New York’s Roosevelt hotel to close down

15 Oct 2020 by Mark Caswell
The Roosevelt Hotel

The Roosevelt Hotel in New York’s Midtown Manhattan is to close permanently before the end of the year.

The 96-year old hotel is currently owned by Pakistan International Airlines, and over the years has served as a backdrop in movies including Wall Street, The Boiler Room, Malcolm X and The Irishman.

The 1,025-room property is located at 45 East 45th Street between Madison Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue, and is home to the Roosevelt Grill and Madison Club Lounge.

The Roosevelt Hotel

Between 1943 and 1955 the hotel served as the New York City office and residence of Governor Thomas E Dewey, who lost the shock 1948 US Presidential Election to Harry Truman.

In a statement the hotel said:

“Due to the current, unprecedented environment and the continued uncertain impact from COVID-19, the owners of The Roosevelt Hotel have made the difficult decision to close the hotel and the associates were notified this week.

“The iconic hotel, along with most of New York City, has experienced very low demand and as a result, the hotel will cease operations before the end of the year.

“There are currently no plans for the building beyond the scheduled closing.”

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