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Nyu-Yorkdagi Waldorf Astoria-da yangi bog'chadan stolgacha ovqatlanish ochildi


Nyu -York shahrining 1993 yildan beri rasmiy diqqatga sazovor joyi bo'lgan Waldorf Astoriya 100 yildan oshiq vaqt davomida xalqaro miqyosda zerafet va inoyat ramzi bo'lib kelgan. Art Deco shoh asari sifatida, Manxetten markazining butun shahar blokini egallagan shaharning madaniy va ijtimoiy hamjamiyatining markazida joylashgan. Kozmopolit restoranlari, gavjum zallari, barlari va qiziqarli butiklari bo'lgan ulkan mehmonxona, Waldorf - bu uzoq vaqtdan beri yaxshi xizmat ko'rsatgan shaharning mikrokosmidir. Yaqinda mulk 20 -qavat tashqi makonining ikkinchi bosqichi sifatida qurilgan ekzotik uyingizda bog'ini ochdi, u o'tgan bahorda oltita asalari uyasi bilan ochilgan.

Nyu -York bog'dorchilik jamiyati (THE HORT) bilan birgalikda qurilgan bog ', mehmonxonaning atrof -muhitga yordam berib, butun mahalliy foydalanish uchun yangi, mahalliy ingredientlarni noyob tarzda taqdim etish qobiliyatini to'ldiradi. Leksington xiyobonining tepasida joylashgan o'zgartirilgan vohada to'qqizta ekilgan to'shak, oltita daraxt va ko'plab qozonli o'simliklar mavjud.

Mavjud mavsumiy buyumlarga misollar: anjir va olma daraxtlari, sakkizta shar qovoq, xop, alp qulupnay, qutulish mumkin gullar va sakkizta reyhan. Tanlangan barcha o'simliklar "Waldorf tomining asalining tepasi" ni doimiy ravishda ishlab chiqaradigan yaqin atrofdagi asalarichilarning asalari uchun mos keladi. Bu joy kelgusi oylarda qo'shimcha to'shak va bog'dorchilik maydonlarini rivojlantirishga tayyor.

"Bizning jamoamiz bu tashabbusdan xursand bo'lishi mumkin", dedi Erdor O. Long, Waldorf Astoria Nyu -York bosh direktori. "Bizning mehmonlarimiz asalarilaridan tayyorlangan asal bilan kokteylni yutib, o'simliklardan tayyorlangan shifobaxsh muolajadan so'ng, bir nechta hikoyalar bilan tanlangan taomlardan bahramand bo'lishlari mumkin. Biz har doim unutilmas joy bo'lishga intilamiz. Men uning mehmonlarga taklif qilish imkoniyatini qadrlayman. biz afsonaviy bo'lgan haqiqiy daqiqalar. "

Hosil qilingan ingredientlar har kuni mehmonxonadagi Peacock Alley va uning yakshanba brunchidagi uchta ovqatlanish joyida taqdim etiladi. "Oskar" brasseri va Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse. Elementlar, shuningdek, Peacock Alley -dagi ijodiy kokteyllarda, masalan, Rooftop Ramble -da ishlatiladi. Xususiy tadbir ishtirokchilari maxsus tayyorlangan menyu elementlaridan namuna olishlari mumkin. Spa mehmonlari Guerlain Spa -ning yangi sut, asal va o't manikyur va pedikyurasi bilan yangi ingredientlarning afzalliklaridan bahramand bo'lishlari mumkin. Bog'ni ziyorat qilishni istagan jamoat a'zolari, har payshanba va shanba kunlari mehmonxonada o'tkaziladigan tarixiy sayohatda qatnashish uchun taklif qilinadi.

Uy tomidagi bog 'mehmonxona xodimlari ko'ngillilari va THE HORT yordamida qurilgan. Hozirda uni ijrochi oshpaz Devid Garselon va Nyu -York bog'dorchilik jamiyati uchun bog'dorchilik va jamoat dasturlari direktori Jorj Pisegna nazorat qilmoqda.

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Waldorf qayta ochilganda, mehmonxonada atigi 300 ga yaqin mehmon xonasi qoladi. Qolgan birliklar kondominium sifatida sotiladi. Waldorf mehmonxona xonalarining katta qisqarishi ko'plab xona xizmati, uy ishi va boshqa mehmondo'stlik ishlarining yo'q qilinishiga olib keladi. Hozir Waldorf mehmonxonasida 1500 ga yaqin xodimlar bor. Qayta qurish xarajatlari 1 milliard dollardan oshishi kutilmoqda, deydi reja bilan tanish odamlar. Anbang o'tgan yili bu mulkni sotib olish uchun 1,95 milliard dollar sarflagan, bu AQSh mehmonxonasidagi eng qimmat narx.

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Siz o'ylagan ba'zi narsalar har doim bo'ladi, lekin dunyodagi hamma narsaning umri bor, aytganda yaroqlilik muddati bor. Hech narsa abadiy qolmaydi. Yana bir buyuk muassasa olamdan o'tishi meni xafa qiladi. Balki, eski maftunkor va nafis joylarning o'rnini xuddi maftunkor va nafis joylar almashtirsa, meni bunchalik bezovta qilmasdi. Lekin ular hech qachon, shunday emasmi?

