Guy Lombardo is a name that has always been synonymous with the history of The Roosevelt Hotel. Lombardo and his orchestra performed their first show at the Roosevelt Grill on October 3, 1929 and continued to play there for the next 30 years. It was at the hotel’s restaurant and lounge, the Roosevelt Grill that he first broadcast what would become a famous New Years Eve tradition, playing of “Auld Lang Syne”. This tune still plays as the first song of the new year in Times Square.
From all of us at The Roosevelt Hotel New York, we wish you a Happy New Year and best wishes in 2010.