The Loews Regency is the Old School New York, three-martini lunch hotel of your dreams. Credited as the birthplace of the ‘power-breakfast,’ this icon of New York City art-deco grandeur and tailored suits is buzzing with the energy of powerful businessmen and women visiting the city to discuss international affairs and important matters. The energy is palpable and the vibe is sophisticated yet understated.
After a $100 million renovation in 2013, the hotel is now outfitted with mid-century modern inspired furnishings in punchy colors that seamlessly complement its preserved art-deco aesthetic. The lobby – which is palatial – boasts gorgeous marble floors and mirrored elements making for quite the welcome. The hotel also has Signature Suites all of which have been designed by acclaimed designers such as Lauren Rottet and Nate Berkus.
The 379 guestrooms are all generous in scale and beds are sumptuously soft and fitted with Frette linens. What more can one ask for before an important power breakfast?!
The Regency Bar & Grill is reason enough to visit the hotel if you ask me! At the helm is Chef Serge Devesa who has curated a sensational menu of delicious options ranging from brunch to dinner that feature produce from Hudson Valley farms. The restaurant is also part of the Flavor by Loews Hotels program and includes gin-based cocktails made with Brooklyn Gin, petit fours made at New York City favorite Bon Vivant and dessert pastries from West Village bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery. The menu is robust and has something for everyone – we at Travel Curator highly recommend it.
Experience the ultimate in relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation at the hotel’s Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa. Our suggestion? Treat yourself to a new do – you’re in New York City, after all. The spa also knows their clientele very well and created a ‘Power Hour’ experience where guests can receive multiple treatments simultaneously. You’ll leave feeling like a million bucks and all in a New York Minute.
The Loews Regency knows how to treat their guests – a Mercedes is available upon request to drive guests anywhere in the City within 20 blocks of the hotel. Remember this perk when you’re toting shopping bags down Madison Ave.
The hotel’s location is prime and right in the heart of the Upper East Side, a neighborhood marked by iconic shopping boulevards and brownstone lined streets. Walk around the neighborhood, explore Central Park and make your way to The Frick museum which houses the private collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick.