New York: legendary Waldorf Astoria sold to Chinese company
American Corporation Hilton made a deal with a major Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group, selling her one of the legendary buildings in new York — The Waldorf Astoria New York, a Grand hotel on Park Avenue. The building is made in Art Deco style and occupies an entire city block.
For the pearl new York architecture and history of the Chinese buyers paid nearly $ 2 billion, to be exact 1.95 billion Is the largest deal done in the U.S. on sales of the industry. It also has an unusual detail: the insurance company allows corporations Hilton to manage the property for the next 100 years.
In the coming years the hotel will be reconstructed, called “return to glory”, says the official statement of the representatives of the company Hilton.
The most luxurious part of the hotel — high-rise towers, where are the “presidential suites” ranging in size from 150 to 190 square meters. The cost of living in them is up to today 4210 USD per day. Meanwhile, the most affordable room in The Waldorf Astoria New York will cost 329 dollars per night.
The hotel even has its own railway platform, which is part of the Central new York station (Grand Central). It was used by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt,coming to the hotel to business meetings on the train.
The hotel rented a room Marilyn Monroe, who escaped to new York from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, stayed singer Frank Sinatra.
In 1993, the hotel was declared an official landmark of new York along with the Empire state building and the Brooklyn bridge.
The founder of the Corporation Hilton Worldwide Conrad Hilton bought the rights to operate the hotel in 1949, calling it “the greatest of all”, meaning all of his vast collection of hotels in the USA and beyond, created for more than two decades.
In 2006 the luxury brand of the Hilton — Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts — has spread around the world and today has 27 hotels, including Beijing, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Dubai. It is planned to build nine hotels, Waldorf Astoria, among them in Bali, Bangkok and Beverly hills in Los Angeles.