Conrad® Hotels today announced that The Waldorf
Towers?, an exclusive 180-room hotel in New York’s famed Waldorf=Astoria®, has
been named the first Conrad Hotel in North America.
This property conversion follows the November 2000 announcement that Conrad Hotels
is set to expand as the worldwide luxury hotel brand of Hilton Hotels Corporation and
Hilton Group plc.
“The Waldorf Towers, with its prestigious and legendary history of fine service, is the
perfect hotel to represent Conrad Hotels in its North American debut,” said Clem Barter,
president of Conrad Hotels. “This is a very important move for our brand, as this
conversion is just one example of how we expect to grow Conrad Hotels portfolio of
luxury hotels around the world.”
“Conrad Hotels has developed a distinctive and exceptional brand reputation, which
perfectly matches The Waldorf Towers current service, standards and product,” added
Pamela Graber, executive director of The Waldorf Towers. “Their support will be an
added asset for the future and we are looking forward to this new relationship.”
Opened in 1931, The Waldorf Towers is an exclusive `hotel-within-a-hotel` that has
served as the setting for some of New York’s most historical moments and meetings.
The hotel has been the New York home of every sitting U.S. president since Herbert
Hoover, as well as numerous world leaders, royalty and celebrities. The hotel occupies
the 28th through 42nd floors of The Waldorf=Astoria, affording guests convenient access
to all the fine restaurants, shops and services of the adjoining landmark hotel.
The Waldorf Towers offers a residential ambiance distinguished by exceptional privacy
and highly personalized service. The hotel welcomes guests at a separate, dedicated
entrance on 50th Street for reception and concierge assistance.
After check-in, guests enter private elevators operated by white-gloved attendants,
which whisk guests to the hotel`s guestrooms. During the entire stay, a sophisticated
team of employees gracefully accommodate every wish for the world’s most discerning
Crystal chandeliers suspended from 15-foot ceilings cast a sparkling glow in The
Waldorf Towers` 101 deluxe suites and 79 executive guestrooms, exquisitely decorated
with French and English antiques and museum-quality reproduction pieces and Oriental
rugs. All guestroom and suite accommodations feature dual-line speakerphones,
fax/printer/copy machines, modem hook-ups, voicemail and high-speed Internet access.
Twice-daily maid service, plush bathrobes, and an upgraded selection of in-room
amenities round out the ultimate guest experience.
A historical landmark, The Waldorf Towers is located on the corner of Park Avenue and
50th Street in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Within walking distance, guests will find
Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick`s Cathedral, the Theater District, some of the city`s finest
restaurants and Madison and Fifth Avenues` incredible shops and art galleries. The
hotel`s address is 100 East 50 th Street, New York, NY 10022; telephone: +1 212 355
3100; fax: + 1 212 872 7272.
Conrad Hotels represents the luxury portfolio of the Hilton family of hotels. Established
in 1985, Conrad Hotels has earned a reputation for exceptional style and personalized
service among the world`s most discerning business and leisure travelers. There are
presently 13 Conrad hotels operating in major gateway cities and exotic resort
destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South
A joint venture of Hilton Group plc and Hilton Hotels Corporation, Conrad Hotels,
headquartered in Brussels, continues to explore opportunities to further enhance the
brand`s presence in the luxury hotel segment in suitable locations around the world.