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Old Letter Roosevelt Hotel

 
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Posted 08/20/2021   09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Pshann to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all
Just found this
Would appreciate any feedback
Thanks


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Posted 08/20/2021   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pshann

Found this online: https://www.travelandleisure.com/ho...-nyc-closing

Seems Covid drove it out of business.
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Posted 08/20/2021   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was the lockdown orders and cessation of vacation travel of 2020 that killed it off, but it had become a tired, 3-star property primarily catering primarily to large convention and bus tour groups as well as more budget-conscious business travelers. It was perfectly serviceable with a good midtown location and an illustrious history, but definitely showing signs of age. It had a large lobby lounge that made a good place for drinks after shopping on Fifth Avenue or at Brooks Brothers and other Madison Avenue fashion houses which were within two blocks. It trailed other properties of similar size in amenities and probably needed a multimillion-dollar reno. If the wrecking ball comes, it will be another landmark lost, but that's what happens in a city that's basically under constant reconstruction.
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Posted 08/20/2021   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I stayed at the Roosevelt a few times - most recently maybe 7 years ago. It was in need of a renovation, but wasn't run-down like the Hotel Pennsylvania (also scheduled to be torn down). There is a lot of new development planned around Grand Central, and there were stories about a possible redevelopment of the Roosevelt site even before covid. Renovation, unless the structure was completely gutted, wouldn't fix the problem of really small rooms (by modern standards).
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Posted 08/20/2021   6:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pshann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you everyone
I wonder what it was like in 1936
I'll spend some time looking it up
It will be interesting

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