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.

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...

The Explorers Club

• The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its...

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...

Guy Lombardo

Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians rang in the New Year with Auld Lang Syne in the Starlight Roof, broadcast on CBS Radio every year from 1954 until 1976, just prior to his death...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

• The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was established in 1986 and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. • Induction ceremonies are annually held in NYC at The Waldorf=Astoria since 1986 except...

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...

Benny Goodman

• Benny Goodman, known as the King of Swing, played to packed houses in the Empire Room starting in 1938. He did not play regularly in the supper club format; his...

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...

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...

The Viennese Opera Ball

• The Viennese Opera Ball in New York has been in existence since 1955 held under the auspices of the U.S.-Austrian Chamber of Commerce. • The earliest Viennese Opera...

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