New York City’s Waldorf Astoria is one of the most legendary hotels in the world. Its suites have hosted every US president since Herbert Hoover, and Hollywood legends Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Frank Sinatra have all at different times called the residential towers home. Countless lavish social events were held in its ballrooms, and its kitchens were the birthplace of red velvet cupcakes and the Waldorf salad.
Now, the historic hotel is closing at the end of the month for major renovations that could take as much as two years.
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