June 19 (Reuters) – When the New York Hilton Midtown said it
was dispensing with room service starting in August, it caught
the attention of frequent travelers who, after getting in from a
long flight, have come to count on being able to order a burger
at 2 a.m.
The news was particularly significant since room service
itself was popularized about a half mile away in the 1930s at
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which is now also part of the Hilton