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.

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,...

Daryl Sherman

• For 14 years, some of the most welcoming sounds in Midtown Manhattan were the voice and piano of Daryl Sherman, heard as you entered the Waldorf-Astoria. •...

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...

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 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...

Ella Fitzgerald

• Ella Fitzgerald recorded almost 150 albums in total. Some were recorded live at jazz festivals in the U.S. or Europe. Estimates of her total sales range upwards from 25,000,000. •...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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