Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Interiors Now Landmarked

Posted on March, 31 2017

Earlier this month several interior spaces of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel were declared historic landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).  The exterior of the hotel was designated as a NYC landmark in 1993.

The landmarked interior spaces include interconnected rooms on the first, second, and third floors. The Park Avenue lobby, entry hall with stunning murals and floor mosaic, wood-paneled Main Lobby, and iconic double staircase are all part of the first floor interior landmarked area. The third floor Silber Gallery with ceiling murals of the months of the year by American artist Edward Emerson Simmons, which are some of the few remaining features of the hotel’s original Fifth Avenue building, are also landmarked. Accommodating 1,550 people, the Grand Ballroom with its’ projecting balconies and decorative ceiling relief has been host to many historic New York City events. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is prominent and contains some of the most culturally significant Art Deco interiors in New York City.

To read the full LPC designation report on the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel interiors, click here.