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Luxurious great room in one of the residences at the Waldorf Astoria Residences in New York. The room has a sofa, armchair, coffee table, chaise, dining table and windows with views of the Empire State Building and New York city.
Waldorf Astoria Residences, Park Avenue, New York


A Park Avenue Landmark, New York’s Waldorf Astoria Introduces Residences

by Irene Rawlings
The exterior of the historical Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, a large Art Deco building with a doorman standing at the front entrance and two cars parked in front of it.
Residential entrance on Park Ave.

A large dramatic, Art Deco-styled lobby that has a long hallway with a city view at the end of the hallway. The lobby has arches in the ceiling and elegant furniture including plush chairs and coffee tables
Grand Salon

When it opened in 1931, the Waldorf Astoria was the tallest and largest hotel in the world. The landmark pioneered 24-hour room service, ensuite baths, and a village-like arcade of shops. It attracted a veritable who’s who from royalty to world leaders, musicians to movie stars. Throughout its storied history the hotel has welcomed every president from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, and notably Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco held their engagement party here.
An Art Deco living room with a luxurious feel. The room features plush couches, armchairs, a coffee table, and a side table. There are multiple large windows with views of the city.
Living room

A luxurious ensuite bathroom with high-end finishes and patterned marble flooring. There is a bathtub next to a window with a city view, gray marble double sink vanity, and double glass doors to a shower room. 

Now, for the first time, buyers can own a home within the 625-foot-tall Art Deco tower that occupies a full city block on New York’s Park Avenue. Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with residential designer Jean-Louis Deniot, spent seven years transforming the building inside and out for its next golden era. “From bespoke finishes to the curated art collection by Swiss auctioneer and curator Simon de Pury, every detail has been meticulously considered to create an ambiance of timeless elegance that resonates with today’s discerning buyer,” says Andre Zotoff, CEO, Strategic Hotels & Resorts. By reducing its hotel room count (previously more than a thousand), Waldorf Astoria made space for the unprecedented offering of 375 residences (ranging from cozy studios to sprawling four-bedrooms to palatial penthouses), all with subtle Art Deco references that bring a sense of history alongside gracious, contemporary elements.
A brightly lit hallway with hardwood floors leads into a spacious living room. A white statue rests on a black pedestal in the hallway.
 A casual standard bedroom with yellow walls, curtains, white ceiling, a bed, dresser and window. There is a view of a building from the window.
 A modern and elegant kitchen and dining area with an ornate light fixture, gray toned cabinetry, a counter top, wooden bar stools, dining table and chairs.
A contemporary and luxurious living room with a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, windows, coffee table, and couch.
To meet Manhattan’s demand for turnkey real estate, buyers can opt for homes fully furnished by B&B Italia, one of the world’s leading contemporary brands in one of two color palettes: the cool-toned Chiaro or the warmer Scuro. “The Waldorf Astoria Furnished Residences by B&B Italia allows world travelers to have every need met, both with the services of the legendary hotel and within the comfort of their curated and elegantly appointed home,” says Francesco Farina, CEO of B&B Italia’s U.S operations.
Daytime view of the Waldorf Astoria Residences on Park Ave. It is a large Art Deco building with an American flag and a black car parked in front of it.
Residential Entrance on Park Ave. with a 24-hour doorman

Luxurious entrance to valet parking area of Waldorf Astoria Residences. There is a man wearing a black suit standing next to a blue convertible in a large, brightly lit parking driveway that has vaulted ceilings with arches.
Porte cochere on 50th Street with 24-hour valet service

Homeowners access the Residences through two private, secure entrances separate from the hotel: a soaring porte cochere (with 24-hour valet service) on 50th Street or the Park Avenue entrance with a 24-hour doorman. In keeping with history, the building features an array of coveted amenities for entertaining: gaming and billiards rooms, a leafy Winter Garden lounge and bar, the Presidential Library and Bar curated by the White House Association, and a private theater. The 25-meter swimming pool overlooking Park Avenue is the centerpiece of the residential wellness facility on the 25th floor. And for conducting business, residents access The Empire Club—complete with cutting-edge technology, private offices and workspaces, plus spacious conference rooms and a boardroom.
A modern kitchen that has a large island in the center a marble countertop, tall chairs for seating, and a wine cellar with glass doors next to the sink. There is a dining table next to floor-to-ceiling windows with a city view.

A large luxurious indoor swimming pool with a skylight in the ceiling. There is a gym on the second floor that overlooks the pool and several lounge chairs on the pool deck surrounding the pool.
Swimming pool

“The 50,000 square feet of amenities at the Waldorf Astoria Residences epitomizes our commitment to innovation and creating exceptional residential experiences,” says Zotoff. “We understand the importance of amenities that cater to every aspect of modern life, and we were very intentional with our selection—from business and leisure to wellness and entertainment. This is more than real estate, it’s a lifestyle investment.” Studios from $1.8 million; four-bedrooms from $18.5 million; waldorftowers.nyc

Photo credits: Courtesy Waldorf Astoria Residences