New York’s Storied Roosevelt Joins Growing List of Prominent Hotels to Close Their Doors

As the pandemic drags on, even famous addresses can't afford to keep their doors open

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The Roosevelt, where Thomas Dewey learned he'd lost to Harry Truman in 1948, will close its doors at the end of this month. The Roosevelt Hotel

New York City’s once seemingly indomitable hospitality industry sustained another blow this week when the owners of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a 96-year-old Midtown institution, announced that the 1,025-room hotel will cease operations on Oct. 31.

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@UpperEastRob Robert Klara is a senior editor, brands at Adweek, where he specializes in covering the evolution and impact of brands.