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. Recent renovations have renewed the splendor that has long made The Waldorf Astoria an international icon.
The Waldorf Astoria hotel occupies an entire city block between Park and Lexington Avenues and 49th and 50th Streets. The hotels midtown Manhattan location make it within walking distance of Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Theater District and the best shopping and art galleries on Madison and Fifth Avenues. Three major airports (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark) are located within 45-60 minutes travel time from the hotel.
In 1932 Conrad N. Hilton wrote "The Greatest of Them All" onto a photograph of The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. It was his dream to own this hotel and include it in his prestigious portfolio of hotels. In 1949 he realized his dream, extending his version of "the light and warmth of hospitality" to the legendary New York landmark. Today, the hotel is the inspiration for the distinctive luxury hotels of The Waldorf Astoria Collection, the new Hilton brand established in 2006, to which the original Waldorf Astoria is affiliated.
Today, 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.
A vast resource of approximately 60,000 square feet of distinctive and versatile function space, with 40 rooms capable of hosting gatherings ranging from small and private to the most grand and extraordinary. The Guerlain spa occupies most of the 19th floor with 14,000 square-foot facility featuring 16 treatment rooms and 2 lounges with natural lighting throughout. Four distinctive restaurants, three lounges, and of course, 24-hour room service offer an array of distinctive cuisine.