Waldorf Astoria Resort Vacations
The original Waldorf Astoria in New York was built in 1893 and was designed by Henry Hardebergh. Known for its Art Deco style, a second building was constructed in 1931 when the original building was demolished to make way for the Empire State Building. The current hotel is one of the largest in New York City and held the title of the world’s tallest hotel from 1931 to 1963. When the hotel was sold for nearly $2 billion in 2014, the Waldorf-Astoria became the most expensive hotel ever sold. Today the hotel has more than 1,400 rooms, many of which have panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, as well as comfortable beds, marble bathrooms, WiFi and room service. There are more than 1,200 single and double rooms, as well as 208 suites. Guests who want to indulge in the finest rooms might find their suite is named after someone famous who has stayed in the hotel. Rooms include the Royal Suite, Cole Porter Suite and Churchill Suite, as well as the most expensive room in the property – the Presidential Suite. Other famous residents who have stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Frank Sinatra, and President Hoover.
One of the hotel’s restaurants – The Bull and Bear Steak House – has won numerous awards, including prizes from Holiday Magazine and the National Restaurant Association. The restaurant, which serves delicious food prepared on-site, is decorated in the English regency style and is just one of the restaurants in the hotel complex.
The Waldorf-Astoria is famous for its food – such as the Waldorf Salad, which is often associated with the hotel. Guests can indulge in colorful cocktails at the Sir Harry’s Bar or take a trip to other bars in close proximity of the hotel. As the hotel is smack-bang in the middle of Manhattan, guest can travel on the subway to other famous New York City landmarks, such as Times Square, Central Park and the Rockefeller Center. But that’s not all. Guests who are interested in history will be impressed that many of the rooms still have the famous Art Deco interiors that make the Waldorf-Astoria such a popular hotel. The Waldorf-Astoria brand prides itself on the customer service it provides, and guest will be welcomed as soon as step through the front doors.