Our travel spotlights shines on one of the most prestigious and well known hotels in existence, the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. A hotel as rich in history as it is in luxury, making us so proud to be included in their gift shop. This Park Avenue iconic hotel is known for its high end accommodations as well as its perfect location for those wanting to see all New York has to offer. From Central Park to Times Square to Park Avenue shopping, this hotel is a perfect destination for your next fabulous New York vacation.
When you walk into the lavish hotel lobby you get a feel for the overall art deco look of the hotel.
Originally, The Waldorf and The Astoria were two hotels, built by fueding relatives in 1893. They were later connected and the hallway between the two was known and Peacock Alley. The site of these original buildings was sold to the developer of the Empire State Building, which now stands at the very site of the original hotels. The current building was built in 1931 on Park Avenue as the tallest and largest hotel in the world at that time. The photo below is the updated Peacock Alley, which connects the two current hotel buildings and is now home to one of the hotel’s many restaurants.
The Royal Suite, pictured below, earned it’s name when it was the New York home to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
The tower suites are located on the top 15 floors of the hotel. They have their own private hotel entrance and the most exclusive accommodations and residences. Jackie and John F. Kennedy spent their wedding night in one of these luxury suites.
In the words of Frank Sinatra (a frequent patron of the Waldorf-Astoria), “Start Spreading the news…. I’m leaving today…” (I wish!)
Sometimes dreaming of vacations is just as fun as taking them… right?!
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