Bette Midler

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

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.

Opening Day

• October 1, 1931 • The George Washington Bridge opened that same day • The hotel was built in 22 months • Xavier...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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,...

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...

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