The Roosevelt Hotel and Utell® Hotels & Resorts team up

5th Feb 2009

Madison Avenue’s historic The Roosevelt Hotel has selected Utell® Hotels & Resorts to generate bookings and increase visibility worldwide. Utell, the world’s largest and most experienced third-party hotel marketing, sales and representation company, will provide global distribution and aggressive promotion through its international sales force to help The Roosevelt better compete on a global level. Boasting 1015 rooms and suites, as well as more than 30,000 square feet of meeting space, The Roosevelt in New York City is a prime destination for business and leisure travelers. Its heritage, sterling reputation and prime location at Grand Central Station make it a desirable property to add to Utell’s more than 11,000-hotel portfolio, according to Ric Leutwyler, president of Utell.

“We’re proud to now offer The Roosevelt Hotel to the travel agencies, major TMCs, corporations and consortia groups who rely on Utell,” said Leutwyler. “It’s a standout in our overall portfolio, and greatly adds to our U.S. and New York City offering. With Pegasus’ distribution solutions to increase visibility of the hotel, and our demand sales teams actively promoting it, we know we can help The Roosevelt book more room nights, even in this economy.”


The switch to Utell was made based on Utell’s equally impressive heritage and industry-leading position, according to Kevin Croke, director of sales and marketing for The Roosevelt.



“Utell’s been around for nearly 80 years, just shy of The Roosevelt’s 85, during which time it has sustained a healthy lead in the industry for the number of hotels represented, superior connectivity provided through Pegasus and healthy relationships with major travel agencies and Web sites,” said Croke.


The Roosevelt Hotel can now be booked online at, by calling the toll free reservations line 1.800.44.UTELL (1.800.448.8355), or on GDS using the chain code “UI”.


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