Today, Hilton announced the signing of a brand and management agreement with EKN Development Group to welcome the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand to Nevada’s Crystal Bay and Incline Village community with the all-season Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe, expected to debut in 2027. Situated on a 15-acre site, the mixed-use development will introduce 76 guest rooms and 61 best-in-class Waldorf Astoria branded residences to the highly sought-after Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Managed by Hilton, the new build luxury hotel will mark Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first property in the treasured Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake recognized globally for its stunning blue water, 72-mile shoreline and renowned ski resorts and terrain. It is no surprise that in 1960, Tahoe was home to the Winter Olympics. Boating, biking, hiking, climbing and golfing are just a taste of what draws athletes and adventurers to this wildly sophisticated locale today.
Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe will embrace the distinctive characteristics of the region, exposing guests to the artistry of Mother Nature and introducing an unparalleled hospitality experience, creating an authentic sense of place and contemporary addition to the area. The contemporary architectural vocabulary will utilize clean lines, varied pitched roofs, deep terraces and balconies. The resort will feature a material palette of warm wood tones accented by darker natural stone, with complementary metal tones capturing and mirroring the magnificence of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe and branded residences will sit atop a peninsula offering views of the cerulean lake and surrounding mountains. The construction of Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe represents a responsible approach to development with plans that include restoration of Lake Tahoe with an expected 90 percent reduction in sediment runoff into Lake Tahoe and a 38 percent reduction in total water and energy use.
Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe will form part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands. As part of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to culinary excellence and innovation, the property will boast a myriad of distinctive restaurants and bars, including Waldorf Astoria’s signature Peacock Alley lounge paying tribute to the brand’s New York flagship, a signature poolside restaurant and brasserie with terrace.
The resort will feature a community grove that provides a lively promenade and hub for guests, residents and locals alike to enjoy shops, exceptional dining options, and more. Paying homage to the popular gaming history of Nevada, Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe will offer an upscale casino with live entertainment and a speakeasy for a contemporary getaway.
Perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes, hiking or relaxing at the lake, the luxury resort will feature a Waldorf Astoria Spa and fitness facility with an outdoor terrace connecting to an expansive resort pool along with a dedicated pool for residents.
The experiences go beyond the property itself, offering both lakeside and slope-side options. Ideal for all seasons, the resort will offer a sophisticated three-acre lakefront beach club on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, a gondola-side mountain club at NorthStar Ski Resort, and transportation to nearby golf clubs, hiking trails, and the region’s world-renowned slopes.
At the resort’s mountain club, guests will enjoy effortless access to one of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, NorthStar California with a dedicated ski valet. As part of the beach club, guests staying at the first-class resort will have access to a private beach and mooring, a pier for direct lake access with unmatched activities and a resort-access-only signature restaurant and event hall.
Throughout Nevada, Hilton has more than 45 existing properties welcoming travelers and nearly 15 hotels in the development pipeline. Once open, Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe is expected to be the state’s fourth luxury hotel.