|The Waldorf Astoria's beautiful lobby which houses the 9 foot bronze clock|
|Located on Park Avenue, the Waldor Astoria is an oasis from the busy Manhattan activity|
|Charming entry to our room, located just off the main hallway|
|Room is traditional elegance with fireplace, gold framed mirror and overstuffed chairs.|
|Fireplace ambiance, no need to utilize in July|
|Pretty vanity says "Welcome Lady Gulley and Lady Rachel!"|
|Final inspection on theater night in front of lovely mirrored closet door.|
Even the mirrored closet doors added a touch of vintage panache. Used daily for inspection, they provided a double-dose of reassurance before heading out to our night at the theater.
|Lion King must be remembered fondly with a plastic cup.|
|Site of original Waldorf Astoria, now home to the Empire State Building|
The Waldorf Astoria’s origins date back to the end of the 19th century when Astor cousins built neighboring luxury hotels (The Waldorf and The Astoria) within four years of each other.
Constructed on the families’ former residences on 5th Avenue and 33rd Street, it was the ultimate in accommodations for its era. Eventually, the site was sold to make way for the Empire State Building and the Waldorf Astoria moved to its current location in 1931. Since then, it’s hosted presidents, royalty and Hollywood’s elite for seven decades.
|TV drama always better in a luxurious room|
Back to the Gulley Girls, circa 2015. We got so comfortable during our stay, we took a break in our room to rest up and catch up on a little DOOL. Watching Dr. Daniel express his feelings to Nicole were never enjoyed in a more cushy setting.
|Toasting our last night at the Peacock Alley. Must return for afternoon tea!|
We toasted our last night in New York at the hotel lobby’s delightful Peacock Alley Restaurant. We were well tended to and not rushed. It was wonderful just to take a few minutes to soak in the regal environs of our temporary home.
Our only disappointment was finding out afternoon tea is not served during the months of July and August. That must mean, we surely have to come back.