The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City has been world renowned for over a century. Rooms and rates can range from $300 – $800 per night. A New England couple that’s been married for 60 years just celebrated their anniversary at the Waldorf-Astoria, the same place they spent their wedding night in 1952. The price they paid back then was $16.80. The price they’ll pay the weekend on their anniversary visit is STILL $16.80.
How did they pull that off? Apparently, old lady Waldorf has a policy of charging only the original room rate for returning guests who are celebrating a special event. According to the NY Daily News, who wrote Wednesday’s piece on the New England couple, about two or three couples make use of the perk every year.
Isidore and Joan Schwartz (yes, those are actually their names) even still have their original receipt from their 1952 stay at the Waldorf-Astoria.
So if you ever stay at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel make sure you keep your receipt. Who knows, in 60 years it might come in handy.