New York’s Storied Roosevelt Joins Growing List of Prominent Hotels to Close Their Doors

New York City’s once seemingly indomitable hospitality industry sustained another blow this week when the owners of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a 96-year-old Midtown institution, announced that the 1,025-room hotel will cease operations on Oct. 31.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in the fall of 1924, and its Italian Renaissance façade of chiseled marble and limestone has been an unchanging fixture of the Manhattan streetscape ever since.

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Roosevelt Hotel in New York to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

Since 1924, the Roosevelt Hotel has been a witness to history.

a car parked in front of a building: After nearly a century in business, the Roosevelt Hotel will permanently close its doors.

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After nearly a century in business, the Roosevelt Hotel will permanently close its doors.

The New York City landmark was the election headquarters for Gov. Thomas Dewey when he incorrectly announced he defeated Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election. It has served as the backdrop for movies such as “The Irishman” and it

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Fashion retail giant H&M to close 250 of its stores around the world as the pandemic sends shoppers online

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Fashion giant H&M said it is closing 250 of its stores globally next year as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to accelerate a major switch to online shopping. 

H&M, which is the world’s second biggest clothing retailer, said that around a quarter of its 5,000 stores are able to renegotiate or exit contracts next year, allowing it to shut around five per cent

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Red Raiders Close Road Trip with Win over TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas  – The Texas Tech volleyball team finished its road trip on a high note on Friday night, knocking off TCU, 3-1.
For the second-straight night, senior Samantha Sanders set a new career high—this time with 24 kills on a .364 hitting percentage, along with 12 digs for her second double-double of the year. Caitlin Dugan had

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Close to home: Stir-crazy locals turn to LA-area hotels for vacation | People

LOS ANGELES — After months of working from her Santa Monica apartment during the pandemic, Devon Belter was feeling mentally drained and antsy to get away for a few days.

Instead of venturing to a far-off vacation spot, the 29-year-old marketing director booked two nights at the beachside Hotel Erwin in nearby Venice — a 10-minute drive from her home. There she ordered drinks by the pool, took strolls on

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COVID hotels for Bay Area homeless residents set to close

The Bay Area is winding down the grand experiment that sheltered thousands of its homeless residents in safe environments during the pandemic, raising fresh concerns about the spread of COVID-19 as officials scramble to find alternative housing.

Gov. Gavin Newsom launched Project Roomkey in April, a first-of-its-kind program that moved unhoused residents into hotels to protect them from the virus. Six months later, with federal funding sources poised to expire,

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Norwegian Air set to close Gatwick short-haul base

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Norwegian Air has today begun proceedings to shut its short-haul base at Gatwick Airport, with 259 jobs at risk of being lost.

The airline said the move would not affect its flight schedule out of the airport.

Read more: Easyjet on track for first ever full year loss

The low-cost carrier employs 1,142 people at the Sussex airport, which is the UK’s second largest.


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Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya And Vivek Dahiya’s Adventurous Trip Close To Nature Will Make To Wanderlust

The year 2020 will always be remembered, not only for the pandemic but also for being the dullest year we have ever experienced. From no travel plans, low-key festivals and birthdays, to work from home culture, 2020 has spoilt everything. However, with the new travel guidelines, many of our favourite celebs are taking their much-awaited mini vacations. From Dipika Kakar Ibrahim to Mahhi Vij, celebs are making sure to step

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Sabah borders to close, only essential travel allowed

Editor’s note: A correction was issued by Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s office at 5pm. Amendments have been made to paragraphs 2 and 3.

COVID-19 | Sabah has closed its borders to non-Sabahans except for those providing essential services, students and civil servants to stop the spread of Covid-19.

In addition, anyone currently in Sabah will not be allowed to leave the state unless for emergencies or official duties and this too

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Hundreds of NJ hotels may close forever without federal help

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the entire travel industry but a new report finds the hotel industry in New Jersey is on the brink of collapse.

