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 Worldwide Luxury Brands
+1 901 374 6383
John.walls@hilton.com

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 25 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world’s most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service. Personal concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. From signature culinary excellence, 12 world-class golf courses and 23 rejuvenating spas, Waldorf Astoria offers luxuriously appointed accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or www.waldorfastoria.com/offers. Learn more about this expanding portfolio by visiting news.waldorfastoria.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.

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