Loews Hotels & Resorts Gets International Travelers Swaying to Rhythms of the South

Loews Hotels & Resorts Gets International Travelers Swaying to Rhythms of the South

Southern-inspired packages parallel CVB, Brand USA campaign to offer easy American South travel to global guests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 2, 2014) – As the popularity of travel to the American South grows internationally, Loews Hotels & Resorts is making it easy for visitors from around the globe to get an authentic Southern experience with the new Rhythms of the South packages available at Loews Atlanta Hotel, Loews New Orleans Hotel and Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

The hotel packages combine the best of local sounds, tastes and cultural experiences, paralleling the Rhythms of the South marketing campaign created by the Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans convention and visitors bureaus to promote Southern cities to international visitors. This year, the 17-year-old campaign received a boost by partnering with Brand USA to bring the growing interest in Southern tourism to more travelers around the world.

“As the destination marketing organization for the United States, Brand USA has the luxury of promoting the endless possibilities international visitors have to explore the United States,” said Christopher Thompson, president and CEO for Brand USA. “Thanks to strong partnerships with such internationally recognized brands as Loews Hotels & Resorts we are able to share the Rhythms of the South packages—taking international travelers beyond the gateway cities and off the beaten path to explore the quintessential American experience.”

Guests who book Rhythms of the South receive a two-night stay, complimentary cocktails highlighting local flavors and spirits, complimentary access to popular music venues and local concerts, admission to must-see arts, culture or culinary attractions in each destination, plus complimentary parking and an arrival amenity featuring locally-made and locally-inspired items. Packages can be purchased individually or collectively to create a complete week of Southern experiences.

“Domestic tourists are well aware of all we have to offer in the South and are traveling here in record numbers, but amongst international travelers the buzz about the South is really just starting to pick up steam,” said Chris Cawley, Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We wanted to create an experience that offered ease, luxury and the genuine hospitality that’s synonymous with the South in three of our top destinations, while enabling international visitors to really soak in all the region has to offer through food and beverage, music and culture.”

Though the packages share common themes, each is uniquely local to the destination. In addition to the two-night stay, complimentary parking and arrival amenity at each, visitors who book the Loews Atlanta Hotel receive:

  • Two Georgia peach cocktails in Bar Eleven
  • Two tickets to the World of Coca-Cola tour
  • Two tickets to the High Museum of Art

Visitors who book the Loews New Orleans Hotel receive:

  • Two Sazerac cocktails in Swizzle Stick Bar
  • Gift card for two at Snug Harbor on Frenchman Street for live music
  • Gift card for two at choice of Commander’s Palace or Arnaud’s for jazz brunch

Visitors who book the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville receive:

  • Two Tennessee whiskey cocktails in Mason Bar
  • Admission for two to Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Two tickets to the Grand Ole Opry or Ryman Auditorium

For more information about the Rhythms of the South packages and to book reservations, visit http://www.loewshotels.com.

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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Loews Atlanta Hotel

Located in the vibrant Midtown district of Atlanta, Loews Atlanta Hotel boasts 414 supremely comfortable guest rooms, including 44 suites featuring panoramic views and luxurious amenities, plus more than 40,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests can enjoy a full range of spa services, fitness equipment and classes, and other wellness services at the luxurious Exhale Spa & Fitness Center, and contemporary Southern cuisine and well-crafted libations at Restaurant Eleven and Bar Eleven. Just a short, tree-lined walk to some of the city’s most popular locales and within minutes of Atlanta’s leading cultural centers, attractions and landmarks, Loews Atlanta Hotel delivers a superior guest experience in one of the country’s most dynamic cities.

Loews New Orleans Hotel

Situated adjacent to New Orleans’ Arts District, the 285-room Loews New Orleans Hotel features sweeping views of the Mississippi River or New Orleans skyline. Honored as a AAA Four Diamond Hotel for 10 consecutive years, our personalized service and beautifully appointed guestrooms provide an unpretentious yet luxurious experience, while Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar (operated by the Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants) offers award-winning local cuisine in a relaxed setting, embodying the essence of the Crescent City.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Located in Nashville’s exclusive Midtown, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel offers a contemporary yet comfortable escape in the heart of Music City. Renovated in 2013, the hotel features 340 rooms, including 14 well-appointed suites, and modern, tech-savvy gathering spaces to do business or casually mix and mingle. Our Southern brasserie-style restaurant, Mason’s, offers traditional Southern dishes with a French twist, while our rustic, public house-style bar, Mason Bar, serves local beers, wines and spirits in a casual cool setting. Just one mile from the famous Music Row and within walking distance of Vanderbilt University, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel boasts an ideal location to experience one of the country’s most popular destinations.

