One of the most anticipated hospitality projects is the revamp of The Waldorf Astoria. While there will still be 375 rooms for guests, the most significant change is the addition of the residences at The Towers of The Waldorf Astoria. After revealing the Parisian-meets-American design, the property is now unveiling the art pieces chosen for the condos.
The historic landmark announced they forged an art partnership with famous curator and auctioneer Simon de Pury. He is known as “the Mick Jagger of art auctions” and has served as the chairman and chief auctioneer of Phillips auction house as well as chairman of Sotheby’s Europe. His breadth of experience primed him for this unique project that includes 375 new homes and 50,000 square feet of amenities.
So, what can residents expect when it comes to the art in their future homes? Simon opted to curate a collection that features works from emerging artists across the globe. That means there will be pieces from An Te Liu, Minjung Kim, Benjamin Plé, Rowan Mersh, Philippe Decrauzat, James Ryan, and Matthew Pillsbury. They will hang in the communal spaces and enhance the original art deco design that can be found throughout.
The amenity space adorned with the art will feature a 25-meter pool, gym, private spas for men and women, winter garden, private dining room, wine tasting room, children’s playroom, co-working space, performance space, grand salon, and a presidential library. That’s all in addition to the stunning apartments themselves that boast custom cabinetry crafted by Molteni&C and tile mosaics with a Waldorf-Astoria pattern in the bathrooms.
Incredibly, this is the first time in almost a century that an apartment is available for purchase within the landmark. That means in addition to being surrounded by new art, you can also live within those same walls that have housed every U.S. President from Hoover to Obama, and international royalty.