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"THE Waldorf-Astoria: New York"

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This collection consists of reproductions of illustrations from the publication "The Waldorf-Astoria, New York." The promotional book was compiled in…

America's Palace

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In October of 1931, President Herbert Hoover took to the airwaves to announce to the opening of the Park Avenue Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. This historic…

Amnesty

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Created in 2012, the Waldorf Astoria Amnesty Program called to the masses to return artifacts taken from our hotel over the last 80+ years as a way to…

Anbang Insurance Company

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In February 2015, the Chinese Insurance Company, Anbang, made history when they purchased the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel for a record-breaking $2…

Art Deco

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When the decision to build a new Waldorf=Astoria Hotel was made, the managers and investors of the new hotel were most emphatic that the atmosphere,…

Audio

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The items in this collection contain accounts of present and past events and "happenings" here at our hotel. Speakers or headphones are required for…

Building the Waldorf

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The images of the construction of the Park Avenue Waldorf Astoria were made in 1929-1931 by the Thompson-Starrett Company, the construction agency…

Contributions

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Collection of items contributed to the Waldorf Astoria Archive via the contribution plugin.

Culinary

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Dinning at the Waldorf

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Opened in 1931 as the successor to the original circa 1897 Waldorf Astoria, the world’s first “skyscraper hotel,” remains one of the world’s…