The Waldorf Astoria: Indulging in the Good Life
by Terrance Richardson
New York City is home to eight million people and a must-see destination for countless tourists. Composed of five distinct boroughs and endless eclectic neighbourhoods, there is no way to see everything in New York in a single visit. However, the idea is to get the feel of New York. The streams of yellow taxi cabs, Times Square, skyscrapers, Tiffany’s, the New York Yankees, thin crust pizza and vendors hawking gyros and Nathan’s hot dogs on the corner, those iconic images are the New York state of mind.
Heads of State and Movie Star Glamour
In New York, location is not everything it is the only thing. Whether it is a dance club or a trendy organic restaurant, where it is located is just as important as what type of music is being played there or what type of farm to table dishes are being plated. The same holds true for hotels. The Waldorf Astoria, on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, is centrally located and in close proximity to all of New York’s major highlights. This sophisticated hotel is world renown for hosting U.S. presidents and heads of state. It has the type of New York glamour that you see in the movies.
No Ordinary Place to Lay Your Head
If you are visiting New York, then you want to stay at a hotel that is in the thick of the action. Brooklyn and Queens are fine, but the last thing you want to do each morning is hop on the subway for a thirty-minute ride into the centre of New York. The Waldorf Astoria is a hop, skip and jump from the Theatre District. You can have an upscale dinner at one of the nearby restaurants and then walk over to a showing of Les Miserables. You will not have to drop a fortune on a New York cab. Some of the best shopping in the world is nearby, too. Fifth Avenue is right around the block. Do you feel like having breakfast at Tiffany’s?
The interior of the Waldorf is just as inviting as its central location. All the rooms come with satellite TV, free newspapers and a mini-bar. The hotel’s wide variety of bars and lounges will satisfy your craving for any type of cuisine. Peacock Alley specializes in seafood with a distinct Asian twist, while Oscar’s American Brasserie whips up Japanese and American food. If the city becomes too hectic for you, then take a breather and enjoy an aromatherapy massage at the Waldorf’s spa.
When you stay at the historic Waldorf, you will be indulging yourself in the good life. That is what New York is all about.