Waldorf Astoria’s historic interiors to be preserved
New York City – 8 March 2017 –
New York City has landmarked historic interiors throughout the Waldorf Astoria to preserve them as the hotel’s Chinese owners start a years-long renovation, Associated Press reported.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to keep the Art Deco details in dozens of spaces in the grand Park Avenue building.
China’s Anbang Insurance Group bought the Waldorf in 2015 for nearly US$2 billion from Hilton Worldwide. The makeover involves converting hundreds of guestrooms into privately owned condominiums.
The landmarks vote includes preservation of the grand ballroom and the entrance “wheel of life” created … Read More