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La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Hotel Contact:
49499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, California 92253
United States
Main: 760-564-4111
Email: Email Hotel Justin S. Ely
Director of Sales: Justin S. Ely
Website: www.laquintaresort.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.3
Chain Hilton
Opened 1926
Renovated 2014
Guest Rooms 776
Kings/Suites/Doubles 425 / 122 / 275
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 500
Max Group Size 1000

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $27
Room Tax 13.2%
Sales Tax 8%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 16,940ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 46,305ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 200,000ft²

Airport Proximity

1. Palm Springs International Airport
35 min 20 miles (32 km)
2. Ontario International Airport
90 min 89 miles (145 km)
3. John Wayne International Airport
125 min 125 miles (200 km)
4. Los Angeles International Airport
140 min 140 miles (225 km)

Business:

Business center; audiovisual equipment and services; high-speed Internet access throughout
including wireless in the meeting rooms
guest rooms
pool cabanas
and public areas.

Recreation:

Five championship golf courses; 23 tennis courts; spa and fitness center; 41 pools; 53 spas; hiking
biking and jogging trails; and choice of venues for dining.

Nearby:

Old Town La Quinta
desert jeep tours
Annenberg Theatre
Aerial Tramway
El Paseo shopping
Knott’s Soak City
McCallum Theatre
Empire Polo Club
The Living Desert
and Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Adobe Grill
212
Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Centre Court Cafe
150
Poolside Dining
Ernie's Bar & Grill
272
Gastropub
Morgan's in the desert
182
American Cuisine
Twenty6
210
American Bistro

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $39 Cont. $26
Lunch Buffet $45 Plated $36
Dinner Buffet $99 Plated $85
Coffee Break $15
2-Hour Open Bar $36
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Platinum and meets at least 25 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
This endorsement is an independent unbiased determination granted only to the hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board. Elite endorsement is never sold or licensed.
4.3
11 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.6
Accommodations:
4.4
Food & Beverage:
4.2
Guest Service Experience:
4.2
Conference Services Staff:
4.3
Meeting and Function Facilities:
3.9
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.3
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
All Grass 2,325 39.3 x 37.8 0 25,026 129x124 0 0 0 1,360 2,500 0 0 0 0
Capra A 125 9.8 x 12.8 3 1,344 32x42 10 60 90 90 80 32 42 0 0
Capra B 125 9.8 x 12.8 3 1,344 32x42 10 60 90 90 80 32 42 0 0
Capra C 125 9.8 x 12.8 3 1,344 32x42 10 60 90 90 80 32 42 0 0
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Property News
GIC Real Estate Completes Acquisition of Three Iconic Waldorf Astoria Resorts with No Impact to Existing Management Agreements
Posted March 11, 2013
Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Brand Continues to Operate the Arizona Biltmore, the Grand Wailea Resort and La Quinta Resort & Club
MCLEAN, Va. - March 11, 2013 --GIC Real Estate, the real estate arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), has completed its purchase of three landmark resorts managed by the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand of Hilton Worldwide. They are: the 740-room Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Ariz.; the 780-room Grand Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii; and the 796-room La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, Calif.

The transition of ownership will have no impact on the day to day operations of the properties as GIC has assumed the existing management agreements for all three Waldorf Astoria properties. California-based, KSL Group will act as asset manager for the three resorts and will work closely with GIC and Hilton Worldwide to ensure that the luxury properties continue their legacy of offering guests True Waldorf Service and authentic moments set amidst the inspirational environments for which the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand is legendary.

The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; full-service spa, salon and fitness center; two 18-hole golf courses; six restaurants and lounges including Frank & Albert's serving Arizona comfort food; and eight swimming pools including the Paradise Pool for the ultimate in poolside fun. For more information call 800-950-0086 or visit www.arizonabiltmore.com

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort is the only Waldorf Astoria Resort in the Hawaiian Islands. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea offers open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty for romantic getaways and fun for the whole family. Built to portray the richness of Hawaii's culture, people and nature, Grand Wailea is the ultimate Hawaiian resort providing an extensive selection of amenities and activities. Since opening in 1991, Grand Wailea consistently ranks among the world's best resorts by leading travel consumer reports and industry peers. For more information, call 800.232.4604 or visit www.grandwailea.com.

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and PGA WEST is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 796 elegantly-appointed casitas, suite and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie’s at PGA WEST. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named “North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning public golf courses and four private courses, designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. For more information, call 760-564-4111 or visit http://www.laquintaresort.com.

In addition to the three Waldorf Astoria resorts, GIC has a global portfolio of hotel properties in the U.S., France, the UK, Australia, China and India. Included in these holdings is the 1053-room Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk hotel in Fukuoka, Japan.

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 a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide,
www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands Debut Luxury Meetings Magazine at IMEX America
Posted October 11, 2011
New Customized Resource, Created in Collaboration with Elite Meetings International, Offers Event Industry Comprehensive Access to the Hotel Properties and Capabilities
McLean, VA – (October 11, 2011) – Today, Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands, in partnership with Elite Meetings International (EMI), announces the launch of Luxury Meetings magazine. This new group sales resource, which will be published annually, provides a comprehensive overview of Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands’ properties capabilities to host meetings and events at the more than 40 existing and forthcoming locations in their Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolios.

