its award-winning hotel offerings, the brand also features an expanding residential portfolio combining sophisticated design, best-in-class amenities and purposeful service in inspiring destinations. Experience Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at conradhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About LXR Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents, LXR Hotels & Resorts is a hand-picked collection of independent and spirited luxury properties celebrating the timeless pursuit of personal adventure. Found in the world's most alluring destinations and city centers, LXR connects legendary properties into an exclusive network of hotels that are set apart by individual design, an unrivaled commitment to personalized service and elegant, yet locally immersive, experiences for guests. Each property features its own enchanting pedigree, story and character that is steeped in the originality of its locale and provides a luxurious base of exploration for the intrigued yet discerning adventurer. LXR Hotels & Resorts is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, and each property benefits from the strength of the Hilton enterprise and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience an inspiring stay at LXR Hotels & Resorts by booking at lxrhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about LXR Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/lxr.