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Waldorf Astoria

Globally celebrated icon, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, has undergone major restoration reclaiming it’s rightful position as the world’s preeminent luxury hotel.

Architect: SOM
Interior Designer: Jean-Louis Deniot


Waldorf Astoria


New York

“A profound sense of responsibility is shared by all consultants upon whom the honour of contributing to the restoration of this iconic building has been bestowed.

Henry Goss RIBA

Recreating Historic Detail: Accuracy of the original architectural detail was a key part of the brief requiring detailed drawings, models and 3d scans to be produced in many of the building's most celebrated rooms

Cultural Heritage

Ultra detailed and meticulously accurate visualisation played a major role in the restoration process from both a design and marketing perspective with every aspect of the the art deco landmark being interrogated and scrutinised to ensure it remained true to it's protected architectural heritage.

The team at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was responsible for orchestrating the complex restoration, working alongside the designers and preservationists to respect the original design intent, while bringing the Waldorf Astoria New York into a new age.

“Handcrafted finishes, natural materials, and subtle Art Deco references, such as bronze accents, bring a sense of history to gracious contemporary spaces.

Jean-Louis Deniot Interior Designer

“The character and grandeur of each arrival experience demanded a fresh approach to lighting, composition and mood, at once distinct and unique but forming part of a cohesive family

Henry Goss RIBA

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