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.

United Nations General Assembly

• UNGA was established in 1945 • The General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.

Bette Midler

• Actress, comedian and singer Bette Midler also known (by her informal stage name) as The Divine Miss M. • During her more...

Chamber Magic Steve Cohen

• The first Chamber Magic show at the Waldorf Towers was on September 7, 2001. It was in suite 42R. • Steve Cohen started practicing magic at age 6...

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...

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...

Dwight Eisenhower

President Eisenhower was a resident of The Waldorf Towers beginning in 1967 He and his wife Mamie lived in Suite 700R because of her fear of heights The Waldorf Towers elevator...

Conrad “Connie” Hilton

• Conrad Hilton acquired his fame as the hotelman who owned prestigious landmark hotels: The Waldorf=Astoria, The Plaza, the Steven’s (at one time the largest hotel in the world, now called...

Oscar Tschirky

• 1866 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – November 6, 1950 in New Paltz, New York • Oscar left New York’s restaurant Delmonico’s to join the staff of The Waldorf...

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...

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

• 1st meeting of the Association, at the time called NY County Lawyers Association, was on Nov. 29th 1921. 2nd meeting of the Association, name changed to NY Patent Law Association,...

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