Jonathan Tisch and Loews Hotels & Resorts Donate Furniture to Victims of Superstorm Sandy

Furniture From the Loews Regency Hotel Goes to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to Help Recovering Superstorm Sandy Victims

Coney Island Seaside Senior Center to be a Recipient of Donated Furniture

 NEW YORK, NY (January 23, 2013) Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts will donate several items of the more than 3,600 pieces of furniture from the Loews Regency Hotel to the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island and the Seaside Senior Center, in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and U.Santini Moving & Storage, to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. The contents of the hotel have been donated to the Mayor’s Fund as the Loews Regency Hotel is temporarily closed to complete a renovation of the famed hotel. The Surfside Senior Center, sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, is a Department for the Aging Innovative Senior Center.

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island and the Seaside Senior Center were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Loews Regency Hotel donation will help replenish items including refrigerators, rugs, conference room tables and televisions that were destroyed during the storm.

“After more than three months, many families, businesses and organizations are still feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy,” said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “I’m pleased to partner with the Mayor’s Fund and U.Santini to donate these items from the Loews Regency Hotel and assist in the recovery process.”

The donation to the Seaside Senior Center is part of a larger donation from the Loews Regency Hotel of beds, couches, nightstands, televisions, conference tables, rugs and more. The City of New York will use the donated items to furnish temporary housing units for families displaced by Superstorm Sandy in October. A portion of the donation will also benefit nonprofits and small businesses in affected areas to replace what was lost in the storm.

“JCCGCI and its thousands of elderly clients ravaged by Hurricane Sandy express profound gratitude to the Mayor’s Fund and Loews Hotels & Resorts for their concern and generosity,” said Rabbi Moshe Wiener, Executive Director of JCCGCI. “It is remarkable that a distinguished corporation such as Loews proactively reached out to offer such substantive assistance at this challenging time.”

“A significant part of the City’s rebuilding effort is focused on providing the necessary support to nonprofits and service providers in the most storm-impacted communities,” said Megan Sheekey, President of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. “This donation from the Loews Regency Hotel is a testament to the private sector’s commitment to help our City and its residents come back better and stronger.”

The Loews Regency Hotel partnered with U.Santini Moving & Storage, a local family-owned business based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to move the furniture from the 20-story hotel.

About Loews Regency Hotel
Located on Park Avenue in New York City, the Loews Regency Hotel features 353 guest rooms including 86 suites. Ideal for long-term stays, the central Manhattan location is optimal for conducting business or taking advantage of the city’s best shopping, culture and dining.

About Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout NYC’s five boroughs. The Fund relies on individuals, foundations, and corporations to support public programs in areas including the environment, youth development, financial empowerment, health, volunteerism, and the arts.

About Loews Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the Loews Hollywood Hotel located adjacent to the Hollywood & Highland Center. The hotel features 632 guestrooms, including 113 suites and over 48,000-square-feet of meeting space. Located in major city centers and resort destinations in North America from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels & Resorts, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

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