Brand USA

Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination and communicating U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures. Established by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010, the organization’s mission is to increase international visitation to the United States while working in partnership with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel. These benefits include creating jobs essential to the economy and fostering understanding between people and cultures.

For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit www.TheBrandUSA.com. For information about travel to and around the United States, please visit Brand USA’s consumer website at www.DiscoverAmerica.com.

 

Now Open: Loews Regency Hotel Welcomes Guests Home

Iconic Flagship Hotel is Reimagined with a Spectacular Lobby, Luxury Guestrooms, and new Restaurant and Café

NEW YORK (January 14, 2014) – Loews Regency Hotel, the landmark hotel in Midtown Manhattan, steps away from Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Museum Mile, welcomes guests back to the beloved New York institution following a year-long $100 million transformation. The redesign of the 379-room hotel represents the dynamic vision of Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts. The hotel features 328 apartment-styled guestrooms and 58 suites boasting crisp lines and a fresh aesthetic, four private meeting spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and introduces The Regency Bar & Grill serving lunch, dinner and the highly anticipated return of the Power Breakfast. The new Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa flagship will complete the guest experience, once it opens in March 2014. The enhancements continue to evoke the spirit and traditions of the hotel’s storied past while offering guests contemporary luxury benefits and amenities, all from an unparalleled Park Avenue address.

“For more than 50 years, Loews Regency has captured the hearts of guests from around the world through distinctly personalized attention to individuals,” says Jim McPartlin, Managing Director, Loews Regency Hotel. “By partnering with the city’s finest talents and experts, we’ve put the best of New York City at our guests’ fingertips, so that we can continue offering the sophisticated urban traveler an unmatched New York experience.”

New York City’s most talented design minds, including Rottet Studio, Meyer Davis Studio Inc, and Jonathan Nehmer + Associates were selected by Jonathan Tisch for the re-design of the hotel. Blending modern design with clean and classic style, the expansive 24-foot high ceiling provides a grand entrance to the lobby that invites and energizes guests, bringing New York’s unmistakable Midtown vibe to life. A bar just off the lobby and in the forefront of The Regency Bar & Grill is the perfect place to watch the hustle and bustle of Park Avenue, while alluring seating and décor of the Lobby Lounge is an inviting respite to relax and mingle with other guests and visitors. The serene lobby designed by Rottet Studio offers a grand marble entrance with bespoke finishes and an urban sophisticated neutral palette. The Lobby Lounge area with rich velvet sofas, complete with power and hardline internet outlets, sits under a breathtaking art installation by Brooklyn-based artist Nina Helms called Brise de printemps (spring breeze).

Loews Regency’s guestrooms, also designed by Rottet Studio, offer a fresh aesthetic combined with luxury, comfort and style. Guest rooms feature Frette linens and bathrobes, smart televisions and complimentary high-speed internet access. Additionally, Loews Regency will debut six signature suites in spring 2014. Ranging in size from 700 square feet to 1,550 square feet, the suites will each feature their own design concept and unparalleled views over Park Avenue and 61st Street.

The Regency Bar & Grill The Regency Bar & Grill is a new restaurant and dining concept managed by famed New York restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli of the Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group, and helmed by culinary heavy-hitter Executive Chef Dan Silverman, whose resume includes The Standard Grill and Union Square Cafe. Together Sant Ambroeus and Executive Chef Silverman will oversee the menu with an emphasis on market-fresh ingredients and modern interpretations of classic dishes that combine local New York produce with international flavors. Combining the old and the new, the hotel’s signature restaurant will reclaim its place as the pinnacle for the New York ‘Power Breakfast,’ having introduced the concept in 1975. Designed by Meyer Davis Studio Inc. the restaurant encompasses a 135-seat dining room and a 32-seat full-service bar and lounge.

Sant Ambroeus at The Regency is a Milanese style coffee bar that brings the special brand of Sant Ambroeus coffee culture to life within a pristine, jewel box atmosphere. With a separate entrance on 61st Street, the stand-alone, take-out concept offers signature pastries, sandwiches and coffee, and is the perfect destination for hotel guests, local residents and business people looking for a daily boost while en route to the many local upscale offices.

The Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa
In March 2014, ‘Power Hairstylist’ Julien Farel is bringing ‘Power Beauty’ to Loews Regency Hotel. This new beauty destination and fitness center features 10,000-square-feet complete with 32 custom-designed hair stations, eight spa treatment rooms and private suites for VIP clients.

