Loews Regency Hotel undergoes $100M renovation, eyes January 2014 reopening

Loews Hotels & ResortsLoews Regency Hotel in New York is slated to reopen on Jan. 16, 2014 following a $100-million renovation.

Upon the completion of the renovation, the hotel will have a new restaurant, salon and spa. The redesign of the 379-room hotel represents the vision of Jonathan Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts, and will include luxury guestrooms, 58 suites and four new private meeting spaces.

Located near Central Park, Madison Avenue and Museum Mile, Loews Regency Hotel opened in 1963. The renovation is looking at blending modern design with classic style, and the building's 24-foot high ceiling is eyed to provide a grand entrance for guests' arrival, while the lobby will bring New York's Midtown vibe to life.

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Loews Regency will also have a new restaurant and dining concept managed by New York restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli of the Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group. Together with executive chef Dan Silverman, they will oversee a menu with an emphasis on modern interpretations of classic dishes that combine local New York produce with international flavors and palates.

Celebrity hairstylist Julien Farel will debut a 10,000-square-foot beauty flagship complete with salon, spa and fitness at Loews Regency. The Julien Farel Salon will have 30 custom-designed stations and private rooms for VIP clients. The Julien Farel Anti-Aging Spa will have derm-focused services. Adjacent to the Regency Power Breakfast, Julien Farel will launch JF Men, which will cater to men's grooming needs.

The 1,700-square-foot fitness facility will have new equipment. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day for all hotel guests, and a private health assessment or personal trainer can be arranged through the hotel concierge.

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Tisch joined Loews Hotels & Co in June 2017 from Loews Corp., where he was a VP.