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15 Hotels That Were Forced to Close Due to COVID

Fodor's Logo By Kristine Hansen of Fodor's | Slide 2 of 16: The Roosevelt Hotel

The Roosevelt Hotel

WHERE: New York City

Standing in the soaring, ornate lobby of this Midtown 1,015-room hotel was a moment paired with the reminder that the building was constructed in 1924 (and named for President Theodore Roosevelt) at a cost of $12 million, no luxury spared. After all, George Browne Post (founder of the firm that led the hotel’s design) also designed the Vanderbilt Mansion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (later razed for Bergdorf Goodman’s store). At closing time this past July, the hotel operated three food-and-beverage units (Roosevelt Grill, Madison Club lounge, and Vander Bar) and was a frequent meeting space for businesses and organizations. If it looks familiar, you may have seen the hotel in Maid in Manhattan starring Jennifer Lopez.

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