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Waldorf qayta ochilganda, mehmonxonada atigi 300 ga yaqin mehmon xonasi qoladi. Qolgan birliklar kondominium sifatida sotiladi. Waldorf mehmonxona xonalarining katta qisqarishi ko'plab xona xizmati, uy ishi va boshqa mehmondo'stlik ishlarining yo'q qilinishiga olib keladi. Hozir Waldorf mehmonxonasida 1500 ga yaqin xodimlar bor. Qayta qurish xarajatlari 1 milliard dollardan oshishi kutilmoqda, deydi reja bilan tanish odamlar. Anbang o'tgan yili bu mulkni sotib olish uchun 1,95 milliard dollar sarflagan, bu AQSh mehmonxonasidagi eng qimmat narx.

Bu Nyu-York va butun dunyoning madaniy va siyosiy armaturasi bo'lgan 85 yoshli muassasa uchun qayg'uli o'zgarishlarni ko'rsatadi. Uning devorlarida juda ko'p tarixiy voqealar o'ynaganki, ularning hammasini yozish uchun katta hajm kerak bo'ladi. Ko'p yillar davomida Gay Lombardo va uning orkestri Yangi yil arafasida mashhur "Yulduzli uyingizda" translyatsiyasini o'tkazdilar. Biz uchun ma'lum yoshdagi odamlar uchun Gay Lombardo "Auld Lang Seyn" ni o'ynaguncha yangi yil emas edi.

Herbert Xuverdan beri har bir prezident o'sha erda qoldi va u Nyu -Yorkda general Duglas Makartur, Frank Sinatra va Vindzor gersogi kabi taniqli kishilar yashagan, u amerikalik sotsialist Uollis Simpsonga uylanish uchun taxtidan voz kechgan. Kompozit Koul Porter Waldorf Towers -ni 25 yil davomida o'z uyiga aylantirdi. 1949 yilda mulkni boshqargan Konrad Xilton mehmonxonaning suratiga "Hammasidan buyuki" deb yozgan.

Siz o'ylagan ba'zi narsalar har doim bo'ladi, lekin dunyodagi hamma narsaning umri bor, aytganda yaroqlilik muddati bor. Hech narsa abadiy qolmaydi. Yana bir buyuk muassasa olamdan o'tishi meni xafa qiladi. Balki, eski maftunkor va nafis joylarning o'rnini xuddi maftunkor va nafis joylar almashtirsa, meni bunchalik bezovta qilmasdi. Lekin ular hech qachon, shunday emasmi?

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Anbang Insurance Group Co. kompaniyasining restavratsiya rejasi bahorda 1413 xonali uyni yopishni, 1100 mehmonxona xonasini olib tashlashni va mehmonxonadagi yuzlab ish joylarini yo'q qilishni nazarda tutadi. Bu joy hech qachon bir xil bo'lmaydi. Ular nima deyishidan qat'iy nazar, biz bilgan Valdorf yo'q bo'lib ketadi. Eski dunyo uslubi o'zgartiriladi, nafislik va nafosat yo'q qilinadi, arvohlar quvib chiqariladi va bu joy zamonaviy zamonaviy didga moslashtiriladi.

Buni qayerdan bilaman? Oson, Plaza mehmonxonasida nima bo'lganiga qarang. Plaza 2004 yilda Isroilga tegishli Manxettenlik El Ad Properties kompaniyasiga 675 million dollarga (bugungi kunda 850 million dollarga teng) sotilgan. El Ad mehmonxonani Anbang Waldorfni sotib olganidek, turar joy va tijorat bo'limlarini qo'shish rejasi bilan sotib oldi. El Ad, 2005 yil 30 aprelda Plazma mehmonxonasini Anbang rejalashtirganidek, keng ko'lamli ta'mirlash uchun uch yil yopdi.

2005 yil may oyidan boshlab Plaza mehmonxonasining tarkibi sotuv orqali ommaga ma'lum bo'ldi. Mehmonxona 2008 yil 1 martda qayta ochilganda, mehmonxona xonalari 282 taga qisqartirildi va 152 ta xususiy kvartira sotildi. Ko'p xonadonli kvartiralar odatda bo'sh, ularni boy egalari pere-terers sifatida ishlatishadi.

2008 yil noyabr oyida Plaza mehmonxonasida hashamatli chakana savdo markalari va yuqori darajali dizaynerlar joylashgan yangi eskalatorlar kira oladigan er osti savdo markazi ochildi. Va nihoyat, ular 2010 yilda, er osti savdo markazida Plaza oziq -ovqat korti ochilgach, tortga to'ldirishni qo'shdilar. Axir, ovqatlanish joyi bo'lmagan mehmonxona nima, to'g'rimi? Siz Xitoy kompaniyasi Waldorf bilan ham shunday ish qilishiga pul tikishingiz mumkin.

