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    • Sketch entitled "Ghosts in Peacock Alley - the Waldorf Passes" by Rollin Kirby
      Then and Now: Peacock Alley
      Posted by Erin Allsop 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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    • Tiziana Serreta and Oswaldo Kantule show in the Waldorf Towers admiring the artwork that Oswaldo created for a surprise project. Oswaldo is the great grandson of Chief Nele Kantule
      The Story of the Panama Canal
      Posted by Erin Allsop 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 Erin Allsop 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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    • Lena Horne
      Waldorf Astoria: The Entertainment “Empire”
      Posted by Erin Allsop 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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    • Kenneth perfecting Ms. Marilyn Monroe's locks
      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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