Couple Celebrates 60th Wedding Anniversary At the Waldorf-Astoria. For $16.80 A Night
Here's a tale that's sure to warm your hearts on this dreary Friday morning, and then perhaps make you a little jealous: a New England couple that's been married for 60 years just celebrated their anniversary at the Waldorf-Astoria, the same place they spent their wedding night in 1952. The price they paid back then? $16.80. The price they'll pay this weekend on their anniversary visit? $16.80.
Apparently, old lady Waldorf has a policy of charging only the original room rate for returning guests who are celebrating a special event. According to the NY Daily News, who wrote Wednesday's piece on the New England couple, about two or three couples make use of the perk every year.
Which tells us there must be plenty of happily married couples out there who have a super cheap stay waiting for them at the Waldorf-Astoria, and who aren't making use of it. But we know someone who might be interested in taking the reservation off their hands...(us!)
Isidore and Joan Schwartz (yes, those are actually their names) even still have their original receipt from their 1952 stay at the Waldorf-Astoria. The NY Daily News has the photo up on the site, but it's too small to really see any details except a vintage-y looking photo of the hotel.
According to the bill, back in 1952 a room at the two-towered hotel went for just $16.80, plus 30 cents for a phone call. Now, a couple appetizers downstairs at Peacock Alley would set you back just as much. And that's excluding tip.
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