La Quinta Resort & Club Reels in Prestigious Industry Awards

Legendary 1926 Property Receives Accolades for Excellence in Management, Food & Beverage and Facilities Operations

. January 20, 2015

LA QUINTA, CA - January 20, 2015 - Fresh off a multi-million dollar milestone restoration befitting a landmark property, La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST earned top honors at the annual Hilton Worldwide and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts' awards ceremony in Chicago. The 1926 property, the first resort to grace the Palm Springs region, received accolades for Top Luxury Property of the Year and Best Food & Beverage/Luxury Division. Managing Director Paul Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Cherrett was spotlighted as General Manager of the Year.

The annual awards, which focus on excellence in hospitality operations, bestowed accolades in a variety of categories. The luxury division, which includes La Quinta Resort & Club, encompasses 29 worldwide Waldorf Astoria properties. Competitors included the award-winning Arizona Biltmore, Waldorf Astoria New York and Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Criteria for Luxury Resort of the Year was based on La Quinta's business acumen, guest satisfaction and service while the accolades for Best Food & Beverage/Luxury Division was driven by the resort's signature restaurant - Morgan's in the desert - under the helm of triple James Beard award recipient Chef Jimmy Schmidt and Chef du Cuisine Brian Recor.

Cherrett, who joined La Quinta Resort in 2013, received the most coveted award - General Manager of the Year - based on his forward management style and service culture. Guest satisfaction and financial stability are paramount to this award. "This is an enormous honor for the resort given its recent restoration and reflects our vision in raising the gold standard for the guest experience," Cherrett said. "As stewards of this legendary property, it is our responsibility to ensure both the facility and service are unmatched."

About La Quinta Resort & Club

La Quinta Resort & Club is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 620 elegantly-appointed casitas and suites and 98 villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; the Mountain and Dunes resort golf courses, 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan's in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie's at PGA WEST® and elsewhere throughout the resort. www.laquintaresort.com; 760.564.4111.

About PGA WEST®

Known as The Western Home of Golf in America®, PGA WEST® is home to the new PGA WEST® Golf Academy, three award-winning public golf courses including the famed TPC Stadium Course and three private courses designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. www.pgawest.com.

To learn more about or experience La Quinta Resort & Club, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com/laquinta or call +1 760.564.4111. For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or http://news.waldorfastoria.com.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 29 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.

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