Here's a story guaranteed to make just about everyone smile on this cold March morning. If you or your clients have ever celebrated a special event at the Waldorf=Astoria, they can go back again…for the same price they originally paid.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Isidore and Joan Schwartz, married 60 years, will celebrate their anniversary at the midtown Manhattan hotel this week for just $16.80, the same price they paid on their wedding night back in 1952.
Their old Waldorf bill cost a grand total of $17.10—$16.80 for the room and another 30 cents for a phone call. Rooms at the hotel now start at $319 a night.
The Park Avenue hotel has a policy of charging the original room rate for returning guests celebrating a milestone event. In a typical year, two or three couples take advantage of the deal. A spokesperson told the paper that only one other couple has celebrated their 60th anniversary at the hotel.
So, if your honeymoon clients will want a great deal 50 or 60 years from now, remind them of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz. Who knows what great rates they'll get when they go back in 2072?