Debuting at IMEX America, a new global trade show for the worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel industry, this publication features property specifications and contact information with links to each hotel’s website and elitemeetings.com. Event planners can request additional information by contacting the hotel directly or by using EMI’s SpeedRFP™ “Request for Proposal” technology, which allows buyers to submit and manage their RFPs online at elitemeetings.com. In launching the magazine at IMEX America, more than 2,000 meetings and event buyers will be the first to view the resource and learn of the hotel brands’ unique luxury event offerings.

“We know efficiency and trust are the main drivers in choosing an event location,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide. “By partnering with EMI to create Luxury Meetings, we’re offering meeting and event planners, and their guests the assurance and efficiency they need and the excellence for which Conrad and Waldorf Astoria brands are renowned.”

Kelly Foy, chief executive officer of Elite Meetings International, added, “Combining the power of print and game-changing RFP technology provides a complete sales and marketing solution for Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands, and an extremely informative and user-friendly resource for buyers.”

In addition, Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands will be conducting customer group presentations about the brands’ luxury destinations and meeting capabilities in booth #1655 at IMEX America. Sonya Toliver Irby, director of brand sales of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Worldwide and Annette Dhein, vice president of hilton luxury sales will be on hand to meet with key customers and attendees throughout the three-day trade show. Twenty-one of the Conrad and Waldorf Astoria properties from 10 different countries will have presence at the trade show. Attendees will be amongst the first to learn about offerings at select Hilton Worldwide Luxury Brands upcoming property openings including the Conrad New York and Conrad Macao.

Copies of Luxury Meetings will be available to review at IMEX America located at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 11 – 13, 2011. To download a digital version or to request a hard copy, visit www.waldorfastoriaglobalmediacenter.com or www.conradglobalmediacenter.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 and 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 Conrad Hotels & Resorts
CONRAD® HOTELS & RESORTS is Hilton Worldwide’s global luxury brand and the choice for today’s modern, sophisticated traveler. By focusing on the individual, Conrad offers guests genuine and personalized experience and a world of style, service and connection. Each Conrad is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings. Across five continents, in the world’s gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy The Luxury Of Being Yourself®. For information on Conrad, please visit www.conradhotels.com.


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 93 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 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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 or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI's innovations include FaceTime™ Appointment Scheduler (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com) a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.
Tennis Champion Tom Gorman Returns to La Quinta Resort & PGA West(TM) as Director of Tennis
Posted November 21, 2008
LA QUINTA, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Gorman, a world-renowned tennis player and successful Davis Cup captain, has been named Director of Tennis of the legendary La Quinta Resort & PGA West(TM) in the Palm Springs desert area.

Gorman was one of the founding tennis professionals that originally developed La Quinta Resort's award-winning tennis program in the late 1970s. Consistently ranked by Tennis Magazine as one of the "top tennis resorts in the United States," La Quinta Resort offers 23 hard and clay tennis courts, an all-star lineup of USPTA certified instructors and a fully stocked pro shop. In addition, PGA West offers 19 total courts, including four grass, thirteen hard and two clay.

"We are happy to welcome Tom 'home' to La Quinta Resort & PGA West," said Ralph Vick, managing director. "He is a true champion and his vast knowledge of all aspects of the game will propel La Quinta's award-winning tennis program to new heights."

Gorman's illustrious career began as a two-time NCAA All-American followed by 12 years competing on the ATP tour. He was a singles semi-finalist at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open. Tom played on the U.S. Davis Cup team for four years, including the championship team in 1972. Tom has career wins over former top-ranked Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors in final round tournament play.

After retiring, Tom parlayed his tennis talents into coaching and he led the U.S. Women's Wightman Cup and Federation Cup teams in 1984 and 1985. In 1986, Tom was named the U.S. Men's David Cup Captain and Coach, a position he held for eight years. During that time, he was also selected as coach of the U.S. Men's Olympic Tennis team in Seoul, Korea and Barcelona, Spain.

The highlight of coaching the Davis Cup teams was first winning the Davis Cup World Championship title in 1990 against Australia and then again in 1992 defeating Switzerland with the "Dream Team," consisting of Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Jim Courier. In 2001, Tom and Chilean Jaime Fillol won the Senior Masters Double title at the U.S. Open.

A Seattle native, Tom graduated from Seattle University.

La Quinta Resort & Club(R) and PGA WEST(R): A Haven for Relaxation Celebrating more than 82 years, La Quinta Resort & Club, part of "The Waldorf=Astoria Collection," is a legendary resort destination that has reigned over the picturesque Palm Springs area in the city of La Quinta with grace and charm since 1926. The Hollywood hideaway is located in a spectacular setting among orange and lemon groves at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. Guests enjoy 90 holes of championship golf on five legendary courses at the resort and PGA WEST(R); 23 tennis courts; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta(R), 41 pools and 53 hot spas; exceptional cuisine at AZUR, TWENTY 6 and Adobe Grill; and The Plaza -- two stories of shops and restaurants surrounded by flowers, waterfalls and winding paths. Many consider this a home away from home with all the comforts and modern conveniences, including high-speed Internet access and wireless Internet service throughout ballrooms, pools, cabanas and public areas. La Quinta Resort & Club is located at 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, California 92253. For further information and reservations, call 800.598.3828 or http://www.laquintaresort.com.