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    • Table Display for Mr. VanDervort's 90th Birthday Luncheon.
      WWII Vet Enjoys Surprise Birthday Luncheon
      Posted by Erin Allsop on July 11, 2014

      True Waldorf Service. We consider it a pillar upon which our culture is built. I’d like to share today a moment that was as enjoyable for us as it seemingly was for those to whom [...]

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    • Menu from the Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh Banquet
      “The Spirit of St. Louis” at the Waldorf
      Posted by Erin Allsop on June 13, 2014

      Today’s entry is a nod to an extraordinary feat accomplished by Charles Lindbergh and memorialized at an event we were proud to host. This commemorative dinner was held on June 16th 1927 as he was [...]

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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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      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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      Happy New Year from the Waldorf Astoria!
      Posted by Erin Allsop on January 3, 2014

      Here at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, we take pride in being able make our guests feel like family; especially during the holidays. This week’s blog will be short and sweet. Simply, I want to take [...]

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    • Sweet Competition
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on December 17, 2013

      On December 12, 1949 the Waldorf Astoria Hotel hosted the first nation-wide baking competition in the Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by the Pillsbury Corporation, the Grand National Recipe and Baking Contest (as it was known then) [...]

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