Images of Grandeur

Brief, revealing account of individuals, groups and stories revealing a how the Waldorf Astoria, Host To The World, trully changed the lives of many and became an institution.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

• Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (World War II) • He...

Philippe of the Waldorf

Claudius Charles Philippe, also known as Philippe of the Waldorf or The Host of the Waldorf, (B. December 10, 1910 - December 24, 1978) was a British-born French-American restaurateur, catering director, hotelier...

Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Duchess – Bessie “Wallis” Simpson 1896-1986 Wallis was married three times. Her third husband was Prince Edward Duke of Windsor and former King Edward the VII of the United Kingdom Wallis and the King started their...

IBM Personal Computer Launch

•On August 12, 1981, at a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria ballroom in New York City, the IBM Personal Computer was announced with a price tag of $1,565. Two decades earlier,...

NYINC “Coin Show”

• The New York International Numismatic Convention is the United States’ most prestigious numismatic event targeting the needs of the world and ancient numismatic communities. • The Convention is...

Waldorf Firsts

Waldorf Astoria New York Hospitality Firsts The Waldorf opened as New York’s (and arguably the world’s) grandest, most luxurious and most modern hotel with private bathrooms for most...

World Economic Forum – 2002

• The foundation was founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German-born business professor at the University of Geneva. Originally named the European Management Forum, it changed its name to...

Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner

• Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner takes place each year at The Waldorf Astoria on the 3rd Thursday of October. • The dinner takes place in October as...

General Douglas MacArthur

• General of the Army Douglas MacArthur served his country as a soldier for more than 60 years. He achieved the highest acclaim for his exploits as a grand strategist in World...

Frank Sinatra

Sinatra agreed to perform in The Wedgewood Room in December 1946 but he insisted on the type of band that was supporting him on the air. Whereas the hotel had planned on...

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