My car drops me off in front of the stately building just blocks from Central Park in NYC. The infamous “Waldorf Astoria” engraved in gold between two American flags blowing in the wind. The doorman takes my bags and I’m ushered through the revolving doors. Immediately my eyes scan the room… everything they rest on is elegant and polished. From the marble staircase to the sky-high ceilings and ornate chandeliers, I was immediately in love. Moving into the main foyer, the dream continued as a pianist played La Vie en Rose mellifluously. The week’s pampering continued with morning and afternoon tea in the towers, beautiful views from the room, drawn bubble baths & plush robes for winding down and of course the gloriously delicious Red Velvet cake (invented at The Waldorf!). The Waldorf has served as sojourn to Queen Elizabeth, Churchill, Sinatra, JFK, Reagan, among other political and cultural royals.If you ever want to feel like an American princess in one of the greatest cities in the world, a stay at the Waldorf is an absolute must.