Famed New York City Chef Dan Silverman Returns Uptown

Silverman Named Executive Chef of the iconic and soon to be revitalized Loews Regency Hotel and its new Sant Ambroeus signature restaurant

New York, NY – (August 7, 2013) – Loews Hotels & Resorts and Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group have announced that Chef Dan Silverman, from the The Standard Grill, will be returning uptown as Executive Chef of the newly renovated Loews Regency Hotel, and it’s soon to be named signature restaurant, by renowned New York restaurateurs from the ever popular Sant Ambroeus, Casa Lever and Felice restaurants.

With its $100 million plus renovation underway, chef Silverman will oversee all aspects of culinary development at the Park Avenue hotel, including creating menus and concepts under the Sant Ambroeus umbrella, which will translate into the restaurant, bar and in-room dining.

“We are thrilled to have a chef like Dan, with such rich roots in New York City join the Sant Ambroeus family,” said Gherardo Guarducci, Sant Ambroeus Hospitality. “His talent and experience along with the loyal clientele and history of Sant Ambroeus will be the perfect combination for Loews Regency Hotel.”

Silverman was most recently Executive Chef at The Standard, High Line in New York City and their signature restaurant The Standard Grill. Prior to The Standard, High Line he was Executive Chef at famed Lever House Restaurant, under his leadership the restaurant was nominated as “Best New Restaurant” in 2004 by the James Beard Foundation and also was awarded a “Michelin Star” in 2006 & 2007. During the span of his career he has held top culinary titles at some of New York City’s most recognized restaurants including Union Square Café, Alison on Dominick Street, and Bouley Restaurant.

“Selecting the right chef is an integral part of opening or in this case re-opening a hotel,” said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that our partners at Sant Ambroeus and Dan Silverman will bring a truly unique, authentic experience to the Loews Regency Hotel.”

A graduate of Vassar College and the French Culinary Institute, Silverman has received numerous awards and accolades including “10 Best New Chefs” by Food and Wine Magazine and Gourmet’s “20 Top Tables.” He resides in Brooklyn with his family.

About Loews Regency Hotel
The iconic Loews Regency Hotel is currently closed as the property undergoes an extensive revitalization. Scheduled to reopen at the end 2013, the transformed property will feature 379 guest rooms including 54 suites; a bar and signature restaurant which will host the “Power Breakfast” by the Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group and the new flagship salon of the famed hairstylist Julien Farel which will incorporate a premiere spa. Located in the heart of Manhattan on Park Avenue, the Loews Regency Hotel has exceptional service and world-class amenities optimal for conducting business or taking advantage of the city’s best shopping, cultural experiences, and dining.

About Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group
Manhattan sophistication meets superb Milanese classics at Casa Lever, the restaurant from the family that brought you Sant Ambroeus. Modern art and timeless architecture set the stage for Italian classics, curated wines and creative cocktails. The epitome of Milanese spirit, Casa Lever is where Manhattan goes for a taste of “La Dolce Vita.” Felice is the ristorante wine bar where the energy of New York meets the charm of Tuscany. The multiple Felice locations serve the elegant wines of Fattoria Sarsi Giustiniani which embody the essence and flavors of the Italian countryside.

About Loews Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Hotel, one of Boston’s preeminent historic buildings, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. 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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