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Couple Marks 66th Anniversary With $15.75 Waldorf Astoria Hotel Room
ABC News ^ | 1/10/14

Posted on 01/11/2014 8:51:15 AM PST by Kartographer

How do you get a room at the uber-luxurious and exclusive Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City for less than $20 a night? If you are Tony and Jo Fioravante, 86 and 85, respectively, you simply hold on to the original receipt from your stay there 66 years ago. The Staten Island couple will celebrate their 66 th wedding anniversary Sunday the same way they spent their wedding night, with a stay at the Waldorf Astoria. The couple, who kept their original receipt from 1948, will also pay the same rate for their room at the exclusive Towers of the Waldorf on Park Avenue, a whopping $15.75. Hotel rates now start at $799 for suites and $1,299 for presidential-style suites.

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1 posted on 01/11/2014 8:51:15 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Good on the Waldorf-Astoria to give them that rate. Maybe there will be some folks on there honeymoon who will decide to spend the $799 in hopes of getting big savings 2078 when the rooms are $39,000/night.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 8:56:59 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Kartographer

‘What cost $15.75 in 1948 would cost $152.32 in 2013’


3 posted on 01/11/2014 8:59:35 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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4 posted on 01/11/2014 9:01:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Good on the Waldorf-Astoria to give them that rate

Yep, that is pretty sweet.
5 posted on 01/11/2014 9:01:51 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Theoria

> ‘What cost $15.75 in 1948 would cost $152.32 in 2013’

The rest is greed inflation


6 posted on 01/11/2014 9:02:03 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001; Theoria

Nope. You get what the market will bare. There are a lot of people running around with a lot more wealth than sense. Unfortunately, a lot of them are spending Taxpayer dollars.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 9:04:33 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Theoria

We’re talking about NYC here.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 9:08:10 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well, the Waldorf isn’t at the pinnacle of the hospitality world for nothing.

The good PR here is worth way more than the $799 room rate.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 9:10:08 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: jsanders2001

Obviously some prices go up more than others and some times prices go down. In the early 80’s a PC could cost thousands, the newfangled “internet” might cost $5 an hour, even though it could take hours to download a whole newspapers worth of articles.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 9:15:53 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“Nope. You get what the market will bare. There are a lot of people running around with a lot more wealth than sense. Unfortunately, a lot of them are spending Taxpayer dollars.”

Yeah! Someone has got it right (although it should have been bear not “bare”, but we are all of us human).

Another thing to consider is we may be comparing apples and oranges. Amenities and standard services years ago may be very differrent than today. We see this sort of thing all the time when papers compare the cost and efficiencies of say the Model “T” to today’s vehicles; they are very different animals and no one would want to drive a “T” in lieu of a top of the line car of today, other than for fun, or to go to the Astoria 66 years later.

Also, I am certain taxes, licenses, permits, etc. are far more expensive today than 66 years ago.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 9:22:57 AM PST by rey
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To: rey

Not to mention to cost of labor (unions), employee benefits, energy, etc. . .


12 posted on 01/11/2014 9:28:20 AM PST by Hulka
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To: jsanders2001

During times of prosperity, luxury goods (sea front property) appreciate more than necessities (bread or milk.)


13 posted on 01/11/2014 9:58:11 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

OK, you got me on this. An extra investment in FR. I just couldn’t pass this appeal for decency without responding with something more than just words. This is a great challenge to keep our thoughts on worthwhile matters. Thanks!


14 posted on 01/11/2014 10:03:10 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: jsanders2001
‘What cost $15.75 in 1948 would cost $152.32 in 2013’

The rest is greed inflation

If you think that's bad just give the new mayor some time. I can't think of a group of people more deserving of what they are about to receive.

15 posted on 01/11/2014 10:10:08 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: imardmd1

I love that verse! It makes one stop and think. I’m often guilty of needing to read it.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 10:15:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: fella

The room is still $15.75 a night. Have to include $600 per night in taxes and $160 per night parking fee.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 10:17:07 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: EDINVA
The good PR here is worth way more than the $799 room rate.

Indeed. This is good PR and good business. The best of both! Sweet story too.

18 posted on 01/11/2014 10:48:40 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Kartographer
The Staten Island couple will celebrate their 66 th wedding anniversary Sunday the same way they spent their wedding night,...

Hope the tickers hold out.

19 posted on 01/11/2014 11:40:30 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kirkwood
“We’re talking about NYC here.”

I thought the Waldorf-Astoria was in Queens. My friend lives in Astoria, Queens.

Don't laugh. I live in Minneapolis, you know, a very cold Des Moines...

20 posted on 01/11/2014 11:59:28 AM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: BarbM

What? Downgraded from Sid Hartman’s “Cold Omaha”?


21 posted on 01/11/2014 12:02:01 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: BarbM

NYC’s Waldorf Astoria isn’t in Astoria but Astoria, Queens IS in NYC!(Or something like that)


22 posted on 01/11/2014 12:23:18 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: TalBlack

Queens is indeed still in NYC, but I’m pretty sure the Waldorf-Asoria of legend has always been in Manhattan, which is not part of Queens.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 12:33:36 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Kartographer

What a sweet story.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 12:43:43 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Kartographer
...at the uber-luxurious and exclusive Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City

The Waldorf is living off its past glory. The Blackstone folks have been draining the Waldorf brand for all they can and the hotel is tired and worn. A few minutes reading the comments on Trip Adviser and you'll think twice about dropping that kind of bank on a room at the Waldorf when there are so many better options.

We stayed there over Thanksgiving and it was obvious that the owners are taking cash out of the property and putting nothing in. It's sad, because at one time this was an exceptional hotel.

25 posted on 01/11/2014 2:45:30 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
We often think on negative things. That is quite frequent here on FR, sadly (but often necessarily) to deal with Satanic effects woven into our current world system.

In fact, there are warnings not to dewell on these negative factors too much lest it causes them to materialize. One reason for classical art and music is to help us to focus our spiritual dimension in overpowering chaos, filth, and death.

This is exactly why we need, for example, to keep the wisely added phrase--"under God"--to our Pledge of Allegiance; and "In God We Trust" (in the sense of a continuous, ongoing process) on our coinage.

Down with soul-shattering atheistic negativism, and raise the glorious standard of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob high above that poor imitation of the Allah of Islam, who had no Son!

26 posted on 01/11/2014 7:03:12 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: GeronL

> Obviously some prices go up more than others and some times prices go down. In the early 80’s a PC could cost thousands, the newfangled “internet” might cost $5 an hour, even though it could take hours to download a whole newspapers worth of articles

I do remember the old 300 baud rate modems and going online to BBS’s. Thay and 4K RAM in a TRS80 conputer from RadioShack when pople used to think I was smart because I knew how to use one. Now 5 year olds are using them...sigh....lol


27 posted on 01/12/2014 3:51:19 AM PST by jsanders2001
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