Waldorf qayta ochilganda, mehmonxonada atigi 300 ga yaqin mehmon xonasi qoladi. Qolgan birliklar kondominium sifatida sotiladi. Waldorf mehmonxona xonalarining katta qisqarishi ko'plab xona xizmati, uy ishi va boshqa mehmondo'stlik ishlarining yo'q qilinishiga olib keladi. Hozir Waldorf mehmonxonasida 1500 ga yaqin xodimlar bor. Qayta qurish xarajatlari 1 milliard dollardan oshishi kutilmoqda, deydi reja bilan tanish odamlar. Anbang o'tgan yili bu mulkni sotib olish uchun 1,95 milliard dollar sarflagan, bu AQSh mehmonxonasidagi eng qimmat narx.

Bu Nyu-York va butun dunyoning madaniy va siyosiy armaturasi bo'lgan 85 yoshli muassasa uchun qayg'uli o'zgarishlarni ko'rsatadi. Uning devorlarida juda ko'p tarixiy voqealar o'ynaganki, ularning hammasini yozish uchun katta hajm kerak bo'ladi. Ko'p yillar davomida Gay Lombardo va uning orkestri Yangi yil arafasida mashhur "Yulduzli uyingizda" translyatsiyasini o'tkazdilar. Biz uchun ma'lum yoshdagi odamlar uchun Gay Lombardo "Auld Lang Seyn" ni o'ynaguncha yangi yil emas edi.

Herbert Xuverdan beri har bir prezident o'sha erda qoldi va u Nyu -Yorkda general Duglas Makartur, Frank Sinatra va Vindzor gersogi kabi taniqli kishilar yashagan, u amerikalik sotsialist Uollis Simpsonga uylanish uchun taxtidan voz kechgan. Kompozit Koul Porter Waldorf Towers -ni 25 yil davomida o'z uyiga aylantirdi. 1949 yilda mulkni boshqargan Konrad Xilton mehmonxonaning suratiga "Hammasidan buyuki" deb yozgan.

Siz o'ylagan ba'zi narsalar har doim bo'ladi, lekin dunyodagi hamma narsaning umri bor, aytganda yaroqlilik muddati bor. Hech narsa abadiy qolmaydi. Yana bir buyuk muassasa olamdan o'tishi meni xafa qiladi. Balki, eski maftunkor va nafis joylarning o'rnini xuddi maftunkor va nafis joylar almashtirsa, meni bunchalik bezovta qilmasdi. Lekin ular hech qachon, shunday emasmi?

Klassik do'konlar kassa do'konlari uchun joy ajratadi, oqlangan restoranlar tematik ovqatlanish zanjirlari uchun joy ajratadi va samimiy mehmonxonalar butik mehmonxonalarga yo'l ochadi. Shunday qilib, Waldorf Astoriya. Sizni hali ulug'vorligingizda bilish imkoniyatiga ega bo'lganimdan xursandman.

JWR xodimi, Uolt Disney nashrlarining sobiq ijodiy rahbari Greg Krosbi minglab komikslar, bolalar uchun yuzlab kitoblar, o'nlab insholar va o'z kongressmeniga xat yozgan. U 1999 yildan buyon JWR ishtirokchisi.


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Va boshqasi changni tishlaydi.

Bu bahorda Nyu -Yorkdagi klassik Waldorf Astoria mehmonxonasi o'tgan yilgi mulkka ega bo'lgan Xitoyning Anbang kompaniyasi tomonidan 3 yilga yopiladi. Tarixiy mehmonxona qurib tashlanadi va uning to'rtdan uch qismi xususiy kvartiralarga aylanadi. Dunyo darajasidagi buyuk mehmonxonalarning oxirgisi bo'lmaydi.

Anbang Insurance Group Co. kompaniyasining restavratsiya rejasi bahorda 1413 xonali uyni yopishni, 1100 mehmonxona xonasini olib tashlashni va mehmonxonadagi yuzlab ish joylarini yo'q qilishni nazarda tutadi. Bu joy hech qachon bir xil bo'lmaydi. Ular nima deyishidan qat'iy nazar, biz bilgan Valdorf yo'q bo'lib ketadi. Eski dunyo uslubi o'zgartiriladi, nafislik va nafosat yo'q qilinadi, arvohlar quvib chiqariladi va bu joy zamonaviy zamonaviy didga moslashtiriladi.

Buni qayerdan bilaman? Oson, Plaza mehmonxonasida nima bo'lganiga qarang. Plaza 2004 yilda Isroilga tegishli Manxettenlik El Ad Properties kompaniyasiga 675 million dollarga (bugungi kunda 850 million dollarga teng) sotilgan. El Ad mehmonxonani Anbang Waldorfni sotib olgandek turar joy va tijorat bo'limlarini qo'shish rejasi bilan sotib oldi. El Ad, 2005 yil 30 aprelda Plazma mehmonxonasini Anbang rejalashtirganidek, keng ko'lamli ta'mirlash uchun uch yil yopdi.

2005 yil may oyidan boshlab Plaza mehmonxonasining tarkibi sotuv orqali ommaga ma'lum bo'ldi. Mehmonxona 2008 yil 1 martda qayta ochilganda, mehmonxona xonalari 282 taga qisqartirildi va 152 ta xususiy kvartira sotildi. Ko'p xonadonli kvartiralar odatda bo'sh, ularni boy egalari pere-terers sifatida ishlatishadi.

