Declared "The finest hotel in America" by the New York Times,
The St. Regis was founded by John Jacob Astor IV.
The St. Regis Butler was born to redefine personal service
and a revolutionary institution began.
His passion for new technology revolutionized the institution
with telephones in every room, a fire alarm system,
central heating and an air-cooling system that allowed
each guest to control the temperature of his room.