Anbang Insurance Group’s Two Unanimously Approved Applications for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel


The Kramer Levin Real Estate and Land Use team successfully represented Anbang Insurance Group, the owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in two applications before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission which were unanimously approved at a public hearing on April 25, 2017.

The applications proposed exterior alterations, including a rooftop addition and a new Park Avenue Residential Entrance as well as significant restorative work and upgrades to the designated interior spaces including Peacock Alley and the Grand Ball Room. The hotel is currently closed to facilitate the on-going construction work and condominium conversion. The architectural team was noted firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill and interior Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. In approving the work, Commissioner Fredrick Bland praised the proposed exterior and interior work noting that the proposed alterations were “exquisite adjustments.”

The Kramer Levin team included Real Estate partner Jay A. Neveloff (Picture), Land Use partner Michael T. Sillerman and counsel Valerie G. Campbell.

Involved fees earner: Michael Sillerman – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Valerie Campbell – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Jay Neveloff – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP;

Law Firms: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP;

Clients: Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti