The Roosevelt Hotel was first opened in 1893 and was known as the ” The Grunewald”. It was not named the Roosevelt until 1923 and was named after President Teddy Roosevelt. The Hotel now has 504 rooms. It is located a block off Canal Street at 123 Barone Street.
“When it was the Grunewald Hotel it hosted “The Cave”, considered by some the first nightclub in the United States. It featured waterfalls, stalactites, and chorus girls dancing to Dixieland jazz. As the Roosevelt, a new night club, “The Blue Room”, was opened and was long a well known venue of nationally touring musical acts.”
I know it as a great place to visit during the Christmas holidays as they put so much in the decorations and lights. It has changed over the years and most of us oldies remember all the angel hair floss. Decorations move on and I think the present day decor is great. Its a must see when you visit New Orleans during the Christmas Holidays.
Its so cool that I am organizing a hotel tour before Christmas where we walk to 4-5 hotels to view their decorations and of course stop for a drink at each along the way. Its such a great value and you get a lot of walking and talking in between stops and drinks…..Photos will b allowed along the way….