2008 yil noyabr oyida Plaza mehmonxonasida hashamatli chakana savdo markalari va yuqori darajali dizaynerlar joylashgan yangi eskalatorlar kira oladigan er osti savdo markazi ochildi. Va nihoyat, ular 2010 yilda, er osti savdo markazida Plaza oziq -ovqat korti ochilganda, kekning tepasini to'ldirishdi. Axir, ovqatlanish joyi bo'lmagan mehmonxona nima, to'g'rimi? Siz Xitoy kompaniyasi Waldorf bilan ham shunday ish qilishiga pul tikishingiz mumkin.

Waldorf qayta ochilganda, mehmonxonada atigi 300 ga yaqin mehmon xonasi qoladi. Qolgan birliklar kondominium sifatida sotiladi. Waldorf mehmonxona xonalari sonining keskin qisqarishi ko'plab xona xizmati, uy ishlarini yuritish va boshqa mehmondo'stlik ishlarining yo'q qilinishiga olib keladi. Hozir Waldorf mehmonxonasida 1500 ga yaqin xodimlar bor. Qayta qurish xarajatlari 1 milliard dollardan oshishi kutilmoqda, deydi reja bilan tanish odamlar. Anbang o'tgan yili bu mulkni sotib olish uchun 1,95 milliard dollar sarflagan, bu AQSh mehmonxonasidagi eng qimmat narx.

Bu Nyu-York va butun dunyoning madaniy va siyosiy armaturasi bo'lgan 85 yoshli muassasa uchun qayg'uli o'zgarishlarni ko'rsatadi. Uning devorlarida juda ko'p tarixiy voqealar o'ynaganki, ularning hammasini yozish uchun katta hajm kerak bo'ladi. Ko'p yillar davomida Gay Lombardo va uning orkestri Yangi yil arafasida mashhur "Yulduzli uyingizda" translyatsiyasini o'tkazdilar. Biz uchun ma'lum yoshdagi odamlar uchun Gay Lombardo "Auld Lang Seyn" ni o'ynaguncha yangi yil emas edi.

Herbert Xuverdan beri har bir prezident o'sha erda qoldi va u Nyu -Yorkda general Duglas Makartur, Frank Sinatra va Vindzor gersogi kabi taniqli kishilar yashagan, u amerikalik sotsialist Uollis Simpsonga uylanish uchun taxtidan voz kechgan. Kompozit Koul Porter Waldorf Towers -ni 25 yil davomida o'z uyiga aylantirdi. 1949 yilda mulkni boshqargan Konrad Xilton mehmonxonaning fotosuratiga "Hammasidan buyuki" deb yozgan.

Siz o'ylagan ba'zi narsalar har doim bo'ladi, lekin dunyodagi hamma narsaning umri bor, aytganda yaroqlilik muddati bor. Hech narsa abadiy qolmaydi. Yana bir buyuk muassasa olamdan o'tishi meni xafa qiladi. Balki, eski maftunkor va nafis joylarning o'rnini xuddi maftunkor va nafis joylar almashtirsa, meni bunchalik bezovta qilmasdi. Lekin ular hech qachon, shunday emasmi?

Klassik do'konlar kassa do'konlari uchun joy ajratadi, oqlangan restoranlar tematik ovqatlanish zanjirlari uchun joy ajratadi va samimiy mehmonxonalar butik mehmonxonalarga yo'l ochadi. Shunday qilib, Waldorf Astoriya. Sizni hali ulug'vorligingizda bilish imkoniyatiga ega bo'lganimdan xursandman.

JWR ishtirokchisi, Uolt Disney nashrlarining sobiq ijodiy rahbari Greg Krosbi minglab komikslar, bolalar uchun yuzlab kitoblar, o'nlab insholar va o'z kongressmeniga xat yozgan. U 1999 yildan buyon JWR ishtirokchisi.


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Keti Nilsen: Ona sifatida men bo'lishim kerak bo'lgan narsam

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Nelli S. Huang: Hozir sotib olish uchun eng yaxshi sog'liqni saqlash fondlari

Brierly Rayt, M.S., R.D.Og'irlikni yo'qotishdagi o'zgarishlarni kuchaytirish uchun ushbu "maxfiy qurol" taomlarini sinab ko'ring

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Mark A. Kellner: OMG: Nopoklik o'z zarbasini yo'qotayaptimi?

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Jeyms K. Glassman: Investorlar, siz keyingi global inqirozga tayyormisiz?

Marsha Makkuloch, M.S., R.D.: Dondan voz kechishdan oldin ikki marta o'ylab ko'ring

Nik Malgieri tomonidan "Kosher Gourmet": Krem shokoladli eritilgan shokoladli lazzat-bu oddiy, ammo oqlangan tayyor desert

Va boshqasi changni tishlaydi.

Bu bahorda Nyu -Yorkdagi klassik Waldorf Astoria mehmonxonasi o'tgan yilgi mulkka ega bo'lgan Xitoyning Anbang kompaniyasi tomonidan 3 yilga yopiladi. Tarixiy mehmonxona qurib tashlanadi va uning to'rtdan uch qismi xususiy kvartiralarga aylanadi. Dunyo darajasidagi buyuk mehmonxonalarning oxirgisi bo'lmaydi.