This revolutionary beauty flagship will cater to the ultimate New Yorker and international travel set in this prime location, embracing a multi-disciplinary approach to Anti-Aging – literally, head-to-toe, that will offer the best of hairdressing, aesthetics, dermatology, and fitness under one glorious roof.

To meet the demands of morning warriors, the Salon & Spa will open at 7am by appointment. The ‘power’ behind ‘Power Beauty’ is versatile in scope and can stem from Anti-Aging efficacy like the ‘Power Facial” or the ability to be performed quickly and simultaneously like the ‘Power Hour’ which includes a blowout, manicure and pedicure services all within one hour. On the ground floor, conveniently close to the legendary Power Breakfast, Julien Farel will launch JF Men, which will cater to every man’s grooming needs, complete with two private multi-service rooms. The 1,700-square-foot fitness center will feature cutting edge cardiovascular and strengthening equipment and a medley of spin bikes and elliptical machines. The fitness center will be available 24 hours a day for all hotel guests and appointments for private health assessments, personal trainers and nutrition can be arranged through the hotel concierge.

About Loews Regency Hotel
The iconic Loews Regency Hotel reopens on January 16, 2014 following an extensive revitalization. The transformed property will feature 379 guest rooms including 58 suites; The Regency Bar & Grill, 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 premier spa. Located in the heart of Manhattan on Park Avenue, Loews Regency has exceptional service and world-class amenities optimal for conducting business or taking advantage of the city’s best shopping, cultural experiences, and dining. For reservations or more information about Loews Regency, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

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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Loews Boston Hotel Begins Luxury Mult-Million Dollar Renovation

Luxury Boston hotel reinvents former police headquarters building with an eye on style, community, and service

BOSTON (January, 27, 2014) – Just 10 months after entering the Boston hotel market, Loews Boston Hotel – located in the historic Boston Police Headquarters building at 350 Stuart Street – is embarking on a full-scale ten million dollar renovation to the stately property that is ideally situated between three of Boston’s hottest neighborhoods: the South End, the Theater District and the Back Bay. When completed, guests to Boston can expect a stylish hotel experience that reflects the Loews commitment to personalized comfort, the warmth of home and modern design that reflects a true sense of place. Renovations will encompass the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, the entrance lobby, 6 meeting rooms and a newly branded and reimagined restaurant and bar.

“Loews Boston Hotel will mirror Boston’s best qualities and pay homage to the unique history of the Boston Police Headquarters building. The sophisticated city style of Boston, paired with neighborhood comfort and a strong sense of community will be reflected throughout the hotel’s service to our guests,” said John Maibach, Loews Boston Hotel General Manager. “The original building is an amazing canvas from which to start and we are eager to introduce our guests to an inspiring hotel experience that offers a higher standard in boutique service and an unforgettable dining experience.”

The new Loews Boston Hotel will feature:

• 225 guestrooms and three suites renovated with distinctive wall coverings, hounds tooth fabric furnishings, signature Loews linens and the connectivity a traveler needs
• Meeting rooms that pay homage to heroic officers in the Boston Police Department
• A warm, inviting American restaurant with cuisine that blends fine French culinary techniques with the best from New England farms
• 6 meetings rooms including a new mini-ballroom with vaulted ceilings that can accommodate 100 people.
• A bar with classic cocktails, friendly bartenders who are the best at their trade in a setting of leather chairs, poker tables and piano entertainment
• Thoughtful, prescient service provided by a team of hospitality experts

During renovations, Loews Boston Hotel is offering guests a nightly reception featuring their chef’s selection of complimentary appetizers and bar specials at reasonable prices from 6-8 pm. The hotel has also arranged discounts with neighboring restaurants Back Bay Harry’s, Tico, Post 390, and Red Lantern.

A complete transformation of the guestrooms and dining spaces will begin January 2014, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2014. The guestroom design, inspired by a fine-tailored suit, will feature sumptuous hounds tooth, grey flannel and herringbone fabrics in a sleek design with every amenity for today’s traveler including the latest technology, complimentary Wi-Fi and plenty of work and relaxation space.

The newly designed and rebranded restaurant will serve local residents and neighbors as well as hotel guests as the local gathering spot. The new restaurant will debut this spring, and will reflect the best of New England farms as interpreted by a renowned French chef, as well as a cozy bar serving classic cocktails and a menu of great American standards. To learn more about the Loews Boston Hotel, visit their website at http://www.loewshotels.com/boston-hotel

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About Loews Boston Hotel
Located at the nexus of three of Boston’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the Loews Boston Hotel offers 197 guest rooms and suites in a restored city landmark that once was home to the Boston Police Headquarters when it was built in 1925. Superbly positioned at 350 Stuart Street, the Loews Boston Hotel is just one block from the South End’s electric art galleries and restaurants, the city’s lively Theater District and the exceptional shopping and dining of Back Bay’s Newbury Street. The Hynes Convention Center and Boston’s downtown financial district are also in walking distance.

