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Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal Unite for an Exquisite and Exclusive Culinary Series Marking the Launch of the Waldorf Astoria Culinary Passport

Featuring a takeover at Malpeque and a cooking demonstration at Chaya, guests will enjoy unique offerings by Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet and Director of Bars and Agave Expert David Hernandez

Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Waldorf Astoria Cancun

Waldorf Astoria Cancun will launch a partnership with Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal at the resort’s signature restaurant Malpeque. Joining forces, the luxurious Cancun resort will welcome Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet and Director of Bars and Agave Expert David Hernandez from Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal to offer an exclusive food and beverage tasting experience open to guests and locals who find themselves at the resort.  

As the resort’s signature dining venue, Malpeque honors the splendor of the sea and the intensity of fire, featuring an abundant raw bar. This summer, Malpeque will host the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal TRAVESÍA pop-up, led by Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet. Guests can embark on a journey through the distinct regions of Mexico with a tasting menu all surrounding the beloved taco. Rooted in native cooking techniques to spotlight the flavors and ingredients of the country, guests can indulge in delights like Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Shrimp Empanadas, Scallop and Snail Tostadas, among other exquisite dishes.

In addition to the takeover, Waldorf Astoria Cancun invited Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet to lead a cooking demonstration at restaurant Chaya on the same weekend. Chaya is the resort’s all-day brasserie, offering a relaxed, comfortable, and revitalizing menu that showcases the beauty of hyper-seasonal ingredients, unique products, and small-scale producers. The demonstration will be called Baja Shells Cooking Class and will showcase dishes such as Grilled Clams, Chocolata Clams and Garlic Butter, Reyna Clam & Miso with Yuzu Butter, and Oysters with Kimchi and Machaca. 

Complementing these extraordinary culinary events, the resort is introducing the Waldorf Astoria Cancun Culinary Passport. This convenient passport allows guests to receive a special collectible stamp of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal whenever they travel to Waldorf Astoria Cancun throughout the year, ensuring a seamless and rewarding culinary journey.

“We are thrilled to welcome Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet and Director of Bars and Agave Expert David Hernandez from Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal for this unique culinary collaboration,” said Jimena Fernández, marketing director, Waldorf Astoria Cancun. “This event exemplifies our commitment to providing unparalleled dining experiences, and we look forward to offering our guests an unforgettable gastronomic journey.” 

Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet has been part of the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal team since 2016. He oversees all culinary operations for El Farallon, Don Manuel’s, The Beach Club, Crudo, weddings and social events (including cooking classes), poolside dining, and the resort’s in-room dining program. David Hernandez, director of bars and agave expert, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, has been with the resort since 2021 and has a seasoned professional background with over two decades of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, specializing in the art of mixology.  

“I am delighted to be part of the Waldorf Astoria Culinary Passport and bring the flavors of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal’s cuisine to Malpeque in Cancun. This collaboration is an incredible opportunity to share our passion for gastronomy and create memorable experiences together,” said Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. 

Opened in 2022, Waldorf Astoria Cancun is a 173-room luxury resort set among the verdant mangroves of the Yucatan Peninsula, offering panoramic ocean views, world-class dining, and destination-worthy wellness offerings. The opening of Waldorf Astoria Cancun marked the 200th hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America for Hilton, as well as the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Mexican Caribbean and second in the country. With menus crafted by consummate connoisseurs, guests can indulge and imbibe in various dining options across five food and beverage venues. From the chic Peacock Alley Lounge to signature restaurant Malpeque, Waldorf Astoria Cancun has refined dining experiences spanning light fare to expertly prepared regional and global dishes that showcase premier local ingredients.

For more information and reservations, please visit or follow the hotel on Instagram at @WaldorfAstoriaCancun

About Hilton

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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to sincerely elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary mastery in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, Peacock Alley, refined art collections, Michelin-starred dining and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at, and follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram.   

About Waldorf Astoria Cancun  

The oceanside luxury resort, Waldorf Astoria Cancun, is situated on 100 acres of secluded coastline and nestled between Cancun and the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Set amongst the verdant-green mangroves of the Yucatan Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Cancun delivers an unforgettable experience for guests. The resort features 173 exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites for an unforgettable taste of Mexico. Guests can enjoy the scents from Malpeque, the property’s signature seafood restaurant featuring freshly caught local seafood, the all-day Brasserie Chaya featuring a more casual yet still refined experience, the Beach Bar and Grill JA’O which offers bright, bold classic Mexican. The property also boasts the Signature Waldorf Astoria Spa, integrating Mexican healing traditions with native ingredients for indulgent treatments, in addition to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, swimming pool, sundeck, cabanas and six exquisite dining experiences.

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