Anbang Insurance Group Co. kompaniyasining restavratsiya rejasi bahorda 1413 xonali uyni yopishni, 1100 mehmonxona xonasini olib tashlashni va mehmonxonadagi yuzlab ish joylarini yo'q qilishni nazarda tutadi. Bu joy hech qachon bir xil bo'lmaydi. Ular nima deyishidan qat'iy nazar, biz bilgan Valdorf yo'q bo'lib ketadi. Eski dunyo uslubi o'zgartiriladi, nafislik va nafosat yo'q qilinadi, arvohlar quvib chiqariladi va bu joy zamonaviy zamonaviy didga moslashtiriladi.

Buni qayerdan bilaman? Oson, Plaza mehmonxonasida nima bo'lganiga qarang. Plaza 2004 yilda Isroilga tegishli Manxettenlik El Ad Properties kompaniyasiga 675 million dollarga (bugungi kunda 850 million dollarga teng) sotilgan. El Ad mehmonxonani Anbang Waldorfni sotib olganidek, turar joy va tijorat bo'limlarini qo'shish rejasi bilan sotib oldi. El Ad Plazma mehmonxonasini 2005 yil 30 aprelda Anbang rejalashtirganidek, keng ko'lamli ta'mirlash uchun uch yil yopdi.

2005 yil may oyidan boshlab Plaza mehmonxonasining tarkibi sotuv orqali ommaga ma'lum bo'ldi. Mehmonxona 2008 yil 1 martda qayta ochilganda, mehmonxona xonalari 282 taga qisqartirildi va 152 ta xususiy kvartira sotildi. Ko'p xonadonli kvartiralar odatda bo'sh, ularni boy egalari pere-terers sifatida ishlatishadi.

2008 yil noyabr oyida Plaza mehmonxonasida hashamatli chakana savdo markalari va yuqori darajali dizaynerlar joylashgan yangi eskalatorlar kira oladigan er osti savdo markazi ochildi. Va nihoyat, ular 2010 yilda, er osti savdo markazida Plaza oziq -ovqat korti ochilganda, kekning tepasini to'ldirishdi. Axir, ovqatlanish joyi bo'lmagan mehmonxona nima, to'g'rimi? Siz Xitoy kompaniyasi Waldorf bilan ham shunday ish qilishiga pul tikishingiz mumkin.

Waldorf qayta ochilganda, mehmonxonada atigi 300 ga yaqin mehmon xonasi qoladi. Qolgan birliklar kondominium sifatida sotiladi. Waldorf mehmonxona xonalarining katta qisqarishi ko'plab xona xizmati, uy ishi va boshqa mehmondo'stlik ishlarining yo'q qilinishiga olib keladi. Hozir Waldorf mehmonxonasida 1500 ga yaqin xodimlar bor. Qayta qurish xarajatlari 1 milliard dollardan oshishi kutilmoqda, deydi reja bilan tanish odamlar. Anbang o'tgan yili bu mulkni sotib olish uchun 1,95 milliard dollar sarflagan, bu AQSh mehmonxonasidagi eng qimmat narx.

Bu Nyu-York va aslida butun dunyoning madaniy va siyosiy armaturasi bo'lgan 85 yoshli muassasa uchun qayg'uli o'zgarishdir. Uning devorlarida juda ko'p tarixiy voqealar o'ynaganki, ularning hammasini yozish uchun katta hajm kerak bo'ladi. Ko'p yillar davomida Gay Lombardo va uning orkestri Yangi yil arafasida mashhur "Yulduzli uyingizda" translyatsiyasini o'tkazdilar. Biz uchun ma'lum bir yoshdagilar uchun Gay Lombardo "Auld Lang Sin" ni o'ynaguncha yangi yil emas edi.

Every president since Herbert Hoover has stayed there, and it has been a New York home to celebrities such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Composter Cole Porter made the Waldorf Towers his home for 25 years. Conrad Hilton, who acquired control of the property in 1949, wrote on a photo of the hotel that it was "The Greatest Of Them All."

Some things you just figure will always be there, but everything in the world has a lifespan, an expiration date so to speak. Nothing lasts forever. Still it saddens me when another great institution passes away. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the old charming and elegant places were being replaced by new places just as charming and elegant. But they never are, are they?

Classy department stores make room for box stores, elegant restaurants make room for themed eatery chains, and swank hotels make way for boutique hotels. So long, Waldorf Astoria. I'm glad I had the chance to know you when you were still grand.

JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.


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And another one bites the dust.

This spring New York's classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be shut down for three years for an extensive overhaul by its present owner, China's Anbang, who acquired the property last year. The historic hotel will be gutted, and three-quarters of it will be turned into private condos. The last of the great world-class hotels will be no more.

Anbang Insurance Group Co.'s restoration plan calls for closing down the 1,413-room property in the spring, removing as many as 1,100 hotel rooms and eliminating hundreds of hotel jobs. The place will never be the same. No matter what they say, the Waldorf as we know it will be gone. The old-world style will be changed, the elegance and sophistication will be eliminated, the ghosts will be chased out, and the place will be adapted to suit today's modern tastes.

