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Endless Bites in the Big Apple
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Endless Bites in the Big Apple

Apple News Contributing Writer Reviews Loews Regency New York Hotel

The excitement of visiting New York City begins with the planning stages of creating an itinerary. In a city that never sleeps, and one with five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island – the planning possibilities are endless. Where to stay, eat, and play can prove overwhelming to a first-time visitor –even to repeat visitors who crave a new experience. But let’s be honest… most everyone experiencing an inaugural visit wants to begin at the top… of the Empire State Building. While buying a ticket to the top of this landmark tourist attraction is easy, the big question is… what to do next? And most important, how to get to Manhattan in the first place.

Where to stay
On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Loews Regency New York Hotel is sited on the same street as Dior, Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. Inside, a suite with French doors separates the main bedroom and living room with an undemanding pull-out sofa and two bathrooms that make it easy to bring a friend along for fun. It’s the little rewards that make a stay exciting, and in both bathrooms, televisions are embedded in the mirrors. This is the perfect hotel to stay for luxury amenities and easy lounging. Uncanny is that it feels more like someone’s home than a hotel room.

Best of all, right now and through Labor Day, the hotel is celebrating Summerfest by Loews Hotels, which welcomes family with curated offerings catering to guests of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. First things first… a toast with a “Summerfest Cocktail” to reflect the hotel’s partnership with Bruno Mars’ award-winning SelvaRey Rum. The inspiration behind this cocktail is based on its location – in proximity to Manhattan’s most iconic park. Yes, the Central Park Coolata includes coconut milk, pineapple juice, lime juice and simple syrup, garnished with sliced pineapple and a cherry on top. Mocktail options for those with wellness in mind include an Upper East Side Breeze made with lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup, garnished with a blood orange wheel and an edible flower.

A fun way to include the whole family is to participate in the hotel’s “Summerfest Cultural Safari,” a self-guided tour with stops at Central Park to catch Shakespeare in the Park, Concerts in the Parks with the New York Philharmonic, and more.

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