Workers are demanding answers after learning through social media that their employer, The Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown, announced plans to close at the end of the month.

"It's like a slap in the face, it's like a slap in the face, this is a hotel that has produced a lot of revenue throughout the years," said Marlene Cardenas, a front desk agent.

Cardenas says she and her co-workers saw a message on the hotel's website that read "Due to the current economic impact, after almost 100 years of welcoming guests to 'The Grand Dame of New York', the Roosevelt Hotel is regretfully closing its doors permanently as of October 31, 2020."  They say they found a similar message on the Roosevelt's Facebook page.

"We didn't even have like the decency ownership to like contact us," said Isalina Minaya who has worked at the Roosevelt Hotel as a front office supervisor for 16 years.

Gathered outside the union offices of the Hotel Trades Council, workers said the announcement is also a violation of their contract.

"By law they're supposed to give us a 60-day notice of when they're closing" said Cardenas.

The Roosevelt Hotel didn't respond to requests for comment and by late Friday its website, which boasts of its storied history as a backdrop to many Hollywood movies, didn't mention an impending closure.  

"We're going to be thrown on the streeet" said Jin Jae Li, an employee for 24 years.

A union source says they've filed two lawsuits against the hotel over its lack of notification to workers and issues related to severance, as employees face an uncertain future.

"It's many families that are going to be out of a job, for who knows until when" said Minaya.