By Terry Trucco
The streak is over, and we’re not talking about Serena.
When President Barak Obama comes to New York later this month for the opening session of the UN General Assembly, he and his considerable entourage will check in at the New York Palace Hotel, the elegant 55-story glass tower behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral that was renovated top to toe in 2013.
The win for the Palace is a loss for the Waldorf-Astoria, the grand dame hotel where every U.S. president has stayed on official visits to New York since the hotel moved to its current Park Avenue home in 1931. (President Herbert Hoover, who delivered the Waldorf’s opening address, set the precedent.) (more…)