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. The hotel will begin its temporary closure on March 1. Initial construction will be limited to areas of the hotel that are not landmarked or designated for potential landmark status while a public review process for those spaces is ongoing. More detailed design plans and renderings will be shared as part of the public review process. Originally opened in 1893 on the present site of the Empire State Building, the Waldorf Astoria New York opened at its current Park Avenue location in 1931 and was designated an official New York City landmark in 1993.
"The Waldorf Astoria New York is where our brand's story began. Restoring this hotel to its place as the most luxurious hotel in New York is a key priority for the Waldorf Astoria brand. Through this restoration, Waldorf Astoria will ensure that all global luxury travelers receive an unforgettable experience."
- John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
"The Waldorf Astoria New York is part of the fabric of New York City. As stewards of this iconic landmark and its historic legacy, we are committed to restoring its public spaces to their original beauty, ensuring that the hotel retains its rightful place as a premier focal point for the city and a premier destination for the world."
- Anbang Insurance Group