The Roosevelt Hotel has been an integral part of the Manhattan skyline since it opened in 1924 and is a New York City landmark with its elegant architecture. The luxury hotel became known through films such as “Maid in Manhattan”, “Malcolm X”, “The Irishman” and “Wall Street”. Now it has to close permanently due to the corona pandemic.
“Due to the current situation and the uncertain impact of Covid-19, the owners of the Roosevelt Hotel have made the difficult decision to close the hotel. The employees were notified about it this week ”, quoted“CNN“A spokesman for the hotel. “The legendary hotel, like most of New York City, has seen very little visitor demand. As a result, the hotel will cease operations before the end of the year and thus close permanently. There are currently no plans for the building beyond the planned closure. ”
The Roosevelt Hotel has a total of 1,025 rooms in the hotel, including 52 suites, a 360 presidential suite, two ballrooms, several restaurants and bars as well as a fitness center, valet parking and 15 retail tenants. In 2005, Pakistan International Airlines bought the hotel, which it had been renting since 1979.
At times 7.5 million jobs in the USA were cut due to pandemic
But the hotel, named after President Theodore Roosevelt, is not the only accommodation establishment to draw the conclusions from the corona pandemic. In April, the pandemic sparked a wave of layoffs in the US leisure and hospitality industry. The industry had to cut 7.5 million jobs due to a lack of income from guests Bureau of Labour Statistics.
Since then, about half of the jobs have been filled again, but according to a survey by the American Hotel Lodging Association, 74 percent of US hotels fear that more layoffs will come if the industry does not have additional ones Support from the State receives.