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Orlando All Star Weekend 2012

Wow!  What a weekend!

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando are proud to have hosted the National Basketball Association (NBA) during their All-Star Weekend 2012 in Orlando.

The All-Star logo could been seen all over the city of Orlando — and all over our hotel as well!   Enjoy these pictures of the decor that was on display throughout the two hotels, their lobbies and the Bonnet Creek convention center.

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Valentines Day in Orlando Waldorf Astoria Chocolate Wine and Romance Weekends

All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then never hurts!

Spoil your soul with the most indulgent things in life — chocolate, wine and romance – during the inaugural ”Waldorf Astoria Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends,” held exclusively for overnight guests at the Orlando resort, held every weekend throughout February 2012.

Guests who visit during the ‘Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends’ can enjoy several surprises and decadent diversions:

  •  Bar du Chocolat: A Chocolate Extravaganzaenjoy a nightly opportunity to experience nearly 30 intense chocolate treats from Waldorf Astoria’s dynamic display of decadence.  Peacock Alley is transformed into a chocolate boudoir, offering a cocoa-infused evening of self indulgence. Guests can choose from a signature selection of sinful chocolate treats from the hotel’s talented pastry chef Kurtis Baguley, using recipes collected from the most romantic points of the globe.  Highlights include mouth-watering handmade chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, pillows of creamy chocolate mousse, and bowls of beautiful bon-bons.  Friday and Saturday Nights in February.  [Priced per piece]
  • Live Music Featuring Harvestown enjoy nightly entertainment in Peacock Alley, where our lounge trio will add spice to the night. Friday and Saturday Nights in February [Complimentary]
  • Chocolate Sensation – sit back and enjoy the music in Peacock Alley while savoring a special wine glass rimmed in drizzled chocolate, filled with a specially-paired Port.  [Priced per glass.]
  • Friday Night Flights: Chocolate Martinis – At Peacock Alley, enjoy a special flight of chocolate martinis. Friday Nights in February.  [Priced at $25 per flight]
  • ‘Sweet Endings’ Romance Dinner – Enjoy a special four-course candle-lit dinner served in your suite by your own private butler.  Your dining experience includes a decadent chocolate dessert.  Friday and Saturday Nights in February [Served in suites only — additional charge.]
  • Sinful chocolate choices at our restaurants – Sinful. Decadent. Delicious.  That’s how you will describe dessert at Bull and Bear Steakhouse.  The travel writer for the Irish Times newspaper called the chocolate bar dessert at Bull & Bear “legendary”… after one bite.  For breakfast, we’ve upped the chocolate factor with special chocolate inclusions at the popular Oscar’s breakfast buffet, including heavenly chocolate croissants.  Fridays and Saturdays in February.
  • Chocolate perks at Spa by Guerlain – Pair your spa treatments with chocolate treats (and complimentary champagne!), every Friday and Saturday in February at Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain.
  • Chocolate-Lovers Cabana Rental – Spend some time at the pool in a private cabana, enjoying a parade of chocolate treats delivered throughout the day, including a chocolate fondue finale. Fridays and Saturdays in February.  [Rental fee additional.  Limited quantity.]
  • A Chocolate Royal Tea – Our signature Waldorf Astoria Royal Tea is re-imagined in February, with a decadent display of chocolate croissants and other tasty treats.  [February 10 at 3pm; Additional charge – advance reservations suggested]

Waldorf Astoria Orlando has put the destination on the map for luxury travelers.  Nestled within a nature preserve and conveniently accessed from within Walt Disney World property, the resort is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of neighboring theme parks.  Cara Goldsbury, author of Luxury Guide to Disney World, calls it “stunningly impressive.”  “Swank and sophisticated,” she continued, “Waldorf Astoria has redefined local luxury in Orlando.”

The hotel infuses timeless Jazz Age-elegance from The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, with the vibrant and modern ambiance of Florida.  It features 498 guest rooms and suites with sweeping vistas of Disney and the Bonnet Creek nature preserve.

Re-imagined versions of famed New York City restaurants include Bull & Bear restaurant and Oscar’s.  The spa offers treatments from Guerlain, the legendary Parisian fragrance house.  Golf Channel travel writer Brandon Tucker called it “an exclusive playground for the adult-minded traveler.”

For more information on Waldorf Astoria Orlando or the Chocolate, Wine and Romance Weekends, call 1-800-353-2009 or visit us online at www.WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com

See photos of last year’s Bar du Chocolat after the jump.

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As a part of our Enchanted Evenings celebration at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, we are offering a Martini Madness party at Sir Harry’s.  Join us every Saturday from 8pm – 11pm (June 2011 to September 2011), for a martini infused evening where you can sample four delicious flavors on our martini buffet!

Guests can enjoy these flavorful martinis for just $20 a person.

Sir Harry’s is Orlando’s little-known secret – a quintessential big-city lounge with a built in pedigree.  Both sexy and stately, this lounge (located off the lobby of the chic Waldorf Astoria Orlando) takes you to the Big Apple and the best lounges in Manhattan.  In fact, the original Sir Harry’s (inside the famed NYC Waldorf=Astoria) is the birthplace of several classic cocktails, including the Manhattan!

You don’t want to miss this party! You can even continue your evening at Peacock Alley our lobby bar where you will find nightly live music, and entertainment.

Worried about parking?  No worries!  For our local guests who are not staying at the resort, we offer complimentary valet parking for Sir Harry’s customers.  Just ask your bartender or server.

For more information on other Enchanted Evening special events, please see the schedule of events , or contact Waldorf Astoria Orlando by phone at (407) 597-5500.

