Hilton plans Waldorf Astoria hotel for Lake Tahoe

Hilton has signed a brand and management agreement with EKN Development Group to bring the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand to Nevada’s Crystal Bay and Incline Village communities with the all-season Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe, expected to debut in 2027.

Situated on a 15-acre site, the mixed-use development will have 76 guestrooms and 61 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences. Managed by Hilton, the new-build hotel will be Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ first property in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe will have a "contemporary architectural vocabulary" with clean lines, varied pitched roofs, deep terraces and balconies. The resort will have 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 be atop a peninsula offering views of the lake and surrounding mountains. 

The construction of Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe will promote sustainability through the 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.

The property will have multiple 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 a brasserie with terrace. The resort will have a community grove with a promenade and dining options as well as a casino with live entertainment and a speakeasy.