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At Home at The Roosevelt Hotel

Posted by Ailsa B du Bois on May 12, 2009

We have left the beatnik life behind now, and entered ‘The Diamond District.’  Now this really is representative of the old glamour of Manhattan.  The never-ending marbled Lobby takes your breath away.  This is the Grand Old Dame on Madison Avenue (and 45th Street,  covering an entire city block with it’s 1000+ rooms.   The gracious wide hallways remind me of the Hotel from The Shining, when they did the flash-back scenes to the height of it’s glory.  The Russian lady at Reception smiled upon us, and gave us an upgrade, so we have a massive room with two luxurious double beds, and it is simply heaven.  I am so happy.  I think anyone who can possibly afford to bring their Mother here, as a gift, should do so immediately.  It is so very civilised, and the chandaliers and finishing touches everywhere are very lovely.  We are going around the corner to visit the Chrysler Building shortly, but frankly I’m finding it hard to leave the building here.  I really could not be happier.  This is so distinctively old New York, and when we go to the Theatre tonight, we just stroll down the street – without turning – perfection!!!

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