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New York’s Famed Loews Regency Hotel Set to Reopen on Jan. 16

Hotel & Resort Claudette Covey October 07, 2013

New York’s Famed Loews Regency Hotel Set to Reopen on Jan. 16

The 379-room Loews Regency Hotel in New York, home to the famed “power breakfasts” of top lawyers and investment bankers, is about to complete $100 million renovation.

The hotel, which welcomed its first guests in 1963, is currently closed, but will reopen on Jan. 16. The renovation includes a new restaurant, spa and fitness center, and four new meeting spaces. In addition, all guestrooms and 58 suites have also been remodeled.

“We are thrilled to reopen this New York institution and greatly look forward to welcoming our guests back to the Loews Regency in January,” said Jim McPartlin, managing director of the Loews Regency. “Visitors in town for both business and leisure want to stay in Midtown Manhattan, and the hotel’s comprehensive re- imagination puts everything at our guests’ fingertips”

The new restaurant will be managed by the Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group’s Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli and Executive Chef Dan Silverman, formerly of The Standard Grill. The restaurant also will serve as the location for the property’s well-known “power breakfast,” which made its debut in 1975.

Julien Farel, the celebrity hairstylist, is charged with opening the spa, which will include a salon and fitness center, and also feature JF Men, a salon for men. The 24-hour fitness facility will feature cardiovascular and strengthening equipment, spin bikes and elliptical machines. Personal trainers will be available.