While poking around the Waldorf Astoria website, I came across an amazing offer to drive a Lamborghini Huracan at one of 7 resorts. While staying on property during specific days, you can schedule a 30-minute test drive with a Lamborghini professional driver if you’re a Hilton Gold or Diamond member. What a truly unique experience!
Waldorf Astoria Lamborghini Driving Experiences
Staying at a Waldorf Astoria resort is already a memorable journey, but being able to drive a Lamborghini brings the experience to a whole new level.
Read what Hilton and Waldorf have to say about the Lamborghini Driving Experiences:
Launched in 2014, Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences now offers guests the exclusive opportunity to test drive and view some of Lamborghini’s newest models, including the Huracán RWD Spyder and Aventador S.Coupé. These select drive experiences will take place during iconic events in each destination, starting with La Quinta Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the BNP Paribas Open event on March 17 – 19, 2017.
Guests of Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resorts will have the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of Lamborghini’s latest line-up of cutting edge super sports cars at preferred destinations worldwide.
Each participating property will offer 30-minute sessions every day during the event, led by Lamborghini’s professional driving instructors at curated locales. Within each destination, a customized driving route will be created to allow guests to accelerate down the most notable roadways while zipping by favorite sights and places.
Please note that only drivers 25 years or older can participate. You must have a valid driver’s license and a signed waiver. Pre-registration is required to secure your spot. For more information on this experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also virtually experience routes from other cities through Gear VR Oculus goggles, such as the Trianon Palace Versailles outside of Paris. Even if you’re in the desert of La Quinta or Dubai, you can experience a a driving tour of the City of Lights through 3-D video simulation.
Which Waldorf Astoria Resorts?
There are 7 Waldorf Astoria Resorts that are offering the Lamborghini Driving Experiences in 2017. Unfortunately, the date for the Waldorf Astoria Park City has already passed. It was held on January 19 – 23, 2017 during the Sundance Film Festival. It’s ok, though. You didn’t miss too much since the fleet of Lambos were on display only.
There are still 6 opportunities remaining in 2017, so you can book now for your chance to drive a Lamborghini!
La Quinta Resort & Club. March 17 – 19, 2017. This event will coincide with the BPN Paribas Open at Indian Wells. I’ve stayed at this Waldorf Astoria three times in the last six months. I love the Spanish architecture and how the rooms are all designed as casitas among a village.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago. May 12 – 14, 2017.
I like that Waldorf Astoria and Lamborghini are pairing this awesome Driving Experience with other notable events at each property. That’s forward thinking you’d expect from a high-end brand that seeks to deliver exceptional service.
If you are unable to make it to one of these Waldorf Astoria properties for the Lamborghini Driving Experiences, you can always go to the Waldorf Astoria Facebook page to experience 3-D drives from your couch. Because I’m pretty sure they won’t let you drive a Lambo in your boxes and a robe!
How to become a Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond member
Since this promotion is reserved exclusively for Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond status members staying at these specific Waldorf Astoria resorts, it would be helpful to know how to become a Hilton Gold or Diamond.
There’s the hard way:
Hilton Honors Gold – have 20 paid stays, 40 paid nights, or earn 75,000 Hilton Honors Base Points in a calendar year
Hilton Honors Diamond – have 30 paid stays, 60 paid nights, or earn 120,000 Hilton Honors Base Points in a calendar year
Or the easy way:
The Citibank Hilton Reserve and American Express Hilton Surpass offer automatic Hilton Honors Gold for having the credit card. And you can earn Hilton Honors Diamond status when you spend $40,000 on either card in a calendar year. Click here to learn more about the best hotel co-branded credit cards.
My favorite is the Citibank Hilton Reserve because you also earn a free weekend night at almost any Hilton property after spending $10,000 per year.
The Bald Thoughts
I love staying at aspirational properties like Waldorf Astoria. The properties are high-end and the service is top-notch. When you add in opportunities like the Lamborghini Driving Experiences, it’s almost enough to blow your mind. If you’re available, I would highly recommend booking this once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are many dates for these events across the globe, so hopefully one of them fits into your schedule.