Hilton has now brought its flagship Waldorf Astoria brand to Las Vegas. The former Mandarin Oriental has been rebranded and is available for Hilton Honors members using points too.
The hotel consists of 392 rooms and will go through $50 million refresh (not sure how disturbing for guest this is). The price using points for standard rooms maxes at 80,000 points per night (premium room awards are obviously more expensive – usually not good value)
You can access Hilton’s page for Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas here.
The award price varies quite a bit. The lowest price I saw was 52K per night and max 80K for the standard room.
The standard room for awards is the city view room. You have to keep in mind that awards don’t have to pay that nasty $45 per nigh “resort charge”.
Here are the Diamond benefits for Waldorf Astoria:
And here are the Gold ones:
- Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
- 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or a daily complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel’s designated restaurant for you and up to one additional guest registered to the same room each day of your stay
You can access Hilton’s page for elite benefits here.
Perhaps Mandarin Oriental was too foreign brand for an average Las Vegas visitor that are more familiar with something from Hilton’s portfolio?
Interesting to see what king of renovations they are going to do to bring up the hotel to Waldorf Astoria standards? I would say that on average Mandarin Oriental is at the same or higher level branding wise.
Good option for Hilton Honors members for their Las Vegas stays that prefer non-casino option. Let’s hope that they have good property specific bonus points promotion soon to celebrate this rebrand!