10. The Top Floors of the Waldorf Astoria are Luxury Residences
Lucius Boomer died in an airplane crash in 1947 and Conrad Hilton acquired management rights in 1949. The Hilton Hotels Corporation bought the Waldorf Astoria outright in 1972 but in February 2015 the hotel once again changed hands and was purchased by Anbang Insurance, a Chinese group for $1.95 billion dollars.
Anbang Insurance, now Dajia, is converting the top floors of the Waldorf Towers into residences, so you can now buy a home within the same walls as the famed Royal Suite, Presidential Suite, and Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra’s suite. The Towers have a private lobby and entrance located on 50th Street but can be also accessed from within the main hotel lobby. They have their own bank of elevators with interiors made of Carpathian elm and oak. Residents at The Towers can enjoy 50,000 square-feet of private amenity spaces including the Starlight Pool and outdoor Starlight Terrace that overlooks Park Avenue. You can see a sneak peek tour of these new spaces in our Untapped New York Insiders video archive! Gain access to the archive of 100+ past virtual experiences as well as new virtual and in-person events each starting at just $10 a month!