It was announced by the Roosevelt Hotel that it will close doors on guests permanently on Oct 31.
The announcement stated, “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.”
According to the report, when asked to comment, a hotel spokesperson said, “Yes, it is closing down as announced on the website.”
Regarding why, she said, “Email your questions and we will respond.”
On the website, the message of the hotel said that “working on alternative accommodations” for those with future reservations.
The hotel said, “We have been honoured to serve alongside our wonderful staff and to be a part of our many guests’ and clients’ lives and celebrations, who have graced us over these past nine decades,” the hotel said.
“We have enjoyed being as much a part of our guests’ stories as we have been an integral part of the history of Midtown Manhattan since 1924.”
All inquiries regarding the hotel are being referred by the Pakistan Embassy to PIA as it owns the hotel.
An embassy spokesman said, “We have not been informed yet.”
According to diplomatic sources, the property is still owned by PIA as it has not been sold yet.
One of the sources said, “The hotel has been closed like other hotels in the area because the coronavirus pandemic has almost killed the hotel industry.”
The sources said, “Pakistan now has two options, sell it or convert it into a condominium like other Manhattan hotels hit by Covid-19.”