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Waldorf Astoria, Aston Martin Partner for Driving Experience

by Erich Martin

Nov 19, 2019

Aston Martin. Photo: Nora Tarvus | Dreamstime.com

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For years, Waldorf Astoria partnerships with different luxury car brands offered guests access to exclusive vehicles. Last year, the luxury Hilton brand signed an exclusive four-year partnership with Aston Martin Lagonda, offering six driving experiences per year all over the world.

The experiences take place in top destinations including Dubai, Bangkok and Las Vegas. In October, I visited Las Vegas to experience the drive for myself and was totally blown away.

Before my drive, a professional driver greeted me and went over every piece of the car. He showed me engineering marvels on display and, after a brief walk around the car, we got in and he explained more of the craftsmanship. Each Aston Martin is completely handmade. In the 106 years the brand has existed, it has made and sold only 85,000 cars.

Behind the wheel, I rolled out onto the Strip and made my way for the highway, using all of the car’s offerings. I changed the suspension to feel the road, manipulated the pick up and felt like I was piloting a rocket ship, enjoying the smooth, hour-long ride.

I consider myself lucky to have been able to drive the DBS Superleggera. Anyone staying at a participating property should make time for the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you are a regular Waldorf Astoria guest, keep an eye out for upcoming driving experiences. They take place on weekends and are complimentary for hotel guests. Regular Aston Martin customers and local distributers are also invited to take part in the test drive.

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