In October last year, the LPC decided to put the hotel’s interiors on its calendars of items to designate amid increasing concerns that the historic interiors would be destroyed during the hotel’s conversion.
The residential units start on the 14th floor of the building and go upwards. The top four floors of the building will have two apartments per floor, and the three floors below that will have four apartments per floor.
It was previously reported that Anbang was opposed to any interior designation of the building, but a representative for the firm clarified to Bloomberg that this was never the case, and that it was fully willing to cooperate with the Commission.
The condo conversion of the Waldorf Astoria hotel may actually be moving forward, following in the footsteps of hotel-residence hybrids like the Plaza and the Trump Soho—and it could mean as many as 1,000 condos will come to the Park Avenue hotel.