MCLEAN, Va. - Filmed in Chicago, Rome, Berlin and Shanghai, the cinematic, documentary-style series of Unforgettable Stories features cultural tastemakers and notable figures who have played a role in shaping Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts' unique and inspirational environments.  Subjects include chefs, fashion designers and even the Berlin Zoo Biologist, who leads the Waldorf Astoria Berlin's exclusive after-hours tour of the zoo.

The inaugural video by one of Hilton Worldwide's two luxury brands, starring world-renowned Chef Heinz Beck, takes viewers on a virtual tour of one of Rome's bustling farmers markets, shares the chef's philosophies on food culture and divulges the secrets behind his three Michelin-starred restaurant, La Pergola, at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

"Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts around the world offer guests the opportunity to create unforgettable memories through original programming and personalized service," said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide.  "We are delighted to highlight and celebrate the individuals who are instrumental in defining and curating the bespoke experiences and inspirational environments at all of our properties worldwide."

Other videos in the Unforgettable Stories pipeline include: a visit to the factory and atelier of Howard Harris, the artist behind the epic iron curtain sculpture in the Waldorf Astoria Chicago lobby; a glimpse into "gladiator school" at the legendary Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel; and a primer on Chinese Traditional medicine offered at the elegant Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.

Other tastemakers featured in Unforgettable Stories include: art historian and curator, Alessandra Massini; the legendary, Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire from Waldorf Astoria Berlin; Tom Hogan, Mixologist at Bernard's bar at Waldorf Astoria Chicago; and Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary of Simeone Deary Design Group.

The Unforgettable Stories documentaries are hosted on the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Facebook page and can be accessed through a custom built Facebook app unique to Unforgettable Stories at www.facebook.com/WaldorfAstoria.  For more information about the Waldorf Astoria brand please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or http://news.waldorfastoria.com.

Contacts:
Ani Zerounian
For Hilton Worldwide
+1 646 278 3631
azerounian@hlgrp.com

John Walls
Hilton
+1 703 883 5232
john.walls@hilton.com

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking a www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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