Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Interiors

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

301 Park Avenue

ARCHITECT:  Schultze and Weaver, with Lloyd Morgan, partner in charge

DATE: 1929-31

STYLE: Art Deco, Hotel

Art Deco Hotel Manhattan Turtle Bay

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was designed by Schultze & Weaver, an architectural firm that specialized in luxury hotels. The first floor includes the Park Avenue Lobby, an entrance hall with 13 murals and a floor mosaic by the French artist Louis Rigal, as well as the wood-paneled Main Lobby, which features black marble columns and an elaborate plaster ceiling.

Located at the center of the first floor is a freestanding clock, bearing portraits of American presidents and Queen Victoria. At the east end of the first floor, near Lexington Avenue, elevators with metal doors and staircases with decorative metalwork resembling “frozen fountains” ascend to the third floor, the ballroom. A long mirrored hallway, the Ballroom Entrance Hall, connects four ballrooms. This glittering space features a vaulted ceiling that incorporates 16 paintings by the American artist Edward Emerson Simmons

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

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Mar 7, 2017

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