Daddyboys, one of the main characters in "Francesca of Lost Nation," wins a trip to Europe in a travel magazine writing contest. Included in the prize is a stay at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. At the end of the trip, the entire family meets at The Waldorf-Asotira - the most famous and posh hotel of its time.
We thought it would be fun to contact "The Waldorf" and include some photos and historic narrative. We thank The Waldorf Astoria officials for giving their consent.
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About The Waldorf
As one of the first ‘grand hotels’ to combine elegance with luxurious amenities and services, The Waldorf Astoria has been world renowned for over a century. An official New York City landmark since 1993, the Art Deco property occupies an entire city block of prime, mid-town Manhattan real estate. Recent renovations have renewed the splendor that has long made The Waldorf Astoria an international icon.
In 1932 Conrad N. Hilton wrote "The Greatest of Them All" onto a photograph of The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. It was his dream to own this hotel and include it in his prestigious collection of hotels. In 1949 he realized his dream and extended his version of "the light and warmth of hospitality" to the legendary New York landmark. Today, the hotel is the inspiration for the distinctive hotels of The Waldorf Astoria Collection, the new Hilton luxury brand established in 2006, to which the original Waldorf Astoria is affiliated.
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