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How One Couple Scored a Suite at the Waldorf for $15.75
Posted By Bill Hogan On January 14, 2014 @ 12:44 pm In Money Talk | Comments Disabled
A suite at New York City’s famed Waldorf-Astoria  for only $15.75?
That’s how much Tony and Jo Fioravante of Staten Island, N.Y., paid on Jan. 12 to celebrate their 66th anniversary  at the landmark luxury hotel - in a reprise, down to the dollar, of their 1948 wedding night.
As it turns out, the Waldorf gives couples who spent their wedding night at the hotel  and who have been married for 50 years or more the same rate they originally paid, provided they still have the receipt – which, fortunately, the Fioravantes kept all these years (along with one of the hotel’s “Do Not Disturb” signs).
The Fioravantes’ daughter, Sandra, remembered the receipt when her parents’ 66th anniversary was approaching and got in touch with the hotel.
The Waldorf sweetened the deal by upgrading the Fioravantes into a $799-a-night Art Deco-style suite in The Towers  – the exclusive boutique hotel-atop-a-hotel whose guests have included Cole Porter (“You’re the top, you’re a Waldorf Salad …”), the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, William Randolph Hearst Jr., Douglas MacArthur, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor , Frank Sinatra  and every president since Herbert Hoover.
Here’s the inimitable Fats Waller singing “Lounging at the Waldorf.”
Images: The Waldorf-Astoria by Hennem08 via Wikimedia ; inset photo courtesy of Tony and Jo Fioravante
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 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Waldorf_Astoria_New_York_-_Park_Avenue_Entrance.jpg
 Waldorf-Astoria: http://www.waldorfnewyork.com/
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/fioravanteweddingphoto.jpg
 paid on Jan. 12 to celebrate their 66th anniversary: http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2014/01/anniversary-waldorf-astoria-honeymoon-new-york?intcid=trail_gl
 hotel: http://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/info-01-2012/5-ways-to-save-on-your-hotel-room.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 The Towers: http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/the-towers-of-the-waldorf-astoria-new-york-NYCWTWA/index.html
 Elizabeth Taylor: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-02-2011/birthday-tribute-to-elizabeth-taylor.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 Frank Sinatra: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/music/info-07-2012/frank-sinatra-best-of-the-best.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNCIhtlGTwk
 Hennem08 via Wikimedia: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waldorf_Astoria_New_York_-_Park_Avenue_Entrance.jpg
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