Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

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Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria NY logo.svg
St Bartholomews and The Waldorf Astoria Hotel.jpg
The hotel from the north; you can see St. Bart's in the foreground.
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is located in Manhattan
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
General information
Location301 Park Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′23″N 73°58′27″W / 40.75639°N 73.97417°W / 40.75639; -73.97417Coordinates: 40°45′23″N 73°58′27″W / 40.75639°N 73.97417°W / 40.75639; -73.97417
Opening1893 (Waldorf Hotel)
1897 (Astoria Hotel)
1931 (Waldorf-Astoria Hotel)
Closed2017 (temporarily for renovations)
OwnerAnbang Insurance Group
ManagementHilton Worldwide
Height625 ft (191 m)
Technical details
Floor count47
Design and construction
ArchitectSchultze & Weaver
Other information
Number of rooms1,413
Number of restaurantsPeacock Alley
Bull and Bear Steakhouse
'La Chine
Website
Official hotel website
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Park Avenue foyer (in 1988)

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is a famous luxury hotel in mid-town Manhattan, New York City. It has had two 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 feet (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. People could go to the platform by using an elevator large enough for Franklin D. Roosevelt's car.[4]

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

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  1. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at Emporis
  2. "Waldorf-Astoria Hotel". SkyscraperPage.
  3. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at Structurae
  4. "Waldorf-Astoria's private rail platform forever closed". NewYorkology. 2006-02-07. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2008-10-20. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ""United States Mission to the United Nations"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  6. As quoted in "Owens pierced a myth" by Larry Schwartz in ESPN SportsCentury. (2005)
  7. "Senior Class of 2008 News: Prom Information". The Bronx High School of Science. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  8. Salamone, Gina (2008-05-28). "The $1,000 prom night: New Yorkers dropping average of $1K on big event". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2008-05-06. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2009-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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