A survey of hotel industry owners, operators and employees conducted for the American Hotel & Lodging Association finds 68% of hotels have less than half of their normal staff working full-time; 74% say more layoffs are planned; and half of

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Donald Trump’s close aide ‘tests positive for Covid-19’ after travelling with President – Latest News

She also flew on the Presidential helicopter, Marine Force One on Wednesday and it’s believed that she tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

Hope Hicks, recently flew with President Trump to Cleveland on Tuesday onboard the presidential jet, Air Force One.

An aide close to President Donald Trump has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, just after flying on board Air Force One With him to a presidential rally


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Most MA Hotels Will Close Without Government Bailout: Report

MASSACHUSETTS — As many as 603 of the state’s 900 hotels will close without federal government assistance, the American Hotel & Lodging Association said in a report released Friday.

The report, which calls on Congress to pass a federal aid package for the lodging industry, said the state could lose an additional 12,939 hotel jobs on top of the 15,454 jobs it has already lost. The lodging sector employed 40,562

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Dutch may restrict travel to Amsterdam, close bars early: NOS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands is considering restricting travel to and from its biggest cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, as part of a raft of measures to counter a second wave of coronavirus infections, broadcaster NOS reported on Monday.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he was considering further “regional” measures as the country’s COVID-19 outbreak rises from low levels in late August to above 2,500 cases a

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Hotels in Dubai should close by 3am under new rules

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Hotels in Dubai should close by 3am under new rules

Venues and conferences in Dubai will have to wind up their activities by 1am at the latest.

The emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), issued a circular on Thursday stating that all entertainment activities are to conclude by 1am.

The authority also informed hotel establishments that

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Report: Without more federal aid, half of U.S. hotels could close with massive layoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Music City was greeted with more grim news Thursday.

“Nashville is taking a beating,” said Rob Mortensen, President and CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association, in response to a new survey released this week by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association conducted a survey of more than 1,000 members from September 14-16, 2020. Survey topics included the hotel’s

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Seven coronavirus hotels to close by end of the week

IDF Home Front Command closed three coronavirus hotels last week and intends to close four more by the end of this week.
Hotels in Achziv and near Mount Hermon and Acco Beach were closed last week. Hotels in Tel Aviv (Bnei Dan) and Jerusalem (Caesar and Prima Park) and Kfar Tavor will close this week, the IDF said Monday.Fewer hotels are needed for various reasons, including the end of the
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10 Drive Options for U.S. Travelers Seeking Vacations Close to Home

Although travelers are inquiring weeks in advance as they dream about their vacation, we’re seeing shortened booking windows as consumers are waiting until last minute to finalize their plans,” said Block. “They are watching to see if COVID restrictions change and they are also holding out for the best deals.”

Here are a 10 recommended drive options for those seeking a Labor Day weekend getaway or any travel break close

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Alberta campground bookings nearly double as people look to escape close to home

a close up of a fire: There have been more than 265,000 reservations at provincial campsites across Alberta so far this year.

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There have been more than 265,000 reservations at provincial campsites across Alberta so far this year.

Despite a delayed start to the season, and capacity restrictions, Albertans flooded the provincial campsite booking system this summer.

According to data provided by the Ministry of Environment and Parks, there have been a net total of 265,624 reservations so far this year. 

In 2019, there were 175,128 reservations — the

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Staycation station: Lodgewell helps travelers get away close to home – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

Let me start by saying that I love my family and I love my house. But after months of quarantine, I sometimes need to get away from both. I’m still not comfortable flying, or even driving that far from home, so my vacation options are limited.

Then I discovered Austin-based destination rental company Lodgewell and realized I can safely (and stylishly) get away in my hometown and be treated like

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Great vacations close to home | Travel

While the coronavirus may have put a damper on long-distance vacation plans, you can still enjoy a getaway on a close to home trip. Look for a spot far enough away that you can really unwind and relax, but close enough that you can easily travel by car.

And there are lots of possibilities. Perhaps you want to return to a place that holds fond memories. Or maybe you’ve put

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