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    • Then and Now: Peacock Alley
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on August 28, 2014

      Peacock Alley has long been associated with the history of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and New York society. The glamorous, 300-foot marble corridor of our original hotel once connected the Palm Room and the Empire [...]

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    • The Story of the Panama Canal
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on June 20, 2014

      The Waldorf Astoria played a central role as the backdrop to the development of a country and a canal integral to the development of commerce for much of the Americas. Today’s vignette highlights our role [...]

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    • A “Time Capsule” Discovery
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on January 24, 2014

      This past November, during a small renovation process of suite 1583, our Property Operations team discovered what they thought to be a small cardboard box stuck in the ceiling’s concrete beam. Upon removal of this [...]

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    • Waldorf Astoria: The Entertainment “Empire”
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on August 16, 2013

      Since our unveiling in 1931, The Waldorf Astoria has acted as host to significant events across a spectrum of industries, not least of which is the entertainment field.  From the 1930’s through the 1960’s the [...]

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    • The Legendary Man, With Legendary Hands
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on May 14, 2013

      Kenneth Battelle is the name of a man who is very close to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel family and history. The Kenneth Salon is located at 301 Park Avenue, in the Waldorf Astoria New York [...]

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