Loews Regency Hotel
This iconic Park Avenue hotel is located in midtown, just two blocks from Central Park, and recently underwent a facelift that cost a cool $100 million and managed to maintain the property's classic New York glamor. Inside, the high-ceilinged lobby is decorated with marble pillars and oversize armchairs, while the 379 guest rooms contain silk wallpaper, marble-top desks, and Frette linens. The Regency Bar & Grill—where the term power breakfast was coined—continueto serves contemporary American cuisine. Arrive early for a full smoked-salmon benedicts or omelettes with herb-roasted potatoes and espresso and pastries supplied by neighboring Sant Ambroeus.