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New York City’s Loews Regency Hotel

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Sep 1, 2016
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Arrival/Check-In: Loews Regency Hotel is an iconic New York City hotel — credited with the development of the “power breakfast” concept — with an enviable Park Avenue location. I was eager to experience the property for myself on an overnight visit earlier this year. I was not disappointed. I arrived late afternoon and was pleased with my quick, efficient check-in, as I was heading out for an evening event and needed to change.

Guest Quarters: Fresh from an extensive renovation, the hotel’s 379 guestrooms boast a gray, lavender and mineral green color scheme and feature high-end amenities, including Frette linens and marble desks. For the tech-savvy traveler, each guestroom is outfitted with smart televisions, complimentary WiFi, an iHome clock/radio and plenty of outlets.

My luxury king room offered generous space, especially for New York City. The bathroom, situated to the left upon entering, had a walk-in shower and Julien Farel amenities. Each bathroom in each hotel guestroom features a built-in television in the mirror — a touch I appreciated as I watched the morning news while doing my hair.

The true star of the guestroom was, for me, the king-sized bed, flanked by two nightstands. It was beyond comfortable, and I pulled myself out of it begrudgingly in the morning.

Business travelers will particularly appreciate a few of these Loews Signature Amenities: complimentary shoe shine, discounted pressing of two garments upon arrival, and access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines via PressReader in the Loews Hotels mobile app.

Services/Amenities: Given my short, one-night stay, I did not have time to enjoy all of the hotel’s services and amenities. I did visit the 24-hour fitness center for a morning workout and was impressed with the facility. Rather than having a power breakfast, I visited Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar for a to-go yogurt and coffee. The on-site Regency Bar & Grill boasts the sustainable culinary creations of Executive Chef Catherine Medrano.

A Mercedes S550 house car drops guests within a 20-block radius on a first-come basis, and the hotel is pet-friendly. Meeting and event space and the Julien Farel Salon & Day Spa round out the hotel’s myriad offerings.

The Experience: From beginning to end, my experience at Loews Regency New York was flawless.

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Loews Regency New York

540 Park Ave. and 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
tel 212 759 4100
loewshotels.com

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