The Roosevelt Hotel is a historic hotel in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The hotel contains 483 guest rooms and was designed by Chicago architect Morris & Bates in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style. Opening in February 11th of 1927, it was the first hotel built in Phoenix exclusively for guests. In 1930, Walter Pitkin was appointed manager. In 1933, Pitkin left to be the general manager of the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey, California. Pitkin's time as a head of the Roosevelt is most known for his efficient and fast response to President Roosevelt's recovery from polio after being stricken at the hotel in March 9th, 1933.