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As one of the first 'grand hotels' to combine elegance with luxurious amenities and services, The Waldorf Astoria has been renowned worldwide for over a century. An official New York City landmark since 1993, the Art Deco property occupies an entire city block of prime, mid-town Manhattan real estate - offering an extravagant choice of opulent event spaces.
The Waldorf Astoria New York event spaces remain international icons on the venue scene. For connoisseurs of the Art Deco period, there is no more thrilling destination than The Waldorf Astoria hotel. Widely recognized as one of the most significant examples of Art Deco art and architecture in the world, this impressive New York landmark is a living museum of design and decorative ornamentation, unusual paintings and striking motifs.
The fascinating vignettes that flank the hotel entrance detail the hotel's magnificent architectural features, such as the priceless murals and the mosaic in the Park Avenue Lobby. The Waldorf Astoria and The Waldorf Towers, the boutique hotel occupying 27th to 42nd floors of The Waldorf Astoria, offer a total of 1,416 guest rooms, including 303 suites, all featuring original Art Deco motifs. Each room is decorated individually; no two are exactly alike. The Waldorf Astoria New York event spaces are a vast resource of approximately 60,000 square feet of distinctive and versatile venues, with 40 rooms capable of hosting gatherings ranging from small and private to the most grand and extraordinary.
Four distinctive restaurants and three lounges offer an array of distinctive cuisine. The Cocktail Terrace is the ideal place to relax and remains one of the New York's favourite people-watching spots. Historic Peacock Alley, located in the main lobby, is renowned for its small plates menu, the Bull and Bear Steakhouse is a Manhattan institution and Oscar's American Brasserie is famous for it's extensive brunch menu. Weddings and VIP events regularly take place in a Waldorf Towers Suite and the Cocktail Terrace provides an ideal location for more informal events.
March 13, 1893 Millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the 13-story Waldorf Hotel on the site of his mansion at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street. Four years later, in November 1897 The Waldorf was joined by the 17-story Astoria Hotel, erected on an adjacent site by Waldorf's cousin, John Jacob Astor IV. John Jacob Astor IV died on the Titanic on April 15, 1912 and William Waldorf Astor died on 18 October 1919.
In May 1929 the first Waldorf-Astoria closed, with so many new technological advances being adopted, it had become dated in the 1920's. The site was sold to the developers of what would become the Empire State building.The second Waldorf-Astoria hotel opened in 1931 at its current location on Park Avenue and was the tallest and largest hotel in the world. President Herbert Hoover, in a broadcast radio address from The White House, saluted the new hotel and its builders: "The opening of the new Waldorf Astoria is an event in the advancement of hotels... (it) marks the measure of a nation's growth in power, in comfort and in artistry."