11 Facts About Waldorf-Astoria Hotel


Waldorf-Astoria Hotel authored The Cookbook by Oscar of the Waldorf, a 900-page book featuring all of the popular recipes of the day, including his own, for which he garnered great acclaim, such as Waldorf salad, eggs Benedict, and Thousand Island dressing, which remain popular worldwide today.

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In 1919, restaurateur Louis Sherry announced an "alliance" with the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that involved both his candies and catering services.

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Idea of a new Waldorf-Astoria hotel was based on the concept that a large, opulent hotel should be available in New York for distinguished visitors.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel played a considerable role in the emerging Cold War and international relations during the postwar years, staging numerous events and conferences.

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In 1954, Israeli statesman and archaeologist Yigael Yadin met secretly with the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Mar Samuel in the basement of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to negotiate the purchase of four Dead Sea Scrolls for Israel.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel did much to organize dinners at the Waldorf to assist Hungarian issues and relief.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel met with President Lyndon B Johnson at the Waldorf Astoria.

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In November 2019 it was announced that the 375 condos in the Waldorf-Astoria would go on sale starting in early 2020, while the 375 remaining hotel rooms would not reopen until 2021.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and constructed at 301 Park Avenue, just north of Grand Central Terminal.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel has its own railway platform, Track 61, that was part of the New York Central Railroad, and was connected to the Grand Central Terminal complex.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel has three main restaurants, Peacock Alley, The Bull and Bear Steak House, and Oscar's Brasserie, as well as a secondary restaurant, the Japanese Inagiku.

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