The Loews Regency Hotel Announces Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group As Partner for Hotel’s Two New Restaurants

Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group to open two new restaurants in the historic NYC hotel, which will re-open its doors after its first-ever full renovation in the Fall of 2013

New York, NY – (January 30, 2013) – The Loews Regency Hotel announced today a partnership with Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group to open and manage two new restaurants in the Loews Regency Hotel when it reopens in the fall of 2013. Restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli, owners of the celebrated restaurants Sant Ambroeus, Casa Lever and Felice, will open an Italian grill concept in the hotel’s new flagship restaurant, which will also serve as the home for the famed Power Breakfast. In addition, they will operate the hotel’s bar and lounge, located in the lobby. Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group will bring its celebrated Sant Ambroeus brand of coffee culture to the hotel, opening a second entrance on 61st street for neighborhood residents and hotel guests.

“As the Loews Regency Hotel evolves, our partners will play an integral role in continuing the renowned hospitality we are known for,” said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “The selection of Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group further demonstrates our commitment to authenticity and excellence.”

The partnership comes in part of the Loews Regency’s first-ever full renovation. Jonathan Tisch, has been instrumental in every phase of the hotel’s renovation and chose to partner with Guarducci and Pauli to serve a contemporary clientele at the Loews Regency while appealing to its loyal guests and diners. The relationship falls in line with Tisch’s plans to evolve the hotel while still remaining true to the history and reputation of the property.

“We are proud to celebrate 30 years of Sant Ambroeus in New York City,” said Gherardo Guarducci of Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group. “This alliance is a unique way to partner our iconic brands and our loyal clientele with the history of the Loews Regency Hotel.”
“Gherardo and I are looking forward to working with Jon and becoming part of the Loews Regency family,” said Dimitri Pauli of Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group.
In the coming months, the hotel will announce additional partners leading up to its reopening. This marks the first time the hotel has temporarily closed its doors in its history. During the renovation, the Loews Regency’s Power Breakfast is being hosted temporarily at Park Avenue Winter.

About Loews Regency Hotel
Located on Park Avenue in New York City, the Loews Regency Hotel features 353 guest rooms including 86 suites. Ideal for long-term stays, the central Manhattan location is optimal for conducting business or taking advantage of the city’s best shopping, culture 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 Ambrœus. 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 new Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary DC landmarks. The hotel features 356 guestrooms, more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, the Federalist restaurant and the PostScript lounge. 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:

SOURCE: Loews Hotels