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Is remaking the Waldorf-Astoria worthwhile?

For the last few years,the iconic Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York city has been closed while the new owners completely renovate and restore the property.Its set to reopen at the end of this year.Is this endeavor worthwhile or is it a futile attempt to restore something past its prime to its formet glory.
The common everyday person is probably not going to use the Waldorf. It was and will be a hotel whose clientele are very well to do and/ or celebrities.
It’s owners invested and their investments will no doubt return from those who come.
DavidT8899 · 18-21, M
@soar2newhighs But thats my question.Can it return to prominence as the top hotel in New York?Alot of time has passed since it held that place,and other hotels have ascended into that postion.
@DavidT8899 First, it’s now reportedly owned by the Chinese Government.
Anyway , given the $$$ and prestige and rehabilitation put into the Waldorf, as I said, the very wealthy can afford it.
My feeling is that it’s all about elitism and geopolitical aspirations. And again there are those who can and will use it.
DavidT8899 · 18-21, M
@soar2newhighs The Chinese own it?I cant say that Im happy about that!
Changeisgonnacome · 61-69, F
You are asking for the old joke, right?
Why can't men dance in the Waldorf Astoria?
Because there isn't any ball room.
4meAndyou · F
It certainly is beautiful!

irishmolly72 · 51-55, F
@4meAndyou I love art deco! I also love the Bretton Woods Hotel, makes me feel like I'm transported back to the 1940s.
DavidT8899 · 18-21, M
@irishmolly72 Ive heard the St.Regis was good as well.
4meAndyou · F
@DavidT8899 I don't know if it would have been cost effective...even with the billions they spent, they have the cachet of the original building, the original location, and the idea of a restored past of opulence and extreme luxury. It would be a tiny bit like tearing down the Empire State Building and trying to do it over.
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
It’s so worth it. It’s a landmark . And spy organizations love it too .
bhatjc · 46-50, M
@DavidT8899 For all of the sin and other things they have heard or seen.
DavidT8899 · 18-21, M
@bhatjc Thats probably true of most famous landmarks.And you have to figure that many NICE things have gone on there too!
bhatjc · 46-50, M
@DavidT8899 That is true as well man
bhatjc · 46-50, M
I hope get the train station up and running as well.

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