Montreal to get Waldorf=Astoria clone

MONTREAL, June 26 (UPI) -- Monit Investments of Montreal, Quebec, announced a $200 million plan to build a 32-story Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in the Canadian city.
'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' win Peabody awards

'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' win Peabody awards

ATHENS, Ga., April 2 (UPI) -- "Dexter," "Mad Men," "Planet Earth," "30 Rock" and "The Colbert Report" were among the Peabody Award winners announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia.

Williams to host Peabody awards

ATHENS, Ga., March 25 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. newsman Brian Williams has been selected to preside over the 67th annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York City.

N.J. ex-acting gov fills in for Spitzer

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- New Jersey Senate President Dick Codey is to fill in for disgraced New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer at a St. Patrick's Day breakfast.
Hall of Fame welcomes Madonna, Mellencamp

Hall of Fame welcomes Madonna, Mellencamp

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures were to be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York Monday night.

Madonna to be inducted into hall of fame

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York next month.

Madonna, Mellencamp head for Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Madonna, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five were chosen to be inducted into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bush has full day with United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush had a closed door meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday in advance of the president's U.N. addresses.

N.Y. couple gets $21 night at Waldorf

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- A New York couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary won a special gift from the hotel where they spent their honeymoon -- a night at 1956 rates.

Hilton sale fans hotel speculaton

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Following up on Blackstone's acquiring Hilton Hotels for $26 billion in cash, the big question is said to be whether Marriott or Starwood might be next.

Blackstone buys Hilton Hotels for $26B

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- Hilton Hotels Corp. said Tuesday it agreed to be acquired by U.S. private-equity firm Blackstone Group for about $26 billion.

Beverly Hills super-premium condos planned

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- A British developer paid $500 million for a former Beverly Hills, Calif., department store it plans to tear down and replace with ultra-luxury condominiums.

Van Halen, R.E.M., to join Rock Hall

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Van Halen, R.E.M., Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash were announced Monday as inductees to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hopefuls

CLEVELAND, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Nine acts, including R.E.M., Van Halen and Patti Smith, have been nominated to be enshrined in the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Abandoned 60-year-old NYC rail car probed

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Secret service agent has made a personal project out of finding the history of an unusual abandoned rail car under New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
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Waldorf Astoria
Jeff Burton arrives on the red carpet during the Nascar Nextel Cup Champion Awards Banquet at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on December 1, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

The Waldorf=Astoria is a luxury hotel in New York. It has been housed in two historic landmark buildings in New York City. The first, designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, was on the Fifth Avenue site of the Empire State Building. The present building at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan is a 47-storey, 190.5 m (625 ft) Art Deco landmark, designed by architects Schultze and Weaver and dating from 1931. The Waldorf Astoria New York is a member of Hilton's Luxury and Lifestyle Brands along with The Waldorf=Astoria Collection and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

Waldorf=Astoria was the first hotel to serve room service, making a huge impact for the future of the hotel industry. Luxury was the brand they sought after.

The hotel is now branded as the Waldorf=Astoria, with a double hyphen, but originally a single hyphen was employed between "Waldorf" and "Astoria," as recalled by a popular expression and song, "Meet Me at the Hyphen".

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