The New York location of the Waldorf Astoria will be shutting down for a two-year renovation. The building will close on March 5 to make some necessary upgrades to the building.
Michael Hoffmann, the hotel’s managing director spoke about the decision to do so.
“We had no choice. It has to be classic, but it’s an 85-year-old building.”
Other statements added that they will be incorporating more technology and sophistication, but remain the luxury landmark that it has long been.
The Waldorf Astoria has been a New York City Landmark for over twenty years and is currently operated by Hilton, although a couple years back China’s Anbang Insurance Group bought the hotel from Hilton.
The Hilton Worldwide president and CEO Christopher Nassetta spoke about that decision.
“Our relationship with Anbang will ensure the Waldorf Astoria New York will continue to be a marquee hotel for the Waldorf brand long into the future, and will enable Hilton Worldwide and Anbang to build on the hotel’s rich legacy and traditions.”