Waldorf Astoria Turns into a Chain
Hilton Hotels have announced that they are adding the "Waldorf Astoria Collection" to three existing resorts on February 1 and plan on creating more resorts using the existing Waldorf Astoria's name and style in the future.
With the Waldorf turning into a chain, USA Today takes an inside look at the history of the hotel.
The original hotel was demolished in 1929 for the Empire State Building. When the Waldorf reopened two years later 15 blocks north at Park Avenue and 49th Street, it was the largest and tallest hotel at the time, according to the hotel: 1,852 rooms and 42 stories.
Frank Sinatra also lived there in the 70s and 80s, every U.S. president since Herbert Hoover has stayed in the Presidential Suite and and of course, this is where Star Jones got married. A great moment in the hotel's history indeed.
· Waldorf's opulent tradition made it a household name [USA Today]
· Waldorf turns lavish brand into chain [USA Today]
· Waldorf Astoria reviews [TripAdvisor]