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Elio Arrabito Named Director of International Sales
for The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City


NEW YORK – September 21, 2009 – The Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan recently announced the promotion of Elio Arrabito to director of international sales. Arrabito has been with The Roosevelt Hotel for more than six years and will now be responsible for overall international inbound sales efforts for the 1,015-room property.

“Considering Mr. Arrabito’s expertise within the international sales market, his extensive background and the respect and admiration from his peers, the decision to promote him was a very easy one for me,” said Kevin Croke, director of sales and marketing for The Roosevelt Hotel.

With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Arrabito has been on The Roosevelt Hotel sales team since 2003 where he was responsible for booking more than 60,000 room nights in tour group business, generating more than $15 million in revenues. Further adding to his accomplishments, Arrabito was recognized in 2008 by the Receptive Services Association as the top hotel sales person in the country and was also awarded both manager of the quarter and manager of the year for The Roosevelt Hotel. Prior to joining The Roosevelt Hotel team, he held the position of senior sales manager for the Hotel Pennsylvania, director of sales for Hampshire Hotels and Resorts and director of operations for Americascope Tour Services.

The Roosevelt Hotel is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company. For more information, call The Roosevelt Hotel toll-free at 888-TEDDY-NY or visit

About The Roosevelt Hotel

Deemed Grand Dame of Madison Avenue since 1924, The Roosevelt Hotel New York City is located right in the thick of things -- steps from Fifth-Avenue shopping. Offering 1,015 guestrooms, its historic heritage is reflected in the meticulously restored interiors, designed to capture the original architecture and offer modern-day amenities. The Roosevelt Hotel’s rooftop lounge, mad46 welcomes guests and New Yorkers alike to enjoy an unsurpassed Midtown view atop the 19th floor above the hustle and bustle of the “city that never sleeps.” Stay current with up-to-date information from The Roosevelt Hotel by checking the hotel’s blog at


Media Contacts:

Danna Miller

Also See: Kevin Croke, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Roosevelt Hotel NYC, Named Sales and Marketing Executive of The Year by HSMAI / May 2009

Six Month Old HSMAI Asia Pacific Names Leadership & Board of Directors, 2006 Agenda / March 2006

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