the roosevelt hotel's rooftop lounge hosts annual kentucky derby party
The Roosevelt Hotel and the seasonal mad46, which re-opened April 11, bring Churchill Downs to New York City with an official Kentucky Derby party on May 5 from 4-10 p.m. From “Best Dressed at the Derby” contests and a Derby Prize Pool for the two-minute race for the roses, to Mint Juleps served in copper, keep-sake cups and Woodford Reserve cocktails for sampling, guests experience an authentic Louisville-inspired Kentucky Derby party from the 19th floor rooftop bar in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Kentucky Derby festivities at mad46 begin at 4 p.m. with a red carpet on 46th street, “Millionaire’s Row,” to welcome guests. The Derby will be broadcasted live from flat panel televisions, while guests are served traditional Mint Juleps and offered samples of Woodford Reserve Featured cocktails including the Woodford Reserve Sweet Bourbon Punch. Building anticipation before the race, guests can participate in the Derby Prize Pool for a chance to win prizes from mad46, Woodford Reserve, The Roosevelt Hotel and more. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress as a “Best Dressed at the Derby” contest will take place, rewarding the “Most Polished Gentleman,” the “Most Derby Chic Lady” and the top three most stylish Derby couture hats fit for a day in Churchill Downs.