Most Popular Film Locations: Waldorf Astoria
The Waldorf Astoria New York is a luxury hotel in New York City. It has been housed in two historic landmark buildings in New York. 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 Art Deco landmark, designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and dating from 1931. Lee S Jablin, Harman Jablin Architects, fully renovated and upgraded the historical property to its original grandeur during the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s. The Waldorf Astoria New York is a member of Hilton's Luxury and Lifestyle Brands along with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts. The Waldorf Astoria New York is a member of Historic Hotel of America the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Waldorf Astoria was the first hotel to offer room service, making a huge impact for the future of the hotel industry.
The modern hotel has three American and classic European restaurants, and a beauty parlour located off the main lobby. Several boutiques surround the lobby. A boutique "hotel within a hotel" housed on the upper floors is known as The Waldorf Towers. The hotel has its own railway platform as part of Grand Central Terminal, used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, James Farley, Adlai Stevenson, and Douglas MacArthur, among others. An elevator large enough for Franklin D. Roosevelt's automobile provides access to the platform. Its name is ultimately derived from Walldorf in Germany and the prominent German-American Astor family that originated there.
The Waldorf salad, which is made with apples, walnuts, celery, grapes, and mayonnaise or a mayonnaise-based dressing was first created in 1896 at the Waldorf in New York City by Oscar Tschirky, who was the maître d'hôtel.
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