NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hilton Worldwide is selling the Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $1.95 billion.
Hilton will continue to manage the storied hotel for the next 100 years as part of an agreement with Anbang.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate: 'A Momentous Day'
The Park Avenue hotel has restaurants including Peacock Alley, Bull and Bear Prime Steakhouse and Oscar’s. The companies said Monday that the property will undergo a major renovation.
In March 1893, millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the 13-story Waldorf Hotel. The Astoria Hotel opened four years later. The Waldorf Astoria New York opened in 1931, according to the company’s website. At the time it was the largest hotel in the world. The hotel became an official New York City landmark in 1993.
Hilton Worldwide plans to use proceeds from the hotel’s sale to buy additional hotel assets in the U.S.READ MORE: Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Being Struck By Scooter On Upper West Side
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was taken private in 2007 by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP. The hotel chain returned to public stock markets in December 2013. The McLean, Virginia, company is the world’s largest hotel group with more than 690,000 rooms across 93 countries and territories.
Aside from Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, its brands include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy Suites Hotels.
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