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    • Frank Sinatra performing in the Wedgwood Room, 1944.
      “Old Blue Eyes” at the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 9, 2014

      Many types of people have graced the halls and rooms of our glamorous hotel – princes, movie stars, famous singers and dancers – however, there is only one major figure that not only began his career in our [...]

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    • The 1933 Motor Show
      History of the Motorama
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 2, 2014

      The General Motors Motor Show (also known as the “Motorama”) was a national automobile show hosted by GM from 1931 to 1961 which began in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Showcased in our Grand Ballroom, these automobile extravaganzas were designed to boost [...]

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    • Lt. Col. and Mrs. John Glenn at the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel in 1962
      An Astronaut Visits the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on April 11, 2014

      As many of you may know, the Waldorf Astoria is famous for its history of hosting some of our world’s most influential figures…Princes, Queens, Kings, Presidents…but what about Astronauts? On February 20, 1962, NASA launched [...]

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    • green keys
      Green Keys Rating Increase!
      Posted by WaldorfAstoriaNYC on January 15, 2014

      The Sustainability Committee is proud to announce that the Waldorf Astoria has increased its rating in the Green Keys Eco-Rating Program to 4 Keys! 4 Green Keys indicate that we are: “A hotel that has [...]

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    • park ave christmas
      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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