The Waldorf Astoria is a luxury hotel located on the celebrated Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is one of the city’s oldest hotels and the first to really define what it means to offer a luxury hotel experience. It has been housed in two historic landmark buildings in New York City. The first, designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, was on the Fifth Avenue site of the Empire State Building. The present building at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan is a 47-story, 190.5 m (625 ft) Art Deco landmark, designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and dating from 1931. A legendary New York hotel, the Waldorf Astoria combines art deco splendor with the latest technologies and the modern amenities needed to live comfortably. The hotel offers luxurious guestrooms and select, spacious suites. All guest accommodations feature marble bathrooms, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, and flat-screen televisions with premium cable and international channels. A fun fact – the hotel was the first to serve room service.
Features and Amenities
Rooms at the Waldorf Astoria offer king, queen or double bed choices, as well as a bevy of amenities including flat panel TVs with premium channels including international channels, complimentary weekday newspaper delivery, work desks with lamps and chairs, triple sheeted bedding, marble baths and showers with amenities and hairdryers provided, alarm clock radios complete with MP3 connection, 24-hour housekeeping available, high speed internet access, two-line phones with speaker functionality and voice mail and in-room checkout.
For a true luxurious experience, the Waldorf Towers, located on the uppermost floors of the Waldorf=Astoria, provides a collection of distinctive guest rooms and suites. Gracious touches such as fine antiques and individual décor create an inviting residential appeal. A separate entrance on 50th street enhances privacy and fast check-in. At the Waldorf Towers, guests enjoy premium amenities and services, complimentary access to the Astoria Lounge for Continental breakfast.
Innovation and tradition meet at The Waldorf Astoria’s celebrated Midtown Manhattan restaurants, bars and lounges. The stylish Peacock Alley, the jewel of the hotel’s lobby, renowned for its extravagant brunch and small plates menu. Bull and Bear Steakhouse is a Manhattan institution. Oscar’s American Brasserie – perfect for breakfast and serving Egg Benedict. The hotel’s impressive Midtown New York City restaurants are the backdrop for memorable events – they are all adjoined by dining salons for private parties.
A vast resource of approximately 60,000 square feet of distinctive and versatile function space, the Waldorf Astoria also boasts 40 rooms capable of hosting gatherings ranging from small and private to the most grand and extraordinary. Discover four distinctive restaurants, three lounges, and of course, 24-hour room service offer an array of distinctive cuisine.
The Waldorf Astoria is located in Midtown Manhattan. A historical New York hotel, The Waldorf Astoria occupies an entire city block between Park and Lexington Avenues and 49th and 50th Streets. The Park Avenue New York hotel is conveniently located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, within walking distance to Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Theater District and the best shopping and art galleries on Madison and Fifth Avenues. Three major airports: JKF, LaGuardia and Newark are located within 45-60 minutes travel time from the hotel. The motor entrance is between Park and Lexington avenues on 50th Street, which is one-way eastbound.
Stay at the Waldorf Astoria and you’re just a short walk from Central Park, which is the city’s largest and most impressive green space. You’re also not far from all the shopping of Fifth Avenue, which is populated by Prada and H&M alike. Some of the city’s best restaurants are found in Midtown – but most of all, the area is a great jumping off point for seeing the rest of New York’s sights.