Waldorf Astoria

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Waldorf Astoria Losing Up to 75% of Its Hotel Rooms

Owners turning them into private apartments

(Newser) - A classic New York City landmark is about to undergo a radical transformation. China's Anbang Insurance Group plans to close the Waldorf Astoria hotel next spring for a $1 billion renovation—lasting up to three years—that will see roughly two-thirds of its rooms converted into private apartments, reports... More »

Guest Accidentally Shoots Up Waldorf

4 wounded as gun goes off in wedding guest's pocket

(Newser) - A police source says a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris. The incident happened at 7:25pm last night in the Park Avenue hotel's lobby. A police official with knowledge of the... More »

Chinese Firm Buying Fabled Waldorf Astoria

$1.95B deal is US hotel record

(Newser) - New York City's Waldorf Astoria, one of the world's most famous hotels, is being bought by a firm that isn't exactly a household name in the US: China's Anbang Insurance Group. The company is buying Hilton Worldwide Holdings' flagship hotel for $1.95 billion, more than... More »

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