Radisson Blu has announced the completion of a US$20m renovation and conversion of the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia. The hotel marks the third Radisson Blu hotel in the US, joining the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, and the Radisson Blu Mall of America near Minneapolis.
The 301-room historic hotel’s transformation includes a redesign of all guest rooms and corridors, a new Business Class floor with a private lounge, as well as the property’s grand lobby to reflect the signature, contemporary style of Radisson Blu, while maintaining the charm and heritage of the landmark hotel.
“The expansion of the Radisson Blu brand in Philadelphia – an East Coast gateway city and an international business and cultural centre – is a key step in the expansion of the brand in the US,” says Javier Rosenberg, COO at Radisson, Americas. “For more than 86 years, The Warwick has been a symbol of distinctive hospitality, and we are thrilled to continue its legacy of excellence as a Radisson Blu.”
Radisson Blu called upon Graven Images’ Jim Hamilton to orchestrate the interior design, who also worked on the