A symbol of class and sophistication, the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Ave has transcended the delicate balancing act of preserving its charms and adding 21st-century amenities. There is a certain allure to being a tourist in your own city — exploring every hidden gem and grand adventure New York has to offer while having the peace of mind of being just a train ride home. Central to Museum Mile, Madison Avenue shopping, Broadway, or even for just a stroll in Central Park, this glittering art-deco jewel of the Upper East Side is the perfect headquarters to achieve all of that.
Beyond its well-earned reputation for opulence, the storied hotel recently refreshed its 321 guestrooms and 58 suites with a sleek, modern look that places a focus on stellar city views (literally, the Atrium Suite has glass-ceiling skylights for perfect star- and people-gazing). Amenities included in the rooms are as lush as the rooms themselves: Stan Herman bathrobes, anti-aging hair-care and body products by Julien Farel (the salon is in the hotel, if you’re looking for an express sophisticated mani), daily newspaper deliveries, and complimentary shoeshines for stepping out on the town.
Grab the gang and head down to the hotel’s Regency Bar & Grill, where the term “power breakfast” was coined when, during the ‘70s financial crisis, hotel founder Bob Tisch invited the city’s business and political leaders to nosh before the workday began. While you and your family won’t be brainstorming how to fix the stock market, your decisions will be just as important — what do you order from such a curated and decadent menu? Welcoming banquets beckon you to indulge in jumbo lump crab cakes, cavatelli in a lamb ragu, or a tender flatiron steak, all while being offered the warmest service on any side of the city.
If the apprehension of bringing your children to a fancy hotel is overwhelming, let’s assuage those fears a bit: Loews Loves Families (no, seriously, it’s the name of the program). The legacy program includes refined kid-friendly food and beverage options catering to adventurous eaters of all ages, as well as partnerships with Little Spoon, the largest direct-to-consumer kids’ food brand in the US (crafting baby, toddler, and big-kid food with organic high-quality ingredients). For an itinerary that won’t elicit groans from your kiddos, the hotel concierge facilitates expansive discovery opportunities for travelers of all generations — including opportunities to see the sea lion feedings at the Central Park Zoo — ushering kids into a line of thinking that travel can be educational and fun at the same time. Babies and toddlers are treated to their own amenity kits by Hello Bello, the plant-based baby-product brand designed by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard to make bed and bath time a breeze (and your luggage a little lighter).
A weekend away for the adults (with a swanky drink or two) paired with endless adventure for the kids…you’ll be finding excuses to delay that train ride back north.