How Waldorf Astoria Guests Can Test Drive a Lamborghini
Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
Travelers staying in style at select Waldorf Astoria hotels and resorts this fall will be able to also ride in style thanks to the Hilton Worldwide brand's unique Driving Experiences program.
Launched back in 2014, this year's Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences will feature some of the world's most rare supercars since the luxury hotel brand has joined forces with Italy's Automobili Lamborghini.
Participating guests will have the chance to sit behind the wheel of the iconic automaker's latest models, including the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 and Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder (even the names sound fast).
The first of six scheduled experiences for 2016 took place earlier this month at the Waldorf Astoria Park City during the 12th Annual Park City Food & Wine Classic in Utah.
The next experience will take place at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York during the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament in September, followed by an offering at the Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel during October's Paris Motor Show.
Three additional experiences will take place in November at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Nov. 3-7), the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (Nov. 10-19) and the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah (Nov. 20-22).
"The parallels between our luxury hotel and this legendary automotive brand will lend an even more bespoke experience to our guests," said Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts global head John T.A. Vanderslice in a statement.
Automobili Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali echoed those sentiments in a statement of his own. "The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts' properties provide the ideal backdrop for our exceptional supercars, offering guests the freedom to test drive at their leisure," said Domenicali.
In addition to 30-minute test drives along customized scenic routes, Waldorf Astoria will offer on-site virtual reality (VR) experiences that won't require a professional driving instructor.
Using 3-D video simulation, guests will be able to digitally transport themselves to Waldorf Astoria locations around the world where they can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a supercar.
Travelers can view some of the 360 degree videos on Waldorf Astoria's official Facebook page.
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