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Franchise Summary

Business Opportunity

You will operate a hotel business under the name Waldorf Astoria.

Corporate Structure

Hilton Franchise Holding LLC is a Delaware limited liability company, formed in September 2007. Their principal business address is 7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100, McLean, Virginia 22102. They became the franchisor of hotels operating under the Waldorf Brand in the 50 states of the United States of America, its Territories and Possession and the District of Columbia on March 30, 2015.

Investment and Franchisee Fees

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a 300 room Waldorf Astoria hotel, excluding real property, is $143,332,700 to $705,531,150, including up to $450,150 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliates.

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How much investment do I need to start my own Waldorf Astoria business?
Franchisees typically require at least $134,384,500 to $646,502,000 investment to get their Waldorf Astoria business started
What are the initial franchise fees for Waldorf Astoria?
Franchisees typically need to pay at least $75,000 in fees directly to Waldorf Astoria in order to earn the right to launch their business
How much money can I make with a Waldorf Astoria franchise? What are the average revenues for a typical Waldorf Astoria business?
We haven’t done the math on how much revenue a typical Waldorf Astoria brings in each year. We estimate that other franchisees in the Lodging & Leisure industry general revenue, so we would expect Waldorf Astoria to generate a similar amount
How long do I need to commit to running a Waldorf Astoria unit? What is my contractual commitment?
The standard length for an initial franchise contract is 10 years. Renewals are also generally 10 years

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