Couple Marks 66th Anniversary With $15.75 Waldorf Astoria Hotel Room

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    How do you get a room at the uber-luxurious and exclusive Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City for less than $20 a night?

    If you are Tony and Jo Fioravante, 86 and 85, respectively, you simply hold on to the original receipt from your stay there 66 years ago.

    The Staten Island couple will celebrate their 66 th wedding anniversary Sunday the same way they spent their wedding night, with a stay at the Waldorf Astoria.

    The couple, who kept their original receipt from 1948, will also pay the same rate for their room at the exclusive Towers of the Waldorf on Park Avenue, a whopping $15.75.

    Hotel rates now start at $799 for suites and $1,299 for presidential-style suites.

    The Fioravantes are cashing in on the hotel's long-standing tradition of honoring the original rate for couples celebrating an anniversary of 50 years or more who spent their wedding night at the Waldorf and kept the receipt after all those years.
     
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    Doubt they have a lot of takers for that offer, as nice as it is.
     
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  3. dstober

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    Very sweet. I can only hope that Mr. Dstober and I are both alive and kickin' for our 66th anniversary. We did not stay at the Waldorf Astoria, nor do I know where our receipt is for our hotel on our wedding night. But regardless, Mr. & Mrs. Fioravante are an example for all of us! Thanks for sharing, @MSYgirl. :)
     
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  4. bigx0

    bigx0 Gold Member

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    Ah, but did they get 16 HHonors points?
     
  5. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

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    I am Tony, but I don't know who Jo Fioravante is.
     
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    WhiteDesert Silver Member

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    Priceless.
     
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  7. marcwint55

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    they should be given lifetime Diamond status
     
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    Actually, it should be 160 HHonors points for their current stay unless Hilton rounded their $15.75 rate down, in which case it would then be 150 points. But if they are now Silver, Gold, or Diamond, the appropriate elite bonuses would also apply. Wonder if they were able to get the exact same room/suite they had stayed in originally, hopefully a bit remodeled since then. But then again, who notices their surroundings on their wedding night, as they should be too busy......!!!! Congrats to the lucky couple, and best wishes for many more future returns to their favorite property.

    Only five more years (plus a few months) to our 50th, perhaps.....oh wait, we didn't stay at the Waldorf then, it was closer to some large waterfall at the time, but we didn't notice the view that evening. ;)
     

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