A New York home for the well-heeled—the rich and powerful make this their in-town base—this Park Avenue residence offers a muted environmental of super luxe touches and textures that’s just neutral enough to welcome fantasy. But make no mistake, the Loews offers true luxury.. And in part of making this residence a repeated stay, the hotel staff is trained to provide individual service. On a swanky stretch, the mouthgate of upper Park Avenue, this stately hotel is a well-worth splurge.
With near 380 rooms, the Loews has quite a room different configurations as well as color schemes with the rooms. And by different, we mean biege to wheat, dove gray to pewter, sage to fern, slate to charcoal. Such variation. Spacious, without being overly grand, these rooms are offer marble-topped desks, shagreen drawer chest, velvet loveseats and tufted headboards. Refined furniture that’s easy on the eye. Frette linens, Stan Herman robes, turndown service, free wifi, garment pressing for post-plane wrinkles, and plenty more. And all rooms have been updated with the latest technological features.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Only down-side: check-in is at 4pm
Carrera marble and its gorgeous grey veins shape this spacious bathroom with double sinks and a standing shower or those ever-popular egg-shaped soaking tub. A comfortable and luxe bathroom, with chrome fixtures and green glass.
Regal, much like an grand hotel, the Loews lobby offers a scene. Perhaps not a raucous one found at its downtown competition, but refined dames in Chanel sipping tea or distinguished gents in Italian suits with a scotch are often found beneath the Nina Helms wall relief on the charcoal velvet settees.
Julien Farel oversees this 10,000-square-foot spa and salon, which focuses more on above the neck than down below. Fear not, body treatments and hot stones massages are on the menu in equal order alongside diamond glow facials and rejuvenating reflexology. It's also a fancy Upper East Side hair salon, so if those highlights need touching up...
Guests book the Loews specifically for its state-of-the-art gym that’s big and packed with the newest latest machines (and plenty of them), weight machines, mats and other gym equipment.
Home to the famed “power breakfast,” yes folks that concept was invented here, the Regency Bar & Grill is no longer such a morning magnate spot. It’s also leisurely lunch for a certain set of ladies who… as well as dinner for the money men whose day ends at 5. There is also a Sant Ambroeus coffee bar for the AM pick up if that power breakfast is on too high of a speed.
The Loews is closely located to the F train at 63rd, or the 4/5/6 and N/Q/R/W at 59th Street.
Listen, if you’re staying at the Loews, chances are you’re into the best of the best. Book a table at Daniel (2-minutes walk), the landmark fine dining experience from Daniel Boulud—just make sure to wear a jacket and tie. If swanky, not stuffy, is the mood, Lavo (4-minutes walk) still brings out the models and men who love them over solid Italian fare. Le Cirque (7-minutes walk), the power French spot of the 1980s, is still kicking out high-end foie gras in a flashy circus-themes setting.
Head south to 57th Street either to the Viceroy Roof or Wayfarer (both 12-minutes) for a sophisticated cocktail.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Serenity and service, in an expensive setting, are what the Loews has on offer. Isn’t that the point of staying in fancy hotels?