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A visit to Orlando will be a bit sweeter July 8-10, as Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek celebrates its first-ever Cupcake Lovers Weekend, a special celebration of frosted fun.

 Orlando Cupcake Lovers WeekendThe special weekend, part of the resort’s season-long SummerBlast! promotion will feature a schedule of activities and events themed around cupcakes.

 “Cupcakes have hit the stratosphere of pop-culture,” said Tracy Walker, general manager of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  “And with all the passion surrounding these tasty treats, we thought they deserved a special spot on our calendar!”

 Guests visiting the hotel during Cupcake Lovers Weekend, will have an opportunity to sample and purchase various cupcakes, and participate in cupcake-themed events, including:

  • Cupcake Decorating Tips An opportunity to learn decorating techniques that you can incorporate into your next batch of cupcakes!
  • MUSE Cupcake Bar – Curb your cupcake craving with a stop at MUSE, our lobby coffee and sweet shop.
  • Cuppycake Kids Zone – A chance for children to decorate their own cupcake, as well as other cupcake crafts.
  • Cupcake Walk – Our recreation team has created cupcake themed activities around the pool, including a special version of a cakewalk… the Bonnet Creek Cupcake Walk!
  • Cupcake Displays Enjoy a display of cupcakes decorated by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek pastry chefs.
  • Cupcake Voting – Guests can enjoy a display of cupcakes created by Hilton team members… and vote on their favorite designs!
  • Cupcake Martinis – The Hilton lounges will feature special “cupcake” themed martinis… you’ve got to try these!
  • Savory Cupcakes – Harvest Bistro will be serving several “savory” entrée cupcakes – the latest trend in cupcakes!
  • SummerBlast OrlandoSummer Activities – In addition, guests can enjoy their favorite SummerBlast activities and events, including a DUCKTONA 500, a zany rubber duck race in our lazy river; Dive-in Movies; and our SummerBlast! Saturday pool party, where one guest will win an iPod loaded with the latest hits.

 In honor of this special program, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is offering a summer bonus offer: a FREE one-day one-park Walt Disney World theme park ticket for every two nights a guest stays under the “SummerBlast! Disney Ticket Offer.”  (See www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/summer for complete details).  In addition, the resort is offering “Kids Eat Free” at Harvest Bistro, for breakfast and dinner (up to two child entrées with every paid adult entrée). 

To make a reservation, please visit www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com, or call 888-353-2013.

(Note:  This is not a special package… but a weekend event that can be enjoyed by any of our overnight guests.)

 Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offers the best of both worlds: a convenient “insider” location accessible from within Walt Disney World property and the peaceful serenity of the surrounding 482-acre nature preserve. Resort amenities include 1,000 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, a 3-acre Florida-style lazy-river pool, a Rees Jones-designed championship golf course, a luxe spa by Guerlain, a full fitness center, and nearly a dozen dining and lounge options, including the award-winning La Luce by Donna Scala.

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Valentines Day in Orlando Waldorf Astoria Chocolate Wine and Romance WeekendsAll you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then never hurts!

Spoil your soul with the most indulgent things in life – chocolate, wine and romance – during the inaugural ”Waldorf Astoria Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends,” held exclusively for overnight guests at Waldorf Astoria Orlando resort, Feb. 11-13 and 18-20, 2011.

Guests who visit during the ‘Chocolate, Wine & Romance Weekends’ can enjoy several surprises and decadent diversions:

Art and Chocolate: A Walking Tour – An opportunity to learn more about the commissioned artwork collection of Waldorf Astoria Orlando, and sample chocolates that have been paired to add inspiration to each painting. [Complimentary to guests]

Bar du Chocolat: A Chocolate Extravaganza

Bar du Chocolat, a Chocolate Extravaganza!

Bar du Chocolat, a Chocolate Extravaganza!

Enjoy a nightly opportunity to experience nearly 30 à la carte chocolate treats from Waldorf Astoria’s display of decadence.  Peacock Alley is transformed into a chocolate boudoir, offering an evening of self indulgence.  Guests can choose from a selection of chocolate treats from the hotel’s talented pastry team, including handmade chocolate truffles, exotic chocolate cakes, pillows of chocolate mousse, and bowls of beautiful bon-bons.  [Priced per piece]

Smooth Jazz: Featuring Joseph Billups Duo – Enjoy nightly entertainment in Peacock Alley, where our Smooth Jazz Trio will add spice to the night. [Complimentary to guests]

The Marriage of Chocolate and Wine: A Seminar – Take a sip of wine first.  Then take a bite of chocolate and let it melt in your mouth.  Then take another sip of wine.  You’ll notice a totally different taste in the wine, especially with the heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon.  The chocolate will bring out the best qualities of the wine and diminish any imperfections.  They complement one another.  They’re just made for each other.  Learn what wines pair the best with chocolate.  [Priced at $25 per person]

For the Love of Wine: A Tasting Experience – A casual wine tasting experience that features the best new wines available this year – our 10 favorite new wines we love!  Note: not chocolate related.  [Priced at $25 per person]

Sinful chocolate choices at our restaurants – Including a special chocolate feature at Bull and Bear Steakhouse, and chocolate inclusions at the popular Oscar’s breakfast buffet, including chocolate drizzle crepes and chocolate fondue.

Chocolate perks at Spa by Guerlain – Pair your spa treatments with chocolate treats (and complimentary champagne!), all weekend at Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain.

During these weekends, where luscious chocolate and spicy wines take center stage, accommodations are available at rates starting at $309.

For more information on Waldorf Astoria Orlando or the Chocolate, Wine and Romance Weekends, call 1-800-WALDORF or visit us online at www.WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com.

See photos of Bar du Chocolat after the jump.

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