Hilton Has Designs on Waldorf Astoria's Face

waldorf astoria night exterior Hilton Has Designs on Waldorf Astoria's FaceRepresentatives from Hilton, owner of the Waldorf Astoria, will go before the Landmarks Preservation Commission this afternoon in hopes of getting the green-light to renovate the historic building.

According to the docket, the building hopes to “install a marquee and alter the motor court,” changes which would alter the hotel’s famed art deco façade.

According to renderings not yet made public but photographed by DNAinfo at a Community Board meeting last week, the single marquee which currently covers the building’s entrance would be replaced by three smaller glass canopies, one for each of the doors at the hotel’s Park Avenue entrance.

Architecture firm BBG-BBGM is currently working on the project, but refused to comment, citing a strict contract with the Waldorf Astoria.

eknutsen@observer.com