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    • Eamon deValera (center) on top of the original Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1919. From left to right are Harry Boland, Liam Mellows (leader of the ‘1916 exiles’), Eamon deValera, Diarmuid Lynch (secretary of the Friends of Irish Freedom), Dr Patrick McCartan (Irish envoy to Washington), and, sitting, John Devoy (leader of Clan na Gael).
      The “Waldorf O’Storia”
      Posted by Erin Allsop on March 14, 2014

      Meaning “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” in Gaelic, Ireland’s native language, the term “C’ead Mile Failte” (pronounced “kad meel-a fall-sha”) could not be more fitting for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel! For over a century, we have welcomed [...]

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    • Construction workers atop a steel beam, 1930.
      Building the World’s Greatest Hotel
      Posted by Erin Allsop on March 7, 2014

      “The Difficult Immediately, the Impossible will take just a few moments longer.” On March 8, 1929, Lucius Boomer (then owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel) announced that a new Waldorf Astoria would be built on [...]

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    • Some of the Waldorf Astoria Team Members in the same exact spot where Adlai Stevenson stood.
      The Waldorf Team Takes a Tour
      Posted by Erin Allsop on February 28, 2014

      Earlier this morning, myself and my fellow team members from the Waldorf Astoria had a very rare opportunity to take a personalized tour of Grand Central Concourse and Station which is located only a “stones [...]

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    • In the Park Avenue Lobby
      The Waldorf Astoria in Pop Culture
      Posted by Erin Allsop on February 21, 2014

      Our hotel’s influence in popular culture, also known as “pop culture”, can be seen in various movies, television series and novels, but what about the world of animation? Over the last 70 years, we have [...]

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    • President Franklin Delano Roosevelt giving a speech in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. October 4, 1933.
      “Thank you, Mr. President”
      Posted by Erin Allsop on February 14, 2014

      On September 30, 1931 at 6:05 PM, one day before the official opening of The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, President Hoover conducted a live broadcast from the White House over NBC Radio congratulating the efforts of [...]

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    • Li Hung Chang005
      The Year of the Horse
      Posted by Erin Allsop on January 31, 2014

      With the beginning of each New Year, large celebrations take place to welcome new beginnings, longevity and prosperity. Today, January 31, 2014, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year – The Year of the [...]

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