International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show: NOVEMBER 7-10, 2009

IH/M&RS 2009

It is always exciting when the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) is back in New York City. With over 1, 000 exhibitors at the Jacob J. Javits Center, professionals from the hospitality industry get to check out the newest products and technologies in the biz.

Like a kid in a candy store!

This year, The Roosevelt Hotel is proud to be a part of the Hospitality Leadership Forum on November 7th. This forum is part of the IH/M&RS and gives the attendees a chance to hear about some of the new trends, developments and visions that will shape the future of the industry.

Click here for the full schedule and be sure to check out our Director of Sales &Marketing, Kevin Croke, who will be on the panel for the “Tweets & APPtitude” Session at 2:30pm. He will be discussing our social media efforts for both the hotel and our rooftop lounge, mad46, and how they have opened up new paths in marketing, customer service and over all relationship building.

Be a part of our community and follow us on Twitter @RooseveltNYC and be our fan on Facebook!

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NYC Comedy Festival

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Guest blogger: Frankie Hudak, Comedian

This is an exciting week here in New York City as we kicked off The New York Comedy Festival last night, November 4th and taking place through November 8th. Within just steps from The Roosevelt Hotel, everyone can enjoy all the funniest shows New York has to offer. It’s just one of the many fantastic things that go on in this great city!

I was invited Monday to help kick off the preliminary show to the festival by hosting The Andy Kaufman Awards at Caroline’s Comedy Club on Broadway. Then on Tuesday night, the Finals had a special host Tony Clifton, the character that Andy Kaufman created. Everyone had the best time with a rollercoaster ride of laughs and there is so much more to come! Events are going on until this Sunday. Make check this festival out and share in the laughs.

I’ll be out here all week. So get out here and get in on all the fun!

All The Best
www.frankiehudak.com

Hey, don’t forget to check out “The Life of a Meeting Planner: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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And the Yankees win the World Series!!

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PHOTO: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Yankees fans are walking proud today as the Bronx Bombers won victoriously over the Phillies last night in Game 6 of the 2009 World Series.

New York City will host a ticker-tape parade and ceremony in honor of the World Series champion New York Yankees tomorrow, Friday November 5th.

The parade will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall Plaza where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Bronx Bombers with the keys to the city. Bloomberg promises it to be the largest-ever parade.

Click here for video highlights of the game!

FUN FACT: One of the first was thrown for Theodore Roosevelt following his return to New York from an African safari. It was held on June 18, 1910.

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Friends, Family and Floats!

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

With the holiday season approaching, guests are invited to take part in a timeless tradition as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches through the streets of Manhattan.

As one of the most spectacular holiday celebrations in the world, The Roosevelt Hotel New York embraces the cheerful spirit by offering the special rates starting at $269 per night, including superior accommodations and breakfast for two, from Nov. 22 – Nov. 27, 2009.

Poised just a short stroll from the parade route, The Roosevelt Hotel makes the experience as smooth as sweet potato pie!  After an exciting day in the Big Apple, return to The Roosevelt Hotel where you can choose to indulge in world-class holiday spirits at Madison Club Lounge.

Click HERE to book now!

*Offer valid for stays during the dates of Nov. 22 – Nov. 27, 2009 only, offer based on single or double occupancy, subject to change, includes breakfast for up to two people. Tax and gratuity for breakfast included in rate. Overall package price excludes tax. Advanced reservations required. Rate non-transferable. Offer not available for groups or previously contracted groups. Cannot combine with any other offers. Limited supply of rooms. Offer based on availability

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Roosevelt Hotel has Largest Participation in Hotel Walkathon

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For the third year in a row, The Roosevelt Hotel New York had the largest participation in the 18th Annual Hotel Industry Walkathon for Charity hosted by the Hotel Association of New York City & New York Hotel-Motel Trades Council on October 4th, 2009.

With 146 participants, the hotel associates brought home the trophy and proudly raised funds benefiting Sanctuary for Families. Thank you to everyone who supported in this event and we look forward to another success in 2010.

The Roosevelt Hotel Vision Statement:
The Roosevelt Hotel team is committed to providing uncompromising levels of quality that will always exceed the expectations of our guests, associates, and owners, as well as establish and maintain our prominent position in the community.

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