Where’s the president? The presidential suite. At the Waldorf-Astoria.
Every president since Herbert Hoover (who lived in a Tower suite for 30 years) has stayed in the presidential suite at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, and this week, Obama added his name to the legacy, along with two-dozen other heads of state for the 64th United Nations General Assembly. Insider and former executive chef John Doherty dishes about the commander-in-chief’s visit to ABC News here.
According to USA Today, George W Bush “was fitted by Italian clothier Brioni for the suits worn at the debates with Sen. John Kerry” in the very same suite — and it also happens to contain one of JFK’s rocking chairs and General Douglas MacArthur’s writing desk.
The suite includes four bedrooms, and the hotel hand-monograms towels for the first lady and president (whomever they may be at the time) when they visit.
For $7,000 per night, you too can sleep where Obama, Nikita Khrushchev and General Charles de Gaulle, and all your favorite presidents slept. No word on whether “Obama was here” is inscribed in the bedpost. I’m guessing no. Click here to book.