I stayed at the renovated Recency while on business in NYC recently. Had a great room on the 14th floor with an outdoor balcony overlooking Park Avenue. The room was great, as was the restaurant and bar, as well as the service and the staff. They really go out of their way to make you feel special and well taken care of. If you haven't tried the Regency yet, you should. I'm going back again. It's my new favorite hotel in NYC!