View Full Version : Obama won't stay at Chinese-owned Waldorf Astoria

09-11-2015, 09:39 PM
The official announcement from the White House comes after months of speculation that the President and his staff would not stay at the Waldorf-Astoria after a Chinese company purchased the hotel.

A senior administration official told CNN Friday that the move was being made "due to costs and space needs of the U.S. government as well as security concerns."

The move from the Waldorf-Astoria is more than just a symbolic protest of a Chinese company's purchase of the hotel chain from Hilton last year. The White House has very real concerns about the potential for cyber intrusions carried out by Chinese hackers.


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