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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 mayor 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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LOEWS DON CESAR HOTEL EMBRACES THE HOLIDAYS WITH EVENTS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY

 

ST. PETE BEACH, FL (Dec. 4, 2013) – Remember when you were a child (or adult) and dreamed of what it would be like to be a part of The Don CeSar holiday tradition? Now is your chance. The iconic “Pink Palace” on St. Pete Beach will embrace the spirit of the holidays this season with themed events and activities for people of all ages.

 Cheerfully, General Manager Stephen Cummings remarked, ‘The holidays are synonymous with family, friends and good spirits! We have so much to be grateful for here at Loews Don CeSar, we want to share our good fortune with the community and our neighbors. We hope everyone will come out to our iconic home and enjoy what we feel the holidays are all about – giving back and spending time together!”

 It all starts with live holiday entertainment in The Loews Don Cesar Lobby. Through a new partnership with the St. Petersburg Opera Company (SPO), and Maestro Mark Sforzini, the organization will be part of two live holiday performances.

The first will be Sunday, December 15 from 5-6 p.m. with Soprano Susie Hellman and Baritone Todd Donovan, both stars of the upcoming opera Susannah. The second event will be from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18 when the SPO “Operators” dazzle guests with a cappella harmony in the style of barbershop quartets, but with the elegance and vocal quality of opera. Both SPO musical engagements are FREE and open to the public.  Self-parking is complimentary.

After the shows, guests can explore the new St. Petersburg Opera Company Tasting Menu in the award winning Maritana Grille. Developed by Chef de Cuisine Gavin Pera, the menu is inspired by the upcoming “Seasonal Sparkle” holiday musical celebration. The four-course menu is specially priced at $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The special menu runs from December 15-22, 2013.

For sand and sun lovers, join the team at Loews Don CeSar as they partner with Sanding Ovations in creating a Holiday ornament sand sculpture right on the beach behind the Pink Palace. This 25 foot long sculpture will be available for the community to decorate with items indigenous to the beaches of St. Pete starting December 18. Be sure to bring your own personal item to place on the ornament to leave your special touch!

On Saturday, December 21 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. join The Don outdoors at Sunsets’ Pavilion to celebrate the Winter Solstice, which marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the “birth of the unconquered sun.” Festivities include live entertainment, unique, fun and holiday themed food samples – including s’mores on the beach – and a chance to stroll the grounds of Loews Don CeSar and enjoy the thousands of lights, decorations and our lighthearted upside down Christmas Tree. Winter Solstice is also FREE to the community, including complimentary self-parking.

And, while Santa will be busy getting ready to deliver gifts to all the good children of the world, Mrs. Claus will be reading traditional Christmas tales on Christmas Eve from 3-5 p.m. Complete with milk and cookies. Families are all welcome to make the evening a special night to remember.

Lastly, for those individuals who just can’t grasp the talent of gift-wrapping, Loews elves will be available at all events to provide complimentary wrapping services during “Wrappy Hours” at all official Loews Don CeSar Hotel events. Donations are welcome and will be given to DonorsChoose.org.

For further information on holiday programs, including our many Christmas Day dining functions and our “Casino Royale” themed New Year’s Eve party, at Loews Don CeSar Hotel call 727-363-5077 or visit www.loewshotels.com/doncesar. The Loews Don CeSar Hotel is located at 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

 

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About Loews Don CeSar Hotel

Once a playground for distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Loews Don CeSar Hotel continues to charm and impress guests today with service preserved from the Great Gatsby era of pampering. Renovated guestrooms, refreshed public spaces, sugar-sand beaches, Spa Oceana, poolside activities and award-winning dining await visitors who return season after season. Blending European grandeur, seaside elegance and sweet sunsets with the enchantment of yesteryear, the romantic legend exemplifies the grandness of America’s traditional beach resorts and is the only historic hotel on Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more information, visit www.loewshotels.com or call 727-360-1881.

 

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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Loews Hotels & Resorts Introduces Young Foodies to Haute Cuisine

New Precocious Plates Menu Dishes Up Kid-Sized Portions with Adult-Sized Flavor

New York, New York (September 16, 2013) – Adventurous young foodies can now dig into the new Precocious Plates menu offered at signature restaurants across the Loews Hotels & Resorts brand. Designed with adventurous eaters in mind (ages 12 and under), the new program at Maritana Grille (Loews Don CeSar ), Café Adelaide (Loews New Orleans) and Ocean & Vine (Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel) is the perfect solution for young culinarians who want to experience new dishes, but in a kid-friendly portion.

