In a blockbuster move earlier this year, Loews Hotels & Resorts acquired San Francisco’s poshest hotel perch, the Mandarin Oriental.
This week, Loews announced the San Francisco property as well as its slick new (ish) hotel at 61st & Park in New York City would be the first two “Loews Regency” hotels, a new brand for the company. The hotels will be named Loews Regency San Francisco and Loews Regency New York. (I bet the shiny new Loews Chicago will likely fall into this camp in short order…)
The 379-room Loews Regency New York recently underwent a lengthy $100 million renovation and re-opened late last year, so although it’s not “new from the ground up” it will certainly feel that way. The 155-room Loews Regency San Francisco will likely feel just as new since it underwent a major revamp that was unveiled three years ago. Loews plans to make updates to the lobby and other public areas, but rooms will remain the same.
Loews is a relatively small chain– only 23 properties, but it has one attribute most luxury hotels lack: Free high-speed in-room wi-fi for one and all! No strings. Nice!
I took a spin through the recently renovated Loews Boston hotel last year and was very impressed. It also recently opened a new-from-the-ground Loews Atlanta hotel in the city’s bustling midtown district. A gorgeous, brand spanking new new Loews just opened in Chicago.
Have you stayed at a Loews hotel lately? What did you think? Leave your comments below!