Two Times the Savings!

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Save on your next meeting at The Roosevelt Hotel New York not once, but twice!  This is a great deal for groups who regularly meet in the city. Book a meeting now and get great savings, like 5% off your Master Bill, 15% off Food and Beverage.  Then book another event for a future date and get additional savinge.  Chlick here for details.

The Roosevelt Hotel New York has 30, 000 square feet of meeting space to accomodate a group of any size!  To contact our sales department, email us at sales@rooseveltnyc.com.

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The 47th New York Film Festival (Sept 25th – Oct 11th)

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The New York Film Festival (NYFF) has already started this week (on September 25th ) and will continue through October 11th. The NYFF showcases the inspiring cinematic works from directors and artists from around the world. Although it’s smaller than other festivals, this 17 day event selects an average of 28 feature films and 12 short films each year. One of the special showcases is within the section Views from the Avant-Garde. These features premiere non-narrative, experimental film and video.

For ticket and schedule information visit www.filmlinc.org/nyff or follow them on Twitter @filmlinc.

See this years top 5 “must-see” films, as voted by the Village Voice.

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Get pampered.

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With so much to do from day-to-day, and all the hustle and bustle of this great city, don’t you think it’s time to get pampered?  Get out there and relax. Take a load of and enjoy a spa day. NYC is filled with spas and we’ve found the 10 Best Spas in the city, ranging from luxurious to affordable. Check them out:

Spa at Mandarin Oriental
This lavish (and pricey) hotel spa has stellar service and attention to details, like fresh orchids in the treatment rooms. To make the most of it, go ahead of time to enjoy amenities like the “Heat Experience” rooms for men and women and great views.

Ohm Spa
Ohm Spa is a serene oasis that allows its massage therapists to customize a treatment and express their own individual style. I had an incredible massage here, and prices are reasonable. It’s a true gem, but it’s not a place to hang.

Cornelia Day Resort
This lives up to its name of a “day resort”, with a rooftop garden where you can lounge in the sun and order from the elegant spa cafe menu. It’s also the only spa in New York City to offer watsu.

Babor at Takashimaya
This is an exquisite little spa tucked away on the 6th floor of Takashimaya, the luxury Japanese department store.

Great Jones Spa Located in downtown Manhattan, this spa is knows for it “wet lounge solarium” with hot tubs, cold plunge pools and saunas, available to all guests up to two hours prior to and one hour following spa treatments.

Bliss Soho
This is the original Bliss location started by Marcia Kilgore in the mid-90s. It’s sleek and modern, but some customers think they push products a little too much during facials.

Townhouse
This three-story spa that caters to a corporate clientele, down to the leather banquettes and one all-male floor with a barber station. If you don’t like people touching you, SpaOceana is a giant hydro-pool that sprays you with steam and oils.

Juvenex
Juvenex is a Korean spa with unusual saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools, including the Jade Igloo, made from 20 tons of semi-precious stones. It is clothing optional for women only from 6 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Men and women are allowed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., but bring your bathing suits.

Oasis Day Spa
Oasis provides good spa value, with reasonable prices.  Two other locations are at Union Square and the Affinia Dumont Hotel at 34th and Lexington. It also has an airport spa at JFK.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
This was one of the originals — a spa before there were spas! It’s a bit “ladies who lunch-ish” with a loyal following.

Haven
Haven is a serene neighborhood spa with nice facilities.

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It’s our Anniversary. Win a $19.24 rate!

Follow us on Twitter!

In honor of The Roosevelt Hotels 85th Anniversary tomorrow, we are offering a VERY special promotion, exclusively to our Twitter followers. At 2:00pm (Eastern) tomorrow, we will “tweet” to our followers a quiz question regarding the history of the hotel. The first ten (10) people who respond to us with the correct answer will get a $19.24 hotel room rate to be used by March 31, 2010. Yes, that’s nineteen dollars and twenty four cents, in case you thought there was a typo!

If you can’t get the first question correct or you just weren’t quick enough, we will be “tweeting” a second question at 2:30pm, this time for an $85.00 hotel room rate. Again, the first ten (10) guests who answer the quiz question correctly will win!