How do I know this? Easy, just look at what happened to the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza was sold in 2004 for $675 million (equivalent of $850 million today) to Israeli-owned Manhattan-based developer, El Ad Properties. El Ad bought the hotel with plans of adding residential and commercial sections, exactly as Anbang did when they bought the Waldorf. El Ad closed the Plaza Hotel on April 30, 2005 for three years to make extensive renovations, just as Anbang plans to do.

Beginning May 2005, the Plaza Hotel's contents were available to the public through a liquidation sale. When the hotel reopened on March 1, 2008, hotel rooms were reduced to 282 and 152 private condo units were for sale. Most of the condominium units are usually empty, used as pied-à-terres by their wealthy owners.

In November 2008 the Plaza Hotel unveiled an underground shopping mall, accessible by newly installed escalators, featuring luxury retail brands and high-end designers. Then they finally added the topping to the cake in 2010, when a Plaza food court opened in the underground mall. After all, what's a hotel without a food court, right? You can bet that the Chinese company will do a similar thing with the Waldorf.

When the Waldorf reopens, the hotel will only have around 300 or so guest rooms left. The remaining units will be sold as condominiums. The vast reduction in Waldorf hotel rooms will lead to the elimination of many room service, housekeeping and other hospitality jobs. The Waldorf currently has about 1,500 hotel employees. The redevelopment costs are expected to run to more than $1 billion, said people familiar with the plan. Anbang already spent $1.95 billion to acquire the property last year, the steepest price tag ever for a U.S. hotel.

This marks a sad transformation for the 85-year-old institution that has been such a cultural and political fixture of New York and actually the whole world. So many historical events have played out within its walls that it would take volumes to write them all. For many years Guy Lombardo and his orchestra hosted New Year's Eve broadcasting from the famous "Starlight Roof." For those of us of a certain age, it wasn't a new year until Guy Lombardo played "Auld Lang Syne."

Every president since Herbert Hoover has stayed there, and it has been a New York home to celebrities such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Composter Cole Porter made the Waldorf Towers his home for 25 years. Conrad Hilton, who acquired control of the property in 1949, wrote on a photo of the hotel that it was "The Greatest Of Them All."

Some things you just figure will always be there, but everything in the world has a lifespan, an expiration date so to speak. Nothing lasts forever. Still it saddens me when another great institution passes away. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the old charming and elegant places were being replaced by new places just as charming and elegant. But they never are, are they?

Classy department stores make room for box stores, elegant restaurants make room for themed eatery chains, and swank hotels make way for boutique hotels. So long, Waldorf Astoria. I'm glad I had the chance to know you when you were still grand.

JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.


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And another one bites the dust.

This spring New York's classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be shut down for three years for an extensive overhaul by its present owner, China's Anbang, who acquired the property last year. The historic hotel will be gutted, and three-quarters of it will be turned into private condos. The last of the great world-class hotels will be no more.

Anbang Insurance Group Co.'s restoration plan calls for closing down the 1,413-room property in the spring, removing as many as 1,100 hotel rooms and eliminating hundreds of hotel jobs. The place will never be the same. No matter what they say, the Waldorf as we know it will be gone. The old-world style will be changed, the elegance and sophistication will be eliminated, the ghosts will be chased out, and the place will be adapted to suit today's modern tastes.

How do I know this? Easy, just look at what happened to the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza was sold in 2004 for $675 million (equivalent of $850 million today) to Israeli-owned Manhattan-based developer, El Ad Properties. El Ad bought the hotel with plans of adding residential and commercial sections, exactly as Anbang did when they bought the Waldorf. El Ad closed the Plaza Hotel on April 30, 2005 for three years to make extensive renovations, just as Anbang plans to do.

Beginning May 2005, the Plaza Hotel's contents were available to the public through a liquidation sale. When the hotel reopened on March 1, 2008, hotel rooms were reduced to 282 and 152 private condo units were for sale. Most of the condominium units are usually empty, used as pied-à-terres by their wealthy owners.

In November 2008 the Plaza Hotel unveiled an underground shopping mall, accessible by newly installed escalators, featuring luxury retail brands and high-end designers. Then they finally added the topping to the cake in 2010, when a Plaza food court opened in the underground mall. After all, what's a hotel without a food court, right? You can bet that the Chinese company will do a similar thing with the Waldorf.

When the Waldorf reopens, the hotel will only have around 300 or so guest rooms left. The remaining units will be sold as condominiums. The vast reduction in Waldorf hotel rooms will lead to the elimination of many room service, housekeeping and other hospitality jobs. The Waldorf currently has about 1,500 hotel employees. The redevelopment costs are expected to run to more than $1 billion, said people familiar with the plan. Anbang already spent $1.95 billion to acquire the property last year, the steepest price tag ever for a U.S. hotel.

This marks a sad transformation for the 85-year-old institution that has been such a cultural and political fixture of New York and actually the whole world. So many historical events have played out within its walls that it would take volumes to write them all. For many years Guy Lombardo and his orchestra hosted New Year's Eve broadcasting from the famous "Starlight Roof." For those of us of a certain age, it wasn't a new year until Guy Lombardo played "Auld Lang Syne."

Every president since Herbert Hoover has stayed there, and it has been a New York home to celebrities such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Composter Cole Porter made the Waldorf Towers his home for 25 years. Conrad Hilton, who acquired control of the property in 1949, wrote on a photo of the hotel that it was "The Greatest Of Them All."

