@MPIGNY - Spring/Summer 2017 - 15
#notes... from the field
Congratulations to Carly and her husband Anthony
on their bundle of joy: Matteo Francesco Marotta
born on December 13, 2016.
Waldorf Astoria: It's Not Good Bye, It's See You Later
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) and the Waldorf have enjoyed a long, amicable
relationship. In fact, the organization is one of its longest-standing customers. Back in 1926, DCAT held a 'get
acquainted dinner' for its members in the Ballroom of the Waldorf. Ninety-one years later, it is a cherished black-tie
tradition and has become the finale to a week of business development meetings, networking and industry education
programs known as DCAT Week. Here are two photos: The first is from 1926, our first Annual Dinner. The other is
from the 50th Annual dinner 1976.
- Margaret Timony, DCAT
Since 2006 I have had the honor to work with the staff of the
National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame
during their Dinner and Press Events each December at the
Waldorf Astoria. It has been such a special experience to be part
of such a historic event which has taken place at the Waldorf since
1959. Our annual staff photo at the clock tower was always a
highlight - there is just something magical about the Waldorf.
- Kelly Otto, Caneel Bay Resort
It's like working at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and
Wizardry. There are so many rooms, stairwells and hidden
passages that it feels like the structure constantly is
rearranging itself at times. It can be daunting for the first time
event planner and still thrilling and time-honored for any pro.
- The team at Fourth Wall Events
The Waldorf is the Hotel of Hotels, could you just imagine the
Starlight Roof in the 1940s when big bands were playing? The
Waldorf always understood the foundation of success lay in
experiences and memories.
- Dr. Lalia Rach
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