Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s conversion of the Radisson Plaza-Warwick to Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia is on track to be completed this fall.
The historic hotel, which opened in 1926 and is located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square district of the city, has remained open throughout the $17 million renovation, which began in February 2013.
The goal of the renovation was to maintain the charm and heritage of the landmark property while infusing it with Radisson Blu’s signature iconic and contemporary style. The project included redesigning the hotel’s 301 guestrooms and corridors as well as its suites and concierge lounge. This August work will begin on the lobby, the final phase of the renovation.
In addition, the hotel has 17,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 10 event rooms and a ballroom with 17-ft. arched ceilings. Groups ranging in size from 10 to 400 can be accommodated. It also houses a 2,000-sq.-ft. fitness center and three dining venues.
“For more than 86 years, The Warwick has been a symbol of distinctive hospitality, and as an owned and managed hotel, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is thrilled to continue its legacy of excellence as a Radisson Blu,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Radisson, Americas.
The rebranding of the hotel marks the fourth Radisson Blue property in the Americas and is part of Carlson Rezidor’s Ambition 2015 growth strategy—a $1.5 billion investment program focused on positioning Radisson in North America as “a powerful, globally consistent, first-class brand.”