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Old Jun 27, 16, 8:20 pm   #676
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It does explain the removal of the US Diplomatic suites (delegation to the United Nations).
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Old Jun 27, 16, 8:33 pm   #677
  
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It does explain the removal of the US Diplomatic suites (delegation to the United Nations).


The United States Government announced that they would not be using the suites of the Waldorf Astoria for the President et al any more immediately after announcement was made of the purchase of the property by the Chinese company and it was very specifically detailed that they were doing so because they had fears of bugs (not the bed bug type)
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Old Jun 27, 16, 9:11 pm   #678
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The United States Government announced that they would not be using the suites of the Waldorf Astoria for the President et al any more immediately after announcement was made of the purchase of the property by the Chinese company and it was very specifically detailed that they were doing so because they had fears of bugs (not the bed bug type)
Yes - google turned up a NYT article confirming your points. POTUS now stays at the Palace. Only thing left at the W=A was the UN Ambassador's residence in the Towers - has been there for 50 years.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 1:28 pm   #679
  
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Very little detail in the announcement, but I wonder if (1) any Towers rooms will survive as hotel rooms vs. condos and (2) how many condos will be made from the ~1100 hotel rooms. Reads like Anbang doesn't even know yet.
Has there been any news about if the Towers section will remain? or will the remaining rooms just come from the original hotel section?
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Old Sep 10, 16, 8:20 am   #680
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Bloomberg had an interesting article about the property... I had heard about the train station, but I didn't know FDR's railway car is still there!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...ed-velvet-cake
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That is an excellent article! I've got a stay at the Waldorf-Astoria NY next month because we're driving through NY and wanted somewhere to stay. I got a surprisingly good Money + Points stay!

Also, my wife is going to LOVE this article when I show it to her
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