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...

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...

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...

Bette Midler

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

Elton John

Sir Elton John attends regularly the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria. The BCRF was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, vice-chairman of The Estee Lauder...

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...

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...

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...

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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