Another piece of NYC history has an uncertain future.
The Roosevelt Hotel, located at 45 E 45th St. across from Grand Central Station, is closing for good after 96 years in business. Reuters reported the news on Friday.
“Due to the current economic impacts, after almost 100 years of welcoming guests to The Grand Dame of New York, The Roosevelt Hotel, is regretfully closing its doors permanently as of Oct. 31, 2020,” the hotel stated on its website, according to the Reuters report. They also said they confirmed the decision with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), which now owns the hotel.
There are apparently no future plans as of yet, but hopefully the building itself will remain safe for its rich NYC history.
The Roosevelt Hotel was built in 1924 and was built by Niagara Falls businessman Frank A. Dudley. It was known as the “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” for its grand architecture and beautiful interiors that had been completely restored to their Jazz Age glory.
It was also been featured in many moves, including Wall Street, Maid in Manhattan, Malcolm X and most recently, Netflix’s The Irishman.
featured image source: Facebook / The Roosevelt Hotel