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.

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Archer Daniels Midland

• 42H was a permanent corporate apartment for Archer Daniels Midland for 60 years. • ADM departed the hotel in 2007 in the midst of a public environment...

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...

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