New School Meets Old School | Loews Regency New York

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.

The hotel is hot off the heels of an extensive $100 million renovation, which preserved the overall art-deco aesthetic while refreshing the hotel with mid-century modern inspired furnishings in punchy colors. 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 Catherine Medrano who has curated a menu of craft pizzas and cocktails featuring produce from Hudson Valley farms. The restaurant is also part of the Flavor of NYC 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.

Experience the ultimate in relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation at the hotel’s Julien Farel 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 to drive them 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.