Glorious history of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel

New York City's home away from home for presidents, royals and rockers was just sold to a Chinese insurance conglomerate for nearly $2 billion. The hotel's fi rst 121 years constitute a guest book of the American century

Published: Nov 4, 2014

(This story appears in the 14 November, 2014 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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