The Roosevelt Hotel New York opened its door on September 22, 1924 and has been proudly serving guests for the past 85 years. We love what we do and couldn’t do it with out the community of loyal guests that stay with us. So this birthday, we want to share this great offer with you and thank you for your patronage and support over the years.

So, spruce up on your Roosevelt Hotel history and be ready at 2:00pm tomorrow! Be sure to follow us @RooseveltNYC

CONTEST RULES:
– Answer must be sent as an @ reply to the hotel @RooseveltNYC
– Winners must be a follower of @RooseveltNYC

*Rates are based on availability. Black out dates may apply. These rates are offered for a three (3) night maximum and do not include sales tax. Must be booked by 12/31/09 and consumed by 3/31/10. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Click here for official rules and here for our poilicy.

UPDATE:  Here are the winners of our Twitter Contest!  Thanks for participating anc congrats to the winners!

Winners of the $19.24rate:
@g_rote @nataliembrown @JetSetCD @Rhonda_Lea @go_around @simplydab @TravelBks @speriod @NicolePaulino @Betsie

Winners of the $85.00 rate:
@MC6X @LNorman0812 @brandonwenerd @ms_morgan @carmenlroberts @bravegirl @traceable1 @LimeyG @pwolff @GobshyteWhyte

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Happy 85th Anniversary to The Roosevelt Hotel New York

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History lives at The Roosevelt Hotel New York. You know that just by walking through the doors into the grand lobby. Referred to as the “Grande Dame of Madison Avenue”, The Roosevelt Hotel has been serving guests of New York City since its doors opened on September 22, 1924. That makes tomorrow our 85th anniversary!

Throughout the years, The Roosevelt Hotel New York has encompassed a variety of historic events and memories. What better time than now to take a walk down memory lane.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the architects of the hotel designed its style in honor of the fondness for early American colonial times of which he had. Its grand façade occupies an entire city block in the heart of midtown Manhattan and was the first hotel in New York City to have street level shops. These shops were designed to offset revenue losses due to the Prohibition. At one time, the hotel was also linked with Grand Central Station by way of an underground passage.

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Throughout the years, The Roosevelt Hotel has been host to many great events in history. In 1929, Guy Lombardo and his orchestra performed their first show at the hotels restaurant, the Roosevelt Grill. They continued to play here for the next 30 years and it was at the hotel that he first broadcast the playing of the famous New Years Eve tradition, “Auld Lang Syne”.

In the political forum, The Roosevelt Hotel was headquarters to Governor Thomas E. Dewey from 1943 to 1955. It was in Suite 1527 where he conducted most of his official business in the city and where he returned to in 1948 to hear that he had been defeated by President Harry Truman. This election was known as one of the greatest political upsets in American history. The Chicago Tribune was so sure of Dewey’s victory that it printed the false headline for the following day’s newspaper.

In addition to the luxuries of our 1,015 guestrooms and 52 suites, we have hosted tons of meetings and social affairs in the hotels Grand Ballroom. Its elegant design is the perfect backdrop for any affair and that’s exactly what Major James “J.J.” Walker thought in 1926. The Roosevelt Hotel was chosen to welcome home the crew of the naval ship the USS Roosevelt to New York.

After a few decades of accommodating guests, the hotel closed in 1995 for a $65-million extensive renovation. We maintained much of the original structure and restored the original historic feel with the addition of modern amenities.

The Roosevelt Hotel is in the business of serving our loyal customers day after day and has been doing so now for 85 years. It has been such an honor to give people a comfort during their travels for leisure or business and we will continue to do so for years to come.

PHOTOS: Click here for more historical photos of The Roosevelt Hotel New York.

SPECIAL OFFER:  Follow us on Twitter for exclusive offers!  Tomorrow we will be stepping back in time and offering a chance to win a $19.24 rate in honor of our anniversary, exclusively to our Twitter followers!  Stay tuned for more details!

Happy 85th Anniversary to The Roosevelt Hotel New York!

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