“Loews Hotels is continuously looking for ways to appeal to all of our customers, whether they are 5 or 50 years-old, with cuisine that’s relevant, distinct and approachable,” said Mark Weiss, Senior Vice President of Food Beverage. “Precocious Plates is designed to extract great flavors from simple, delicious dishes and gives children the opportunity to have the same elevated dining experience as their parents.”

The Precocious Plates menus offer half portions of participating restaurants’ most popular dishes, creating food experiences for kids similar to their foodie parents. Favorite dishes include; Kobe Short Rib at Maritana Grille, Shrimp and Grits at Café Adelaide and the Tarragon Tiger Shrimp with Lobster Risotto at Ocean & Vine.

“Typically kids’ menus cater to picky eaters and cover basics like chicken fingers and hamburgers, but kids with a healthy appetite and an adventurous palate shouldn’t have to feel left out,” said Executive Chef Keith Roberts at Ocean & Vine. “This is our solution.”

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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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Loews Don CeSar Hotel
Once a playground for distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Loews Don CeSar Hotel continues to charm and impress guests today with service preserved from the Great Gatsby era of pampering. Renovated guestrooms, refreshed public spaces, sugar-sand beaches, Spa Oceana, poolside activities and award-winning dining await visitors who return season after season. Blending European grandeur, seaside elegance and sweet sunsets with the enchantment of yesteryear, the romantic legend exemplifies the grandness of America’s traditional beach resorts and is the only historic hotel on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Loews New Orleans Hotel
Situated adjacent to New Orleans’ Arts District, the 285-room Loews New Orleans Hotel features sweeping views of the Mississippi River or New Orleans skyline. Personalized service and beautifully appointed guestrooms provide an unpretentious Four-diamond and MORE experience, while Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar (operated by the Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants) offers award-winning local cuisine in a relaxed setting, embodying the essence of the Crescent City.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated beachfront hotels. A recent façade renovation includes new glass balconies on all 342 guestrooms and suites that boast crystal-clear views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu. An oceanfront pool deck with oversized loungers, an award-winning spa, two restaurants and lounges and immediate proximity to the iconic Santa Monica Pier and other premier attractions encourage visitors to savor their stay, whether visiting on business or pleasure.

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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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Loews Hotels & Resorts and Iron Chef Jose Garces Announce Plans to Open Restaurant at Loews Madison Hotel

WASHINGTON, DC—Award-winning chef and Iron Chef America star, Jose Garces, will be opening an Argentinean steakhouse inside the Loews Madison Hotel in early 2014.

After recently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, Loews Madison Hotel is excited to be home to the future restaurant of renowned chef Garces. Since opening his first restaurant, Amada in 2005, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as one of the nation’s leading chefs and restaurateurs. Today, he is the owner and operator of more than a dozen restaurants in five cities. He is the 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” award and one of only a few chefs in the country to hold the coveted title of Iron Chef.

The Loews Madison Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC at 1177 Fifteenth St. NW Washington, DC 20005. For more information, please visit: http://www.loewshotels.com/Madison-Hotel.

PostScript, located in the hotel’s lobby, will now be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Loews Madison Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., the Loews Madison Hotel offers guests the respite of a classic country house hotel located within the capital’s vibrant cityscape. Just steps away from the White House and other historic landmarks, the Loews Madison Hotel is the gateway to all things Washington. The hotel’s 356 well-appointed guestrooms include nine suites that balance efficiency and elegance and are equipped with contemporary amenities for elevated comfort. The hotel’s Jefferson Suite was recently listed on the top 101 Suites in the World in Elite Traveler. For more information, please call (202) 862-1600 or visit us at: www.loewshotels.com.

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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Garces Group
James Beard Award-winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces founded Garces Group, which operates over a dozen restaurants in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Scottsdale, AZ; Palm Springs, CA and Atlantic City, NJ. The Garces Group’s award-winning concepts range from authentic Andalusian tapas and modern Mexican street food to European bistro fare and artisanal American food and drink, including Amada, Distrito, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Distrito Taco Truck, Yuboka, El Jefe, Mercat a la Planxa in collaboration with Sage Restaurant Group, as well as a full service event planning division, Garces Catering. For more information about Chef Jose Garces or his restaurants, please visit www.garcesgroup.com and follow them on Twitter: @garcesgroup and @chefjosegarces.

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