4. The Waldorf-Astoria as the Lindbergh Palace Hotel

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife separate during the children’s early years. He leaves them the house and continues to live in an apartment at The Lindbergh Palace Hotel for twenty-two years before he is kicked out. No such hotel exists in NYC, but Andersen filmed the exterior shot of Royal leaving the hotel at The Waldorf-Astoria. The world famous hotel, which started as two separate hotels (The Waldorf and The Astoria) that merged into one was the first to actually feature room service, which changed the hotel industry forever. Famous guests at the hotel include: Marilyn Monroe, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Nikola Telsa, and Paris Hilton.

Did you know there is a Secret Train Platform Underneath The Waldorf-Astoria?