Two Waldorf Astoria Hotels Launch Ultimate Polo Package

The Empire Polo Club.(Courtesy of Murphy O’Brien Public Relations)

Two Waldorf Astoria hotels, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and La Quinta Resort & Club, have partnered with BLADE helicopters, polo player Guillermo “Memo” Gracida and Empire Polo Club to create a President’s Day weekend package to Los Angeles and Greater Palm Springs. The package will take place Friday, February 15 – Monday, February 18.

For $20,000, two guests will travel from Los Angeles to Greater Palm Springs, California by way of private helicopter charter, enjoy VIP seating at polo matches in the private Owner’s Suite at Empire Polo Club and luxury overnight accommodations at both Waldorf Astoria properties.

In addition, polo enthusiasts who book this package will enjoy a catered lunch with Player of the Centennial Era and National Polo Hall of Fame player Guillermo “Memo” Gracida, Jr., whose international career includes record-setting achievements and the highest number of U.S. Open Championship victories.

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A portion of the proceeds from this package will benefit the Tower Cancer Research Foundation in Beverly Hills. Tower Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to clinical research, patient support and community education. 

The package itinerary is of the following:


  • Accommodations in a Deluxe King Room at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
  • Eight-course chef’s tasting menu for two at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills


  • Breakfast for two at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
  • BLADE helicopter transfer to Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA
  • Champagne toast upon arrival
  • Lunch for two with polo legend Memo Gracida 
  • Optional polo lesson with Memo Gracida
  • Accommodations in the Eisenhower Suite at La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Chef’s table steakhouse dinner for two at Morgan’s in the Desert at La Quinta Resort & Club


  • Breakfast at Twenty6 at La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Transport to Empire Polo Club
  • View polo matches from the private Owner’s Suite including player visits, food and beverage presentations and more
  • Accommodations in the Eisenhower Suite at La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Chef’s table Mexican dinner for two at Adobe Grill at La Quinta Resort & Club


  • Transport to Empire Polo Club
  • BLADE helicopter return to Los Angeles

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