Residents of The Towers will have access to The Monte Carlo Gaming Room and The Cue Club when the iconic hotel reopens
by The Week team
27 Apr 2021
If you were to list the world’s most iconic hotels then the Waldorf Astoria in New York City would no doubt feature near the top. Described as an “Art Deco masterpiece” by The Telegraph, the “ultimate Grand Dame” in midtown Manhattan first opened in 1931 and quickly became a home-away-from-home to Hollywood stars, celebrities and politicians.
The hotel’s “glittering, high-society reputation” saw Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and presidents Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower make their permanent homes there, Business Insider reports. And soon investors will be able to follow in the footsteps of Marilyn and “Ol’ Blue Eyes” by buying a luxury condo in “The Towers” when the revamped hotel opens again in 2023.
Residents won’t just have luxurious spaces to live in, but also for work, rest and play. Here we take a look inside The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria and its exclusive facilities, including The Monte Carlo Gaming Room and The Cue Club.
Currently undergoing a $1bn (£719.4m) renovation, the Waldorf Astoria is due to reopen in 2023 and will feature 375 large hotel rooms. There will also be 375 new luxury condos available for purchase within The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. Property prices start from $1.8m (£1.29m).
Health and wellbeing
As well as the residences, The Towers will also include some of New York’s most plush private amenities. Health facilities include the 25m indoor Starlight Pool, a fitness centre with private training studios, and wellness lounges each designed with a sauna, steam room, treatment rooms, and changing rooms.
Business and meetings
The Empire Club at The Towers will include a fully equipped business facility with private offices, a boardroom for conferences, meeting rooms and a coworking lounge.
Bars and dining
Entertainment and leisure facilities will be a major part of The Towers. There will be options such as the Winter Garden lounge with bar, Starlight Lounge, Starlight Terrace, Presidential Library and Bar, The Chrysler Room private dining room, the Stage & Screen Theater, and the Wine Tasting Room with Gaggenau wine vaults for private wine storage.
The Monte Carlo Gaming Room
One of the most unique offerings within The Towers are its games room. This room is named after Monte Carlo in Monaco – home to Hollywood royalty-turned-Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, who celebrated their engagement at the Waldorf Astoria in 1956.
The Monte Carlo Gaming Room features four game tables, including one solely dedicated to chess, and integrated banquet seating with custom furniture by French interior designer and architect Jean-Louis Deniot.
Right on cue
Two nine-foot American pool tables and a standard size snooker table will take pride of place in The Cue Club. The games rooms will be connected by a private residential bar.
The Cue Club and The Monte Carlo Gaming Room are set to be New York’s most luxurious – and exclusive – gaming rooms, accessible only by residents of The Towers.
Described as a “one-of-a-kind luxury living experience”, The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria will offer more than 50,000 sq ft of private residential amenities. See waldorftowers.nyc
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