Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Announces Partnership With Famed New York Restaurateur Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges Vongerichten Brings Award-Winning Culinary Expertise to the West Coast for the First Time

Mar 10, 2016, 08:00 ET from Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the highly-anticipated luxury hotel set to open in 2017, is excited to unveil award-winning Jean-Georges as the restaurant partner in the iconic brand's Beverly Hills debut. Under the direction of Michelin-star rated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills' signature dining restaurant and unique rooftop offerings will showcase inspiring and sophisticated culinary experiences for a new generation of guests.

"We're thrilled to partner with Chef Jean-Georges, an acclaimed talent in the restaurant industry, to bring true epicurean excellence to Los Angeles," said Luc Delafosse, managing director of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. "We both share a passion and understanding for creative techniques and superb quality in culinary arts and exceptional service, a philosophy that is infused throughout Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills."

A savvy businessman, restaurateur and one of the world's most famous chefs, Vongerichten has an impressive three-star Michelin background and is at the helm of the operation and success of numerous restaurants celebrated worldwide. Through his extensive involvement in every aspect of his restaurants— from concept to menu to architectural design, as well as staff selection and trainings— the renowned chef is constantly developing fresh ideas inspired by his travels to impact the global culinary landscape.

"I'm excited to have found the perfect partner to make my West Coast debut and bring my culinary passion to one of the world's most prestigious hotel brands," said Vongerichten. "I truly value the opportunity to bring exquisite food and discerning guests together in one place and look forward to becoming a part of the Beverly Hills community, bringing a new inspiring environment to life and having a presence in California for the first time."

Keeping in line with the hotel's unprecedented luxury and authentic hospitality, both the signature Jean-Georges restaurant and unique rooftop poolside dining at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will embody elegance as guests enjoy contemporary fine dining and an array of hand-crafted cocktails.  With the unparalleled abundance of California's local, organic treasures— in support of independent farmers and fishmongers— Vongerichten will source and create a beautiful harmony of seasonal ingredients and artful craft, highlighting the finest flavors in each dish. The indoor and outdoor dining oasis at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills sets out to strike a perfect balance between guests' palates and their views of the space.

The concept for the menu and design of the Jean-Georges restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is currently underway and the new restaurant will be unveiled in 2017 with the hotel's opening.

Located adjacent to The Beverly Hilton on the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills, the 12-story, 170-room luxury hotel marks the brand's first new build property on the West Coast— joining the legendary Waldorf Astoria portfolio of 25 landmark destinations. Delivering a combination of luxury and ease that has never existed before and embodying a unique urban oasis, the prestigious hotel brand's debut in Beverly Hills pays homage to Hollywood glamour and the effortless luxury of the California lifestyle.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.waldorfastoria.com have access to benefits including a Personal Concierge and complimentary Wi-Fi at 25 Waldorf Astoria hotels worldwide.

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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 25 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world's most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service. Personal concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com. Learn more about this expanding portfolio by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com or follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.

CONTACTS:
Heather Greenfield / Lydia You
For Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
+1 323 822 4811 / + 1 323 822 4849
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David Trumble
Hilton Worldwide
+1 602 870 2721
david.trumble@hilton.com

John Walls
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5232
john.walls@hilton.com

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