Get ready to say goodbye to a New York city icon, the Waldorf Astoria hotel will close it’s doors in spring 2017 so owner Anbang Insurance Group Co. can begin converting most of the more than 1,400 rooms to luxury condos.
In 2014 The Waldorf was purchased from Hilton Worldwide for $1.95 billion and has been in need of updating and renovations. Every US president since Herbert Hoover has stayed in the Presidential Suite. And both Marilyn Monroe and Paris Hilton once called the famous hotel home.
All that said, it’s easy to see how some NYers are a little upset.
…and it was sometimes hard to pick through the misinformation:
It’s clear that it will take we New Yorkers time to adjust. We can already see the 5 stages of grief:
Even though we are coming to understand that change is inevitable, some of us are still left with questions.
Take heart in the fact that it seems the place really does need a face-lift…
…and have faith that the landmark building will be converted with care.
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