Turning 85 is no small feat! The Leading Hotels of the World was founded in 1928 — Wow — just to give you some perspective, it was the same year as the Chrysler Building groundbreaking. We had a whirlwind of a year celebrating this triumph at LHW and wrapped it up with a final birthday fete last Thursday. We began the festivities earlier this year during Oscar week in LA, and it is only appropriate that we would close the celebration back in our home town of New York City.
The party was a bit decadent even for New York standards. First, the invitations were sent to guests accompanied by a fresh (and delicious) birthday cake–and not a little cupcake cake, but rather a real cake! The party was held at Harlow in New York and guests had an endless feast of amazing food and there was plenty of bubbly to go around. There was an over-the-top, travel-themed, multi tiered birthday cake and I can’t forget the gift bags…all filled with goodies from various LHW properties worldwide and a plethora of cool travel must haves.
Happy Birthday The Leading Hotels of the World!
(Photos by Jason Russo)