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Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends

February 11, 2011 (Fri) - February 13, 2011 (Sun) from 4:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407-597-5500
Cost: During these weekends, where luscious chocolate and spicy wines take center stage, accommodations are available at rates starting at $309 on Feb. 11-13 and Feb. 18-20.

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All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then never hurts!

Spoil your soul with the most indulgent things in life – chocolate, wine and romance – during the inaugural Waldorf Astoria Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends, held exclusively for overnight guests at the Orlando resort, Feb. 11-13 and 18-20, 2011. 

Guests who visit during the Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends can enjoy several surprises and decadent diversions:

Art and Chocolate: A Walking Tour – An opportunity to learn more about the commissioned artwork collection of Waldorf Astoria Orlando, and sample chocolates that have been paired to add inspiration to each painting. [Complimentary to guests]

Bar du Chocolat: A Chocolate Extravaganza – Enjoy a nightly opportunity to experience nearly 30 a la carte chocolate treats from Waldorf Astoria’s display of decadence.  Peacock Alley is transformed into a chocolate boudoir, offering an evening of self indulgence.  Guests can choose from a selection of chocolate treats from the hotel’s talented pastry team, including handmade chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, pillows of chocolate mousse, and bowls of beautiful bon-bons.  [Priced per piece] 

Smooth Jazz: Featuring Joseph Billups Duo – Enjoy nightly entertainment in Peacock Alley, where our Smooth Jazz Trio will add spice to the night. [Complimentary to guests]

The Marriage of Chocolate and Wine: A Seminar – Take a sip of wine first.  Then take a bite of chocolate and let it melt in your mouth.  Then take another sip of wine.  You'll notice a totally different taste in the wine, especially with the heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon.  The chocolate will bring out the best qualities of the wine and diminish any imperfections.  They complement one another.  They're just made for each other.  Learn what wines pair the best with chocolate.  [$25 per person]

For the Love of Wine: A Tasting Experience – A casual wine tasting experience that features the best new wines available this year – our 10 favorite new wines we love!    [$25 per person]

Sinful chocolate choices at our restaurants – Including a special chocolate feature at Bull and Bear Steakhouse, and chocolate inclusions at the popular Oscar’s breakfast buffet.

Chocolate perks at Spa by Guerlain – Pair your spa treatments with chocolate treats (and complimentary champagne!), all weekend at Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain.

During these weekends, where luscious chocolate and spicy wines take center stage, accommodations are available at rates starting at $309 on Feb. 11-13 and Feb. 18-20. 

The new Waldorf Astoria Orlando has put the destination on the map for luxury travelers.  Nestled within a nature preserve and conveniently accessed from within Walt Disney World property, the resort is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of neighboring theme parks.  Cara Goldsbury, author of Luxury Guide to Disney World, calls it “stunningly impressive.”  “Swank and sophisticated,” she continued, “Waldorf Astoria has redefined local luxury in Orlando.”
 
The hotel infuses timeless Jazz Age-elegance from The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, with the vibrant and modern ambiance of Florida.  It features 498 guest rooms and suites with sweeping vistas of Disney and the Bonnet Creek nature preserve.
 
Re-imagined versions of famed New York City restaurants include Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse.  The spa offers treatments from Guerlain, the legendary Parisian fragrance house.  Golf Channel travel writer Brandon Tucker called it “an exclusive playground for the adult-minded traveler.” 
 
For more information on Waldorf Astoria Orlando or the Chocolate, Wine and Romance Weekends, call 1-800-WALDORF or visit us online at www.WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com

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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.  For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

 

FACT SHEET


Event:  WALDORF ASTORIA CHOCOLATE, WINE & ROMANCE WEEKENDS

Dates:  Feb. 11-13; 18-20

Reservations:   1-800-WALDORF or www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com

Description:

Spoil your soul with the most indulgent things in life – chocolate, wine and romance – during the inaugural ”Waldorf Astoria Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends,” held exclusively for overnight guests at the Orlando resort, Feb. 11-13 and 18-20, 2011.  During these weekends, where luscious chocolate and spicy wines take center stage, guests can participate in wine and chocolate pairings, chocolate tastings, art tours, and enjoy smooth Jazz.  Reservations:  1-800-WALDORF or www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com


Main Events:
 
• Art and Chocolate: A Walking Tour – an opportunity to learn more about the commissioned artwork collection of Waldorf Astoria Orlando, and sample chocolates that have paired to add inspiration to each painting. [Complimentary to guests]

• Bar du Chocolat: A Chocolate Extravaganza – enjoy a nightly opportunity to experience nearly 30 ala carte chocolate treats from Waldorf Astoria’s display of decadence.  Peacock Alley is transformed into a chocolate boudoir, offering an evening of self indulgence. Guests can choose from a selection of chocolate treats from the hotel’s talented pastry team, including handmade chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, pillows of chocolate mousse, and bowls of beautiful bon-bons.  [Priced per piece]  

• Smooth Jazz: Featuring Joseph Billups Duo – enjoy nightly entertainment in Peacock Alley, where our Smooth Jazz Trio will add spice to the night. [Complimentary to guests]


• The Marriage of Chocolate and Wine: A Seminar – Take a sip of wine first. Then take a bite of chocolate and let it melt through your mouth. Then take another sip of wine. You'll notice a totally different taste in the wine, especially with the heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon. It seems like the chocolate will bring out the best qualities of the wine and diminish any imperfections. They complement one another. They're just made for each other. Learn what wines pair the best with chocolate. [Priced at $25 per person] 

•  For the Love of Wine: A Tasting Experience – A casual wine tasting experience that features the best new wines available this year – our 10 favorite new wines we love!  Note: not chocolate related.  [Priced at $25 per person]

• Sinful chocolate choices at our restaurants – including a special chocolate feature at Bull and Bear Steakhouse, and chocolate inclusions at the popular Oscar’s breakfast buffet.

• Chocolate perks at Spa by Guerlain – Pair your spa treatments with chocolate treats (and complimentary champagne!), all weekend at Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain.

Schedule

Friday

3-5pm              Art and Chocolate tour 
(self-guided, arrive at your leisure)

6-10pm           Sinful Dessert Course (Bull & Bear Steakhouse)
 
8:30-11:30pm  Smooth Jazz at Peacock Alley (Featuring Joseph Billups Duo)
                         
5-10pm            Bar du Chocolat: A Chocolate Extravaganza (Peacock Alley)
                         
 
Saturday
 
7-11am            Breakfast Buffet at Oscar’s, with special chocolate features, including a chocolate drizzle option for crepes and pancakes, chocolate croissants, and chocolate doughnuts.  Also featuring a chocolate fondue at the pastry bar with strawberries, pineapples, and other fresh fruit.
 
All Day            Chocolate Display
 
3pm                The Marriage of Chocolate and Wine, A Seminar [$25 per person]

4-5pm              Art and Chocolate tour 
(self-guided, arrive at your leisure) [complimentary]

 5pm             For the Love of Wine, A Tasting Experience 
[$25 per person]

5-10pm            Bar du Chocolat: A Chocolate Extravaganza (Peacock Alley)
 
6-10pm            Sinful Dessert Course (Bull & Bear Steakhouse)
                         
 8:30-11:30pm Smooth Jazz at Peacock Alley (Featuring Joseph Billups Duo)
                         


Sunday
 
8-11am            Breakfast Buffet at Oscar’s, with special chocolate features, including a chocolate drizzle option for crepes and pancakes, chocolate croissants, and chocolate doughnuts.  Also featuring a chocolate fondue at the pastry bar with strawberries, pineapples, and other fresh fruit.
 
All Day             Chocolate Display
 
 

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