Waldorf Astoria Lobby
I didn't want to say anything and neither did he but our room was AWFUL! The furniture was dirty the drapes were rotted and the carpet was wet from something leaking in the bathroom! This is the WALDORF ASTORIA! We decided that morning to go to the desk and tell them about the condition of our room. They couldn't apologize enough! He said if we didn't mind packing our things he would upgrade us to another suite. We agreed and off we went to pack. He told us we didn't have to be there that they would move our things for us. So we were off to see New York!
View from the double decker tour bus
Oprah was doing her show from New York that day!
When we arrived later that evening (or I should say morning) without going into too much detail there was a plumbing issue in our bathroom! Yikes this is the WALDORF ASTORIA! When we got up in the morning we decided to go speak to the manager. He too couldn't apologize enough.
He said if we didn't mind packing again ( OH GEEZ AGAIN) he would upgrade us to another suite but this time in the WALDORF TOWERS! We said okay and off we went to pack once again. I got smart this time and left all our clothes on hangers! The bellman came and took us in the elevator that requires a special card or you can't go up!
I thought wow I feel kind of important! He took us to the 37th floor (there are 42 floors), walked us down the hallway and opened the door to the biggest suite I have ever seen! The foyer was gigantic!
The Dining Room!
I'm not quite sure how long it took before our mouths finally closed from the shock! Off the foyer was a huge dining room. Then we entered the parlor (not quite sure if that's what they called it). It must have been 100 ft. long! At one end was a baby grand piano (Barry wasn't there playing) :( and so many sitting areas I can't remember. There were 3 bathrooms, maids quarters and a full kitchen. There were so many closets my husband couldn't find where the bellman put his clothes! lol I called everyone I could think of and said "You will never believe where we are"! I think we spent that whole day laughing and in shock! When we got back that night after the TV show taping there was champaign and chocolate strawberries waiting for us. The next night we had a beautiful flower arrangement delivered to us along with dessert and imported water from Ireland! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think our trip would have been so memorable! Thanks BARRY!