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Waldorf Astoria New York
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New York - USA
5 Stars & 5 Stripes
Extraordinary
March - 2011
5 Stars & 5 Stripes
Overall - 'Hotel & Service'
The Ultimate Award:
Seven Stars and Stripes®
Refined travelers who visit New York City should experience the Waldorf Astoria, at least once in their lifetime! She is what she is, a grand lady with Rockefeller Center's famous skating rink just three blocks from her hallowed doors. I have watched ‘her’ in old black & white movies and that’s exactly how it felt as we entered the brass polished grand entrance hall, which is centered around the most unique clock tower. The English manor styled hotel offers over fourteen hundred guest rooms and suites with the spa and salon and wedding facilities located right off the main lobby.
Houseguests and visitors may take a history tour of this iconic hotel for an additional fee that includes parking, the fitness center and Internet access as well. Our check-in was perfect, the pleasant young lady behind the desk was in training and one of the front desk managers guided her personally though the process. As we entered our accommodations, we were in awe of the high ceilings, reminiscent of the glorious days gone by and most certainly of the breathtaking view, The Empire State Building, framed with formal window treatments. My suite was comfortable, the bed delightful and the marble bathroom with a shower/tub combination well maintained.
Waldorf Astoria NY Lobby
Waldorf Astoria NY Lobby
We liked the Hilton Serenity bath collection by Crabtree & Evelyn's La Source®. We neglected Bull and Bear, the Waldorf’s classic steakhouse, where the Rob Roy cocktail was invented and tried room service for a lighter evening meal instead. We found the food delicious, the presentation classy and the service excellent. One must also not forget to experience the Waldorf’s famous Sunday Brunch and of course Peacock Alley, the 30-foot marble bar where you can ‘belly-up’ together with the rich, famous and infamous and have a front row seat to watch all the action in the lobby!
by Ingrid Lemme

Editor-in-Chief: John Lomitola
© 2011 ~ Seven Stars and Stripes, Inc.


 
 
 
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Although the above information was accurate at the time of publication, it can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all pertinent information with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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