Construction on The Roosevelt Hotel was completed in 1924 and occupied an entire city block in the heart of New York City. Designed by George B. Post & Son, the hotel dominated Madison Avenue and was the first the hotel to incorporate store fronts and shops on it’s street level sidewalk facades. This was mainly due to the prohibition era and to offset the revenue losses during that time. The hotel was also, at one time, linked with Grand Central Terminal by way of an underground passage that connected the hotel to the train terminal. That passage way has been closed for many years, but if you head down to the Arcade Level of the hotel, even to this day, the empty staircase still sits.
These days, the Shops at the Roosevelt are filled with a variety of shops and boutiques available to both hotel guests and those passing Madison Avenue. From an upscale hair salon to an authentic Italian coffee shop, there are shops that provide services and products for every New Yorker and guests. Here is a list of shops located on the street level of the hotel. For more information on the shops, visit us here.
Sarar: European Fashion
The Art of Shaving: All natural shaving services and products
Jean-Claude Biguine Salon: Upscale Hair Salon
Filicori: Italian Coffee Roasters
John Allans: Upscale Men’s Salon
Ambassador Luggage: Travel Products and Accessories