The Waldorf Astoria has been a beacon of timeless glamour for nearly a century—home to Hollywood’s elite, host to countless world leaders, and the site of famed cultural events and galas. The iconic property has been hiding in plain sight on Park Avenue as it undergoes an unprecedented restoration, offering the first-ever opportunity to own a residence in one of the world’s most coveted addresses, walking down the same halls as famed former long-term guests like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Cole Porter.
When The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria residences and Waldorf Astoria New York hotel open their doors in 2022, the celebrated New York City landmark will introduce an unparalleled residential lifestyle to the heart of Midtown Manhattan, offering residents a world of exclusive 50,000 square feet of private amenities, along with special access to the best-in-class services found only at the globally renowned Waldorf Astoria New York.
A project of this magnitude would only be possible with the world’s most dedicated and sophisticated partners, and the full restoration is being undertaken with care by developer Dajia Insurance Group and renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. “We have embraced a profound responsibility as the stewards of the Waldorf Astoria and assembled an incredible team to bring an unmatched residential product to the New York City market,” added Andrew Miller, CEO of Dajia US. “For almost 100 years, the Waldorf Astoria has been New York’s ‘Unofficial Palace,’ and was famously anointed by Conrad Hilton as ‘The Greatest of Them All.’ Now, with residences for sale for the first time, buyers from New York and all over the world can call it home.”
The sophisticated residential interiors and amenities by internationally renowned designer Jean-Louis Deniot create a truly modern experience within the building’s historic framework. “The Waldorf Astoria has a forever-lavish aura,” says Jean-Louis Deniot. “The interiors will reflect the magnificence of the past mixed with today’s great sense of energy. They will be grand and playful, all highly inviting, with many elements of surprise and excitement.”
The lifestyle within The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria is the most glamorous in New York. The wide variety of residences range from gracious studios to opulent four bedrooms and penthouses, many with unique floorplans and private outdoor spaces. Privacy and security are paramount, with a discrete residential experience separate from the hotel, two fully staffed entry lobbies, and a porte cochère that will offer residents a private entry with 24-hour valet service. Every residence will have a concierge closet integrated into the entryway for the secure delivery of packages, laundry, and room service.
Residents will have exclusive access to over 50,000 square feet of private residential amenities, ranging from health and wellness to entertaining and business spaces, all brilliantly designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. The stunning 25-meter Starlight Pool will overlook Park Avenue in a dramatic double height-space, illuminated by a restored skylight that allows the original intent of the architects to be observed again for the first time in 70 years. The verdant Winter Garden and the Starlight Lounge, connected to the Starlight Terrace soaring above Park Avenue, are only two of the four private bars available to residents, a nod to the famous entertaining spaces at the original Waldorf Astoria. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with training studios and a cardio gallery overlooking the pool, and opulent private spas for men and women, as well as numerous entertaining spaces, beautifully designed to support private functions.
Waldorf Astoria New York set the standard and defined hotel service at an ultra-luxury level, and future residents of the condominiums will enjoy priority access to the unrivaled services of the hotel, including signing privileges at restaurants and bars, preferred pricing, and a la carte services like housekeeping and 24-hour in-residence dining. In addition to the 50,000 square feet of private residential amenities, residents will also have access to 100,000 square feet of amenities at Waldorf Astoria New York, including the hotel’s restored landmarked heritage spaces, spa, restaurant and bars.
Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive marketing and sales agent, offering the residences starting at $1.7 million for a studio. “This will be an exciting opportunity for buyers to own a piece of New York City history. We aren’t just selling extraordinarily beautiful residences, amenities and services; we’re offering the opportunity to buy into a legacy that can never again be duplicated,” said Dan Tubb, Senior Director of Sales at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. “There is no more glamorous residential lifestyle in New York City, and we are very excited about bringing The Towers to the market after receiving thousands of inquiries from as close as Park Avenue to the far corners of the world.”