It’s too late to book a pet-friendly room at the Loews Regency Hotel for next month’s Super Bowl XLVIII but the Park Avenue hotel has reopened after a one-year, $100 million renovation, just in time for the big game.
Like all Loews Hotels, Loews Regency flaunts the pet-friendly brand’s Loews Loves Pets program. But Loews Hotels only loves pets to a limit. Loews Hotels limits the number of pets to two per room and in the hotel overall. I can’t think of another hotel that limits the number of pets in the hotel itself. Airlines have their limits because they are cognizant of people’s allergies. That’s understandable considering how small airplanes are. The Loews Regency Hotel features 328 apartment-styled guestrooms and 58 suites. Would it be too much to ask for the hotel to allow more than two pets at any given time? I understand the hotel doesn’t want to be overrun with pooches and felines. I’ve stayed at a couple of hotels and counted up to 20 dogs during a three-day weekend or the holidays. Not everyone loves pets.
Should your furry friend be one of the two lucky pets allowed to stay at the Loews Regency, here is what you’ll receive:
- Gourmet room-service menus for cats and dogs, prepared by the Loews Regency culinary teams
- Creature comforts like specialized bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes (and litter), pooper scoopers and more
- Helpful amenities such as dog-walking route maps, pet placemats, water bowls, treats, doggie pick-up bags and more
- Special treats like rawhide bones, catnip and scratch poles
- Pet-walking and pet-sitting services
- A welcome letter from the Managing Director
The fee is $50 per stay, which is very reasonable if your stay is more than a night. By comparison, Loews Coronado Bay Resort charges a daily fee of $25 per night.
Guest rooms at the Loews Regency 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.
Before the hotel closed, it was the place in Manhattan for power breakfasts. That is expected to return in the new The Regency Bar & Grill, which also serves lunch and dinner. The new Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa flagship opens in March 2014. Farel will also launch JF Men to serve men’s grooming needs and with two private multi-service rooms.
Loews Chicago is scheduled to open in Chicago in early 2015, marking the brand’s 19th property. Chicago and New York are two of the 75 dog-friendly destinations I feature in my upcoming National Geographic book, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel. Pre-order your copy today at Amazon.com.