Waldorf Astoria items placed on eBay as famed hotel closes
The hotel is closing for three years for a renovation that will convert the iconic Manhattan site to 840 renovated hotel rooms and 321 luxury condos.
On Wednesday, March 1, the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel closes its doors for three years as its new owners,Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group, kicks off a conversion that will turn 1,413 hotel rooms into 840 renovated hotel rooms and 321 luxury condos. While most New Yorkers have been scrambling to hit up one of the hotel’s many gilded bars for one last cocktail, others looking to celebrate the icon in a more substantialway now have an opportunity to lay claim to one (or several) of the hotel’s architectural and decorative wares. Indeed, currently up for grabs areeight mahogany panels of Art Deco etched glass,four solid bronze urns,carved glass panels, the original1931 private entrance revolving door, andalarge set of revolving doors that come complete with two side bronze doors—all on eBay.