Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Have You Stolen Anything From the Waldorf-Astoria?

By Claire Suddath

Is your grandmother a thief? If she—or your grandfather, or your parents, or your siblings, or you—took something from New York City’s famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel sometime between its 1931 opening and 1960, the luxury hotel wants it back. On July 2, the Waldorf-Astoria launches its “Amnesty Program” for all its sly, sticky-fingered guests who in their old age are having a change of heart. Meg Towner, the hotel’s social media manager, spoke to Bloomberg Businessweek about the program, what the Waldorf-Astoria wants to do with these reclaimed items, and what happened to Frank Sinatra’s shower doors.

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1 comment:

  1. lol, I've got a couple of pens and a towel. I wonder if they want those back.

    My boss at the time was bitching @ me (in 2000) to save money when I was traveling/making sales calls in Manhattan so I used Priceline to try to find a cheaper hotel.(I used to stay @ the Comfort Inn in Brooklyn for $175/night)

    This was back when Priceline actually got you deals. Anyway, it came back with an "upgrade" for me when looking for a hotel @ $125 a night and bumped me from 2 to 4 star.

    When I got the confirmation is was the Waldord-Astoria...lol! At the time its lowest posted rate was $405/night.

    I'll never forgot the conversation I had with my boss later when I told him I found a better deal in Manhattan....when I told him where I stayed he looked at me like I was the biggest jackass on the planet,until I explained, and even then he still looked displeased. lol!

    I quit that job a few months later and bought a business, he was an asshole anyway.