11 Facts About Waldorf-Astoria


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

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

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Waldorf-Astoria acquired management rights to the hotel on October 12,1949.

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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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On May 1,2004, the Waldorf-Astoria was the venue for the Manhattan Hungarian Network Grand Europe Ball, a historic black-tie charitable affair co-chaired by Archduke Georg of Austria-Hungary which celebrated the enlargement of the European Union.

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Waldorf-Astoria paid up to $50,000 a year to hire suites at the hotel.

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Waldorf-Astoria's visits were excitedly awaited by the hotel staff, who would prepare long in advance.

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Langston Hughes wrote a poem entitled "Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria", criticizing the hotel and inviting the jobless and homeless to take over the space of the hotel.

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