You'll follow in the footsteps of U.S. presidents, heads of state, socialites, and celebrities when you enter the Waldorf Astoria New York's opulent lobby. As you pass through the Park Avenue entrance, stop to admire the circular Art Deco floor mosaic created in 1931 by French artist Louis Rigal.
The Waldorf's lobby is home to some of New York's most celebrated restaurants and lounges. Peacock Alley is renowned for its extravagant brunch, and Oscar's American Brasserie specializes in the Eggs Benedict - a dish, by most accounts, that was invented at this hotel. Rub elbows with the city's elite at Bull and Bear Steakhouse's mahogany bar, or sample a steak. Room service is available 24-hours a day.
If you're lucky enough to attend an event in the Grand Ballroom, you'll encounter a regal recreation of the Court Theater in Versailles, large enough to accommodate 1,500 guests for dinner. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in the lobby and public areas. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.
The 42-story hotel offers 1,416 guestrooms and suites, and no 2 are the same. At the end of a day of meetings or exploring the city's sights, you'll be relieved to sink into a bed with a plush pillowtop mattress and triple sheeting. All guestrooms and suites have flat-panel TVs with premium and international channels. All rooms offer high-speed Internet access (surcharge).