The Waldorf Towers is a tenant of the Waldorf Astoria hotel, occupying the top floors. It has 117 rooms that are classically decorated individually. It offers great amenities, such as the high-end Guerlain Spa, beauty salon, pricey but great restaurants, and a fitness center. Though it has underwhelming decors for a luxury hotel, it is still a great pick for a more personalized stay.
The entrance to the Tower is located at the corner of 50th Street and Park Avenue in Midtown. The Waldorf Towers has its own private entrance, an elegant but small lobby, its own front desk, a concierge service, and an express elevator that takes guests directly to the Tower rooms. Once guests reach the rooms, they’ll be greeted with more luxurious and bigger rooms than the Waldorf Astoria.
Each room at Waldorf Towers is decorated individually with golden wall moldings, antiques, and other elegant finishes. Guests can also enjoy spacious living areas and high ceilings, as well as large windows for most rooms to enjoy the view. The rooms also include a flat-screen TV with Lodgenet video and premium channels, a few snacks and a bottle of wine. The bathrooms have marble finish, a shower/tub combination, or a separate shower and soaking tub, and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries.
What makes the Waldorf Towers really shine is its subdued and exclusive atmosphere while being located on top of The Waldorf Astoria. The exclusivity of the hotel has attracted many dignitaries and celebrities, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations also calls the hotel its home while in New York. Hotel guests have access to all of Waldorf Astoria’s features, including free access to the 24-hour fitness center that has modern machines with individual TVs, and the Guerlain Spa that has 15 treatment rooms and extensive therapies. The treatment usually begins with diagnosing the guest’s skin then providing a tailor-made treatment.
Guests of Waldorf Towers also have access to a dedicated Les Clefs d’Or Concierges, in-room or express checkout, dry cleaning and pressing service, and housekeeping for twice a day. For food, guests can have their pick among the Peacock Alley, which features a bar, a lounge, and a private dining space, Bull & Bear, which as well-known steakhouse but open for dinner only, and Oscar’s Brasserie, which is open for breakfast and lunch. There’s also a free continental breakfast for guest at the Astoria Lounge.
The Waldorf Towers’ location offers its guests an array of restaurants to choose from and being in walking distance to some of the city’s tourist spots ,like St’ Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, and the Rockefeller Center, which are all less than a 10 minute walk away.
There are some things to consider, though, with the Waldorf Towers. Some of the in-room kitchens need an update, and Wi-Fi and valet service are not free for the guests. The hotel also requires a strict dress code in the lobby after 6 p.m. All of these, though, are just minor inconveniences compared to its array of features.
For people who are willing to pay extra for a more private and personalized hotel experience, then the Waldorf Towers is definitely for you.