Waldorf Astoria New York
301 Park Ave (btwn E 49th & E 50th St)
New York, NY 10022
- Paris Hilton grew up here. We asked her what it was like to live in a hotel...
- In 1938, workmen laid down a new 2,295-square-foot rug in the lobby, stopping only to extricate a workman who had fallen into its folds.
- President Barack Obama participated in a bilateral meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
- Walk in and take a self-guided tour of the magnificent lobby. And this is a great place to relax for a moment or use the public bathroom.
- Exit on the Park side to get cabs- it's always faster.
- Beautiful place. You can't pass it up.
- The ladies rooms in the lobby are our fave! They used to be pink but it looks like they gave them a renovation. Still cute and each stall has its own sink, but we liked the pink better!
- After the presidency, Herbert Hoover lived in Suite 31-A at the Waldorf Towers.
- Every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has stayed here. 1973 NY Dolls played Halloween show. In 1998 comedy Coming To America Eddie Murphy received royal cleansing. Full site history via<LINK
- Herbert Hoover died, in 1964, at the age of 90 at the Waldorf Astoria.
- Hmm.. I wonder how paris hilton grew up here. Its not a hotel. In the meantime, its like a home.
- The lobby clock is from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Intricate and beautiful. If you can, also make your way to the Grand Ballroom and admire the view from the top balcony.
- as seen in many movies- more beautiful in person
- Today, I was here to speak at the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals.
- PHOTO: Dhani Harrison, son of late Beatles great George Harrison, plays at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, at the link!
- The Waldorf Burger is the best from the room service menu. If you like garlic then the angel hair pasta. Oh and the fries are great too! Enjoy!
- Designed by Lloyd Morgan, the Art Deco building was completed in 1931 as a reincarnation of the original hotel erected by the Astor family in the 1890s. It was designated a City landmark in 1993.
- Check out a gorgeous piano on the second tier above the entrance - Cole Porter wrote many famous musical theater standards on it!!!
- Think "Coming to America"
- Maitre dhotel Oscar Tschirky has been credited with refining Eggs Benedict, a Waldorf classic, from buttered toast to an English muffin and bacon strips to Canadian bacon.