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Play Chess Like ‘The Queen's Gambit’ at The Towers Of The Waldorf Astoria

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The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue is poised to be one of the most stunning residential offerings in New York City when it opens in 2023. With renowned Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot overseeing the interiors and access to world-class hotel amenities, the 375 new homes will make residents feel like royalty. But Departures got a sneak peek at another new luxurious offering: The Queen's Gambit style gaming rooms.

The Monte Carlo Gaming Room and The Cue Club, only accessible by The Towers' residents, were beautifully designed by Paris-based AD100 interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot. The Monte Carlo Gaming Room will have four game tables, including one dedicated to chess, and built-in banquette seating with bespoke furniture. The Cue Club will have two nine-foot American pool tables and a standard size snooker table. And the two spaces will be connected by a private residential bar.

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While the game rooms are a modern offering, one has historical ties. The Monte Carlo Gaming Room is named after Monte Carlo, Monaco, where Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III lived after celebrating their engagement at the Waldorf Astoria in 1956. Of course, they weren't the only royals to roam the galls. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor stayed in "The Royal Suite" in The Towers.

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Both the Monte Carlo Gaming Room and The Cue Club are just part of the 50,000 square feet of private residential amenities. Residents will also have access to a 25-meter pool, full staff and concierge, on-demand spa treatments, and room service from a wellness center with a gym, lush winter garden, presidential library, private dining room, wine tasting room, co-working space, and more.

As Deniot previously described to Departures, "The amenities are exactly the amenities you would find in a private castle."


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