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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Penn Society

• The Pennsylvania Society has convened at the Waldorf=Astoria for the past 110 years (as of 2009). • The Society is a non-profit, charitable organization with nearly...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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