Amnesty Program

Every hotel, great and small, expects for some guests to take home unofficial "souvenirs" of their visit. This is especially true at the Waldorf Astoria, where spoons and coffee service are more than just...

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,...

Waldorf Moments

Social memory is a concept of collectively remembering particular places, events, people and time periods; it goes without saying how heavily engrained the Waldorf Astoria Hotel is in world social culture and memory –...

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...

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...

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. •...

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...

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