Last three days of my New York trip! Friday we made birthday brunch consisting of poached eggs, hollandaise and pumpkin rolls, yummmm. We spent the day tidying and planning for the evening. We got lots of yummy food to grill and an insane amount of guac. There was lots of drinking and tomfoolery but I was so happy to see everyone again! So fun. Next morning, Saturday, everyone woke up hungover and we ventured into the city for brunch. We went to a spot in Chelsea called Cafeteria and I had the BEST benedict ever. More on that on my blog (coming SO SO SOON.) We pretty much did nothing on Saturday and it was glorious. After brunch we went home, watched Bob’s Burgers, played Cards Against Humanity and ate burritos. Sunday morning was a travel day and I did manage to film most of that so I won’t bore you down here. BUT SNOW. Ok that’s all.
Hope you enjoyed this little series and like I said, can’t wait to do more of these! (oooOoOH what could that mean?! hehehe)
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Opulent and private, The Waldorf Towers is a New York luxury boutique hotel occupying the 27th through 42nd floors of the elegant Waldorf Astoria. With a prime location providing access to the best of New York Citys cultural attractions, The Towers also allows guests to take advantage of the luxurious amenities of The Waldorf Astoria. Glamorous rooms and suites are perfect for business travelers and vacationers seeking an historic hotel infused with modernity.
Located off Park Avenue in Manhattans Midtown East, The Waldorf Towers is a classically beautiful Art Deco masterpiece. Catering to celebrities, CEOs, international royalty and American presidents, The Waldorf Towers has its own private entrance on 50th Street between Park and Lexington avenues and private, key-access elevators. A glamorous lobby greets guests with antique furnishings that evoke old-world style. Of The Towers 181 rooms, 123 are suites, including 400-square-foot Executive Suites, which are great for traveling families, European apartment-style Premier Suites, measuring 1,200 square feet, and 1,800-square-foot Grand Suites for the ultimate in boutique hotel luxury. All suites have large marble bathrooms and individualized Art Deco decor, along with televisions and Bose clock radios. Luxury Guest Rooms are outfitted with LCD TVs and Bose clock radios and feature either a sitting room or single, large main room; classic furnishings are in wood tones and traditional fabrics, and beds are dressed with colorful comforters. All guests receive complimentary continental breakfast in the Astoria Lounge, Les Clefs DOr Concierge service, and twice daily maid service with nightly turndown.
A stay at the Towers provides guests access to the three high-end restaurants within The Waldorf Astoria. Classic American cuisine is served for Sunday brunch and daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Peacock Alley, where diners can feast on dishes like Spring Vegetable and Grilled Mushroom Salad or Niman Ranch Pork Loin. The Bull & Bear Steakhouse serves signature chops and seafood with a selection of Prime steaks and natural grown beef from Dakota Farms, while the casual Oscars Braserie touts the famous Waldorf Salad.
Towers guests are invited to use the 14,000-square-foot Guerlain Spa. Many unique treatments are offered and the Pure & Radiant Back Treatment, a deep, steam cleanse and skin revitalization for that hard-to-reach body part. Adjacent to the spa is the personal training studio with Personal Training by Serious Strength, which focuses on the Slow Burn Method of resistance training for weight loss.
From the Towers, Fifth Avenue luxury and designer shopping are close at hand, along with the best New York City museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. A dedicated concierge service, located in The Waldorf Astorias main lobby, is ready to help guests secure tickets to Broadway shows or arrange for sightseeing tours around Manhattan.
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A classic beauty in Midtown East, The Waldorf Astoria is the epitome of a New York City luxury hotel. With a storied past and film setworthy decor, it is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Manhattan. The Waldorf has held a steadfast reputation for opulence and elegance since 1931. An iconic New York City landmark, The Waldorf caters to travelers seeking a rarefied New York hotel experience.
Occupying an entire New York City block on Park Avenue, The Waldorf is considered one of the very first of the so-called grand hotels. Managed by hotelier Conrad N. Hilton since 1949 and purchased by Hilton Corp in 1977, The Waldorf houses 1,416 guest rooms, including 303 suites, no two of which are the same. The Concierge level affords guest access to the Astoria Lounge for Complimentary Continental breakfast and privileged access to the Guerlain Spa and Fitness Center. Suite accommodations range from Mini Suites to Luxury Suites, which overlook Park Avenue and boast entry foyers and separate boudoirs. All rooms and suites have antique furniture with Art Deco flair and are decorated in mauve with floral printed accents. Flat Screen televisions and superior bath products come in all rooms. The formidable lobby of The Waldorf, with gold accents and multiple chandeliers, features a second-story terrace where guests can catch a glimpse of Cole Porters piano. One of the most sophisticated New York City hotels, The Waldorf calls for formal dress code. Casual clothing such as t-shirts, faded jeans and baseball hats are not suggested.
Three high-end restaurants are located at The Waldorf. Peacock Alley, in the main lobby, has a bar, lounge and private salon area serving a la carte lunch, small plates and classic dinner entrées, and Sunday brunch. The hotels Bull & Bear Steakhouse, a well-known New York stalwart, serves signature chops and seafood with a selection of Prime steaks and natural grown beef from Dakota Farms. And is open for dinner. Oscars Brasserie, an option for breakfast, lunch, serves classics, like eggs Benedict, and the iconic Waldorf Salad.
The on-site, 14,000-square-foot Guerlain Spa opened in September 2008. Guests can relax or rejuvenate with massage, a facial or body treatment, including the Body Polish and 5-Senses Hydrotherapy. The spa also has a personal training studio, with personal training by Serious Strength. A larger gym is located on the fifth floor of the hotel; use it for $15 per day. It features the latest Precor cardio equipment, with personal televisions, plus weights and exercise balls.
The Waldorf is conveniently located close to Fifth Avenue, home to world-class shopping and the finest New York City museums. The concierge in the main lobby can arrange for theater and museum tickets or sightseeing tours and can provide expert restaurant recommendations.
Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations takes us on a brass-knuckled culinary tour of New York. He starts us off with amazing cured meats and cheese at Salumeria Rosi before heading to the distinguished Wakamba cocktail lounge. After a few beers to cleanse the palate, we end the night with one of the best pieces of meat we’ve ever had at Bourdain’s old base of operations, Brasserie Les Halles.
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