American financier, a great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built part of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.  Astor drowned with the Titanic.
Hotel:  World-class “Grand Dame” Hotel, built by Astor.
This world-renowned legend has set the standard for excellence in hospitality since 1893.  In 1931, the Grand Dame Hotel commanded the attention of kings, queens, dignitaries, presidents and society’s elite.  Since 1993, the elegant public areas, guest rooms and suites have flourished under a $180 million restoration, reviving the landmark Art Deco treasure with ceilings of gold and silver leaf, paneled walls of burled walnut with rich ebony inlay, splendid allegorical Louis Regal murals, and columns of rockwood stone.
1,120 guest rooms and 95 suites, each individually decorated with impeccable taste and style.  All feature elegant marble baths with amenities.  Each suite offers a spacious entrance foyer, living room, separate bedroom and boudoir - most include a fireplace.
State-of-the-art Plus One Fitness Center; comprehensive business center, banquet and meeting rooms.  The only two-tiered ballroom in New York, and the only 4-story ballroom in the world.  6 distinguished dining areas for the most discriminating taste. 
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