Entries by Terry Trucco

How Did an Iconic Waldorf Astoria Statue Wind Up in a Village in Iceland?

In February of 2017, the Waldorf Astoria closed its mighty doors and hunkered down for a much-needed renovation that would transform the storied but outdated, 1,421-room hotel into a sybaritic, 375-room hotel paired with 375 high-end condominiums. The $1 billion makeover was expected to take two or three years to complete.  Six years later, the […]

The Merriest, Happiest Holiday Decorations at New York City Hotels, 2022 Edition

If we had choose just one word to describe the 2022 holiday season in New York City, we’d go with normal. And hey, after two years of pandemic craziness, normal sounds downright scintillating. Lighting the way towards a blissful normalcy are the city’s hotels, dressed to dazzle whether you’re checking in — 6.5 million visitors […]