Some things you just figure will always be there, but everything in the world has a lifespan, an expiration date so to speak. Nothing lasts forever. Still it saddens me when another great institution passes away. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the old charming and elegant places were being replaced by new places just as charming and elegant. But they never are, are they?

Classy department stores make room for box stores, elegant restaurants make room for themed eatery chains, and swank hotels make way for boutique hotels. So long, Waldorf Astoria. I'm glad I had the chance to know you when you were still grand.

JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.


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And another one bites the dust.

This spring New York's classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be shut down for three years for an extensive overhaul by its present owner, China's Anbang, who acquired the property last year. The historic hotel will be gutted, and three-quarters of it will be turned into private condos. The last of the great world-class hotels will be no more.

Anbang Insurance Group Co.'s restoration plan calls for closing down the 1,413-room property in the spring, removing as many as 1,100 hotel rooms and eliminating hundreds of hotel jobs. The place will never be the same. No matter what they say, the Waldorf as we know it will be gone. The old-world style will be changed, the elegance and sophistication will be eliminated, the ghosts will be chased out, and the place will be adapted to suit today's modern tastes.

How do I know this? Easy, just look at what happened to the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza was sold in 2004 for $675 million (equivalent of $850 million today) to Israeli-owned Manhattan-based developer, El Ad Properties. El Ad bought the hotel with plans of adding residential and commercial sections, exactly as Anbang did when they bought the Waldorf. El Ad closed the Plaza Hotel on April 30, 2005 for three years to make extensive renovations, just as Anbang plans to do.

Beginning May 2005, the Plaza Hotel's contents were available to the public through a liquidation sale. When the hotel reopened on March 1, 2008, hotel rooms were reduced to 282 and 152 private condo units were for sale. Most of the condominium units are usually empty, used as pied-à-terres by their wealthy owners.

In November 2008 the Plaza Hotel unveiled an underground shopping mall, accessible by newly installed escalators, featuring luxury retail brands and high-end designers. Then they finally added the topping to the cake in 2010, when a Plaza food court opened in the underground mall. After all, what's a hotel without a food court, right? You can bet that the Chinese company will do a similar thing with the Waldorf.

When the Waldorf reopens, the hotel will only have around 300 or so guest rooms left. The remaining units will be sold as condominiums. The vast reduction in Waldorf hotel rooms will lead to the elimination of many room service, housekeeping and other hospitality jobs. The Waldorf currently has about 1,500 hotel employees. The redevelopment costs are expected to run to more than $1 billion, said people familiar with the plan. Anbang already spent $1.95 billion to acquire the property last year, the steepest price tag ever for a U.S. hotel.

This marks a sad transformation for the 85-year-old institution that has been such a cultural and political fixture of New York and actually the whole world. So many historical events have played out within its walls that it would take volumes to write them all. For many years Guy Lombardo and his orchestra hosted New Year's Eve broadcasting from the famous "Starlight Roof." For those of us of a certain age, it wasn't a new year until Guy Lombardo played "Auld Lang Syne."

Every president since Herbert Hoover has stayed there, and it has been a New York home to celebrities such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Composter Cole Porter made the Waldorf Towers his home for 25 years. Conrad Hilton, who acquired control of the property in 1949, wrote on a photo of the hotel that it was "The Greatest Of Them All."

Some things you just figure will always be there, but everything in the world has a lifespan, an expiration date so to speak. Nothing lasts forever. Still it saddens me when another great institution passes away. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the old charming and elegant places were being replaced by new places just as charming and elegant. But they never are, are they?

Classy department stores make room for box stores, elegant restaurants make room for themed eatery chains, and swank hotels make way for boutique hotels. So long, Waldorf Astoria. I'm glad I had the chance to know you when you were still grand.

JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.


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And another one bites the dust.

This spring New York's classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be shut down for three years for an extensive overhaul by its present owner, China's Anbang, who acquired the property last year. The historic hotel will be gutted, and three-quarters of it will be turned into private condos. The last of the great world-class hotels will be no more.

Anbang Insurance Group Co.'s restoration plan calls for closing down the 1,413-room property in the spring, removing as many as 1,100 hotel rooms and eliminating hundreds of hotel jobs. The place will never be the same. No matter what they say, the Waldorf as we know it will be gone. The old-world style will be changed, the elegance and sophistication will be eliminated, the ghosts will be chased out, and the place will be adapted to suit today's modern tastes.

How do I know this? Easy, just look at what happened to the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza was sold in 2004 for $675 million (equivalent of $850 million today) to Israeli-owned Manhattan-based developer, El Ad Properties. El Ad bought the hotel with plans of adding residential and commercial sections, exactly as Anbang did when they bought the Waldorf. El Ad closed the Plaza Hotel on April 30, 2005 for three years to make extensive renovations, just as Anbang plans to do.

Beginning May 2005, the Plaza Hotel's contents were available to the public through a liquidation sale. When the hotel reopened on March 1, 2008, hotel rooms were reduced to 282 and 152 private condo units were for sale. Most of the condominium units are usually empty, used as pied-à-terres by their wealthy owners.

In November 2008 the Plaza Hotel unveiled an underground shopping mall, accessible by newly installed escalators, featuring luxury retail brands and high-end designers. Then they finally added the topping to the cake in 2010, when a Plaza food court opened in the underground mall. After all, what's a hotel without a food court, right? You can bet that the Chinese company will do a similar thing with the Waldorf.

When the Waldorf reopens, the hotel will only have around 300 or so guest rooms left. The remaining units will be sold as condominiums. The vast reduction in Waldorf hotel rooms will lead to the elimination of many room service, housekeeping and other hospitality jobs. The Waldorf currently has about 1,500 hotel employees. The redevelopment costs are expected to run to more than $1 billion, said people familiar with the plan. Anbang already spent $1.95 billion to acquire the property last year, the steepest price tag ever for a U.S. hotel.

This marks a sad transformation for the 85-year-old institution that has been such a cultural and political fixture of New York and actually the whole world. So many historical events have played out within its walls that it would take volumes to write them all. For many years Guy Lombardo and his orchestra hosted New Year's Eve broadcasting from the famous "Starlight Roof." For those of us of a certain age, it wasn't a new year until Guy Lombardo played "Auld Lang Syne."

Every president since Herbert Hoover has stayed there, and it has been a New York home to celebrities such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Composter Cole Porter made the Waldorf Towers his home for 25 years. Conrad Hilton, who acquired control of the property in 1949, wrote on a photo of the hotel that it was "The Greatest Of Them All."

Some things you just figure will always be there, but everything in the world has a lifespan, an expiration date so to speak. Nothing lasts forever. Still it saddens me when another great institution passes away. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the old charming and elegant places were being replaced by new places just as charming and elegant. But they never are, are they?

Classy department stores make room for box stores, elegant restaurants make room for themed eatery chains, and swank hotels make way for boutique hotels. So long, Waldorf Astoria. I'm glad I had the chance to know you when you were still grand.

JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.


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And another one bites the dust.

This spring New York's classic Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be shut down for three years for an extensive overhaul by its present owner, China's Anbang, who acquired the property last year. The historic hotel will be gutted, and three-quarters of it will be turned into private condos. The last of the great world-class hotels will be no more.

Anbang Insurance Group Co.'s restoration plan calls for closing down the 1,413-room property in the spring, removing as many as 1,100 hotel rooms and eliminating hundreds of hotel jobs. The place will never be the same. No matter what they say, the Waldorf as we know it will be gone. The old-world style will be changed, the elegance and sophistication will be eliminated, the ghosts will be chased out, and the place will be adapted to suit today's modern tastes.

How do I know this? Easy, just look at what happened to the Plaza Hotel. The Plaza was sold in 2004 for $675 million (equivalent of $850 million today) to Israeli-owned Manhattan-based developer, El Ad Properties. El Ad bought the hotel with plans of adding residential and commercial sections, exactly as Anbang did when they bought the Waldorf. El Ad closed the Plaza Hotel on April 30, 2005 for three years to make extensive renovations, just as Anbang plans to do.

Beginning May 2005, the Plaza Hotel's contents were available to the public through a liquidation sale. When the hotel reopened on March 1, 2008, hotel rooms were reduced to 282 and 152 private condo units were for sale. Most of the condominium units are usually empty, used as pied-à-terres by their wealthy owners.

In November 2008 the Plaza Hotel unveiled an underground shopping mall, accessible by newly installed escalators, featuring luxury retail brands and high-end designers. Then they finally added the topping to the cake in 2010, when a Plaza food court opened in the underground mall. After all, what's a hotel without a food court, right? You can bet that the Chinese company will do a similar thing with the Waldorf.

When the Waldorf reopens, the hotel will only have around 300 or so guest rooms left. The remaining units will be sold as condominiums. The vast reduction in Waldorf hotel rooms will lead to the elimination of many room service, housekeeping and other hospitality jobs. The Waldorf currently has about 1,500 hotel employees. The redevelopment costs are expected to run to more than $1 billion, said people familiar with the plan. Anbang already spent $1.95 billion to acquire the property last year, the steepest price tag ever for a U.S. hotel.

This marks a sad transformation for the 85-year-old institution that has been such a cultural and political fixture of New York and actually the whole world. So many historical events have played out within its walls that it would take volumes to write them all. For many years Guy Lombardo and his orchestra hosted New Year's Eve broadcasting from the famous "Starlight Roof." For those of us of a certain age, it wasn't a new year until Guy Lombardo played "Auld Lang Syne."

Every president since Herbert Hoover has stayed there, and it has been a New York home to celebrities such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. Composter Cole Porter made the Waldorf Towers his home for 25 years. Conrad Hilton, who acquired control of the property in 1949, wrote on a photo of the hotel that it was "The Greatest Of Them All."

Some things you just figure will always be there, but everything in the world has a lifespan, an expiration date so to speak. Nothing lasts forever. Still it saddens me when another great institution passes away. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if the old charming and elegant places were being replaced by new places just as charming and elegant. But they never are, are they?

Classy department stores make room for box stores, elegant restaurants make room for themed eatery chains, and swank hotels make way for boutique hotels. So long, Waldorf Astoria. I'm glad I had the chance to know you when you were still grand.

JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.


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