See inside the new theater, music, and culinary spaces at The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria

August 10, 2022

Photo credit: Noë & Associates / The Boundary

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria has released a first look inside two new amenities spaces that honor the iconic hotel’s connection to music history and culinary innovation. The Stage & Screen Theater and The Chrysler Room were designed to add to the building’s glamorous history while introducing a new era for the celebrated Park Avenue address.

Rendering by Noë & Associates / The Boundary

Since 2016, the Waldorf Astoria has been closed for a restoration led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill that will create 375 luxury condos, expected to be complete in 2023, above the renovated hotel. As one of 6sqft’s 2021 Building of the Year nominees, The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria offers an opportunity to live in one of the world’s most iconic hotels. Sales launched in 2021 for the residences, priced from $1.7 million for studio residences to $18.5 million for four-bedroom homes.

The Stage & Screen Theater hopes to connect the 21st century space to the many famous musicians who performed–and were longtime residents–at The Towers. Broadway icon Cole Porter wrote songs in his suite on his 1907 Steinway & Sons piano (that very piano is currently onsite at the sales gallery for the new residences). Frank Sinatra lived in that very same suite while headlining at the hotel’s Wedgwood Room.

Other major performers included Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Benny Goodman and Xavier Cugat and most of the performers at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was often held at the Waldorf’s Grand Ballroom. Residents at The Towers will now be able to host private performances on the new theater’s performance stage, movie theater, and green room, designed by renowned interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot.

The hotel is also known for its culinary inventions–we’d be remiss not to mention the classic Waldorf salad–like red velvet cake, eggs Benedict, and Thousand Island dressing. The new Chrysler Room will offer stunning views of the room’s namesake, the Chrysler Building, along with an on-call private dining service for residents.

The new additions are part of 50,000 square feet of private residential amenities, including The Starlight Pool, an 82-foot pool overlooking Park Avenue, a porte-cochère, a fitness center, landscaped terraces, meeting rooms, and more. The hotel’s landmarked Grand Ballroom is also being preserved and restored to its 1931 grandeur.


Photo credit: Noë & Associates / The Boundary

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