The Roosevelt Hotel Completes Extensive Renovation Of Its Rooms And Lobby Bar

New York City’s 1924 Landmark Hotel Blends Contemporary Comforts in an Old-World Setting

The Roosevelt NEW YORK – March 11, 2003 – Located on Madison Avenue and 45th Street, The Roosevelt Hotel announces the completion of a $3.1 million soft renovation to all 1,013 guestrooms and the Madison Club Lounge lobby bar to be finished in early March. This latest makeover follows a two-year, $65 million restoration of the hotel to its original 1924 grandeur, which was completed in 1997.

The complete transformation included a meticulous renovation of the hotel’s interiors, and restored authentic adornments from the property’s historic heritage, such as a brass pendant clock in the lobby and a life-size statue of Theodore Roosevelt that greets guests as they enter the hotel. The property was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Enhancements for Both the Business and Leisure Travel
Holly Zajac of Continental Design of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lead designer on both projects, created a luxurious, residential feel that seamlessly blends modern conveniences while maintaining a consistent and balanced transition between the historic public space and the new guestroom décor. “The Roosevelt Hotel has always been popular with both business and leisure travelers, so my goals were to upgrade the guest amenities and to enhance the workspace function and aesthetic appearance of the environment,” Zajac said.

Refreshed Guestrooms With New Amenities
Guests will find that all 1,013 of the hotel’s guestrooms have been completely refreshed. The makeovers included the replacement of carpeting, duvets, pillows and drapes. Business travelers will find it easier to have an “office away from the office” with Internet and DC plugs, enhanced lighting and an ergonomic desk chair to relieve back strain. The ambiance is soothing with the enhancements of rich orange and red accents complementing the green and gold color scheme of the in-room furnishings and textiles.

Madison Club Lounge Upgraded While Retaining Two Fireplaces and Mahogany Bar
The Madison Club Lounge, located directly off the hotel’s magnificent lobby, has been a popular after-work spot for the local community, Grand Central Station commuters and hotel guests. In early March, the lounge will be refreshing its look while keeping its old New York-style. Many elements of the lounge that customers have enjoyed for years, including the pair of fireplaces, 30-foot mahogany bar and stained glass windows, will remain unchanged. The upgrades include new carpeting, tables, chairs, lighting, artwork, couches and bar stools.

Celebrate March With $5 Martinis in the Beautified Lounge Bar
In celebration of the lounge’s updated look, the hotel will offer $5 martinis for the month of March 2003. “Martini Month is just one way we can show our customers our appreciation of their business and together celebrate the lounge’s renovation,” said Max Corish, food and beverage manager, The Roosevelt Hotel.

The Roosevelt: A Historic Landmark
A prominent landmark situated on Madison Avenue and 45th Street in New York City, The Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1924 and its historic heritage is reflected in the meticulously restored interiors, designed to capture the original architecture and offer modern-day amenities. With 1,013 guestrooms and 30,000 square feet of meeting space, The Roosevelt offers the ideal experience for both business and leisure travelers. For more information or reservations, call 212-661-9600 or toll-free 888-TEDDY-NY, or visit the hotel’s Web site at

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