Couple To Return To NY Waldorf At '52 Rate: $16.80


Salon Staff
March 1, 2012 11:36PM (UTC)

NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut couple will mark their 60th wedding anniversary at New York's Waldorf-Astoria for the same $16.80 per night they paid on their honeymoon.

Isidore and Joan Schwartz, of East Lyme, Conn., still have their hotel bill from March 2, 1952.

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Today, rooms at the Waldorf start at $319 a night.

The hotel charges the original room rate for returning guests celebrating a milestone. It says two to three couples a year take advantage of the deal.

The former New Yorkers met on a blind date in 1950. Their wedding reception was on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Joan Schwartz tells the Daily News (http://bit.ly/AdkIzW) that it cost $4.75 a head for a catered steak dinner and ice sculpture decorations.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com


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