A spokesperson for the hotel issued the following statement:
Due to the current unprecedented environment and the uncertain impact of COVID-19, the owners of the Roosevelt Hotel have made the difficult decision to close the hotel and associates were notified this week. The iconic hotel, along with most of New York, has seen very low demand and as a result the hotel will cease operations before the end of the year. There is currently no plan for the building beyond the scheduled closure.
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