New York - Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, announced today a partnership with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand, offering Wheels Up Members exclusive benefits at ten Waldorf Astoria properties across North America. From star-studded Beverly Hills to the shores of Maui and beyond, Wheels Up Members can now further indulge in the effortless luxury and sense of place that is found at all Waldorf Astoria hotels. The collaboration represents the largest hotel partnership to date for Wheels Up and will significantly enhance the private aviation brand’s travel offerings within its robust portfolio of exclusive member benefits with one of the world’s most recognizable names in luxury hospitality.
Creating a seamless transition from plane to hotel, the experience begins for Wheels Up Members as soon as they land at their destination of choice where they will receive luxury ground transportation provided by Waldorf Astoria. Once on property, Wheels Up Members will have access to a dedicated concierge at the hotel, personalized service, room upgrades based on availability, complimentary breakfast, complimentary premium wi-fi, and a guaranteed late checkout. Guests can expect elegant and unparalleled service from the moment they book their stay to the moment they check out.
“We are thrilled to be launching this new program with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to provide memorable travel experiences for our Wheels Up Members,” said Mark Krolick, senior vice president at Wheels Up. “Our two brands are aligned and committed to an impeccable standard of service that has inspired this program, and we look forward to future collaborations on the ground and in the air.”
Wheels Up Members have access to these benefits at ten select North American properties including Waldorf Astoria Atlanta; Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club; Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills; Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort; Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort; Waldorf Astoria Park City; Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal; Waldorf Astoria Orlando; Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and Waldorf Astoria Chicago.
“The launch of this partnership with Wheels Up represents Waldorf Astoria’s dedication to the evolving needs of discerning travelers today, and we are delighted to welcome their members to our stellar properties across North America,” said Dino Michael, senior vice president and global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “We’re excited to partner with a company like Wheels Up that shares our relentless commitment to personal, anticipatory service as well as providing guests and members with truly unforgettable experiences.”
About Wheels Up
Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, is the only company in the industry to offer a total private aviation solution that includes world-class safety, service, and flexibility through on-demand flights, membership programs, corporate solutions, aircraft management, whole aircraft sales, and commercial travel benefits through a strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines. Wheels Up, which was founded and is led by renowned entrepreneur Kenny Dichter, is uniquely positioned to offer its Customers and Members access to over 1,500 safety-vetted and verified aircraft.
Through the Wheels Up App anyone can search, book, and fly. Wheels Up Connect, Core, and Business memberships provide enhancements such as flight sharing, empty-leg Hot Flights, Shuttle Flights, Shared Flights, signature Wheels Down events, and exclusive member benefits from preeminent lifestyle brands. The Company’s ongoing Wheels Up Cares program aligns with philanthropic organizations and initiatives that affect and matter to the Company and its customers, members, stakeholders, families, and friends. The Wheels Up Cares fleet is comprised of five custom painted Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft; each plane serves as a flying symbol for a specific cause.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 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 five 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 nearly 133 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 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience a positive 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.