There are some hotels where movie stars are at home and one of them is definitely the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It is not just a luxury but a real piece of history for cinema made in the USA. Its construction dates back to 1927 and the first delivery of the Oscars was held here. From its suite, swimming pool and bar have passed the biggest stars of Hollywood and two of them are also dedicated two suites, the Marilyn Monroe and Gable Lombard Penthouse Suite. Inserted in the Archives of the Historical Heritage of the country from the splendor of that time has experienced ups and downs up to a massive restructuring effort that has replaced it literally anew, combining the charm of the golden era of Hollywood and the one of the stars today.
The Hollywood Rosevelt since the construction has been a favorite among film stars and its long history is linked to the golden world of the seventh art. Located on Hollywood Boulevard one block west of the Chinese Theatre, it is a landmark in the city with the anticipated trends and moods. The foundation dates back to 1927 when a team of film personalities including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Sid Grauman and Louis B. Mayer realized that the filmmakers on the east coast needed an address where to stay in Hollywood. To its inauguration were the stars of the time as the most important Will Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson.
The suites and common areas have seen some historical moments. Shirley Temple followed his first lesson in tap along the steps of the hotel, Marilyn Monroe posed for her first advertising on the diving board of the pool. The diva became an assiduous hotel guest who dedicated the suite like Clark Gable and Carole Lombard who had been staying in a suite from $ 5 a night the equivalent of $ 3.500 today. The hotel also had a period of decline and there was talk of tearing it down around the ’80s. The one to save it was the intervention of the hotel chain Thompson Hotels, the current owner who gave way to a restoration work for $ 35 million in order to modernize the rooms, bar, lounge and restaurant without losing the charm.
Celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Kirsten Dunst, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Topher Grace and Hugh Hefner are often guests of the festivities organized by the hotel especially at the Tropicana Bar at the pool. For those who want to experience the glamor of old Hollywood without giving up today’s Hollywood, Rosevelt Hotel is the right place. Among other things it seems that the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift is estimated to live between corridors. I wonder if anyone has ever seen them.