Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

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The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
The hotel's name with a single hyphen is engraved and gilded over the entrance.
The hotel's name with a single hyphen is engraved and gilded over the entrance.
Hotel facts and statistics
Location 301 Park Avenue
Manhattan, New York
Opening date 1893 (Waldorf Hotel)
1897 (Astoria Hotel)
Architect Schultze & Weaver
Management Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Owner Hilton Hotels Corporation
No. of floors 47
Park Avenue foyer (in 1988)

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is a famous luxury hotel in New York. It is in mid-town Manhattan in two historic landmark buildings. The first was on the Fifth Avenue site of the Empire State Building. The present building at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan is a 47 floor, 625 ft. (191 m) Art Deco landmark, designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and dating from 1931. The Waldorf Astoria New York is a member of Hilton's Luxury and Lifestyle Brands with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Denizen Hotels. The Waldorf Astoria brand is made up of the Waldorf Astoria in New York and The Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

The modern hotel has three American and classic European restaurants, and a beauty parlor off the main lobby. Several shops surround the lobby, which has won awards for its original period character. An even more luxurious "hotel within a hotel" in its upper section is known as The Waldorf Towers operated by Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel has its own railway platform as part of Grand Central Terminal, used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, and Douglas MacArthur, among others. An elevator large enough for Franklin D. Roosevelt's automobile provides access to the platform.[1]

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Park Avenue with Helmsley Building and Met Life Building in background

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Coordinates: 40°45′23″N 73°58′27″W / 40.75639°N 73.97417°W / 40.75639; -73.97417