An Art Deco classic
Grand and palatial, Midtown Manhattan’s Art Deco paradise, The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, is a boutique hotel-within-a-hotel. Sitting between the 27th and 42nd floors of Waldorf Astoria New York, the luxury property has a separate entrance on East 50th Street, around the corner from the main entrance on Park Avenue. Unlike its showy neighbor, The Towers’ lobby is intimate and small, with personalized service set away from the hustle and bustle of the famed main lobby. The small cream and brown marble space boasts a private dark wood concierge desk exclusively for The Towers’ guests, and a front-desk area with an attentive staff.
The true benefits of staying at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel are its exclusivity and personalization, while still having many of the lavish perks bestowed on the Waldorf Astoria, a breathtaking address with a beautiful Art Deco lobby showcasing a high, white ceiling with inlayed gold designs, plush blue and yellow patterned carpeting and a host of restaurants, bars and shops. You can sip a Manhattan at Peacock Alley Bar & Lounge overlooking the antique chiming clock tower or have breakfast at Oscar’s Brasserie’s bustling buffet.
Sadly, the New York City hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant or bar, but it does have The Astoria Lounge on the 26th floor, which serves complimentary continental breakfast, such as cold-cut platters, smoked salmon, boiled eggs, oatmeal and freshly baked pastries. In the afternoon hours, expect tea, coffee and dainty mini cakes and jam-filled cookies until 4 p.m.