Waldorf Astoria New York today released proposed plans for the meticulous restoration and revitalization of the historic property’s landmarked exterior and interior spaces. The plans, which were prepared by a world-class design team including leading architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR), were submitted today for public review by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The plans restore all landmarked spaces, ensuring the historic public and event spaces will be accessible for generations of New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming 16 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and seven Conrad Hotels & Resorts as Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards recipients, with four properties newly added to the list in 2017. These properties will be showcased with the complete list of Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
The Waldorf Astoria New York will undergo a complete renovation and restoration and is planned to reopen in two to three years. It will continue to be operated by Hilton as part of a 100-year management agreement. Waldorf Astoria New York will feature restored historic public and event spaces along with luxury condominiums and guest rooms and suites that will set a new standard for luxury and service in New York.