No More Waldorf Astoria for Mr. President July 16 2015
President Barack Obama will not stay at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel today amid fears the place could be bugged after it was sold to a Chinese company.
The Department of State changed a tradition of putting up US officials at the Waldorf — where every president since Herbert Hoover resided — after Hilton Worldwide announced it was selling the hotel to Anbang Insurance Group.
Reports say there are fears the Chinese might set up a bugging system.
Officials said Wednesday the department would base its U.N. operations at the New York Palace Hotel instead of the famed Waldorf.
The head of U.S. is getting away from the nation’s capital Friday for a trip to the Big Apple.
Mr. president will attend a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser and see Broadway show. He will spend time with his daughters, Malia and Sasha, the White House said.
If you are staying at Waldorf Astoria be aware in case you have something to hide.