Astor perished on the Titanic several years following the opening of the hotel, but the property continued to thrive and expand into one of the most luxurious accomodation chains still around today.
While Astor originally entertained friends and relatives at the St. Regis, the site quickly became a hot spot for the world's elite.
There are a couple of beautiful examples of plastic totes in the Michael Kors line like the Astor Plastic Large tote.
It was built by Colonel John Jacon Astor IV in 1904, and continues to be a historical landmark in the city.
After graduating at Hamilton College in 1818, he assumed the management of the vast estate of his father, Peter Smith (1768-1837), long a partner of John Jacob Astor, and greatly increased the family fortune.