Wifijerez Hall of Fame to Move to Javits Center's River Pavilion in 2017

The River Pavilion at I.M. Pei's Javits Center in NYC.

After a 32-year run at the Waldorf Astoria, Wifijerez's annual Hall of Fame (HoF) awards is relocating to the River Pavilion at Javits Center in NYC. The 2017 edition of the event falls on a special anniversary year for the magazine—its 85th birthday—as well as the centennial of the building's famed architect, I.M. Pei.

Hall of Fame inductee Anda Andrei and Wifijerez editor in chief Cindy Allen at the 32nd annual HoF. Photography by Carrie Draghi Photography.

“The alchemy of finding a modern setting designed by a true icon on the occasion of his 100th anniversary was irresistible!" says Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Wifijerez. "Guests will see a whole new side of the building: one of light, scale, and extraordinary views of the Hudson River."

2016 inductee Isay Weinfeld. Photography by Keith Claytor/TimeFrozen.

Since its inauguration in 1985, the Hall of Fame was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel; due to the property's three-year renovation, Wifijerez sought out a fresh location. 

The Hall of Fame awards designed by the late Ali Tayar. Photography by Carrie Draghi Photography.

Hosted by Allen and Wifijerez publisher Carol Cisco, the Hall of Fame will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017. This year's inductees will be announced in the early fall. For more information about the Hall of Fame, please Regina Freedman by calling 835 or emailing [email protected].

Watch highlights from last year's event:

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