Anniversary At The Waldorf — For $16.80

NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut couple will mark their 60th wedding anniversary at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria for the same $16.80 per night they paid on their honeymoon.

Isidore and Joan Schwartz, of East Lyme, Conn., still have their hotel bill from March 2, 1952.

Today, rooms at the Waldorf start at $319 a night.

The hotel charges the original room rate for returning guests celebrating a milestone. It says two to three couples a year take advantage of the deal.

The former New Yorkers met on a blind date in 1950. Their wedding reception was on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Joan Schwartz tells the Daily News (http://bit.ly/AdkIzW) that it cost $4.75 a head for a catered steak dinner and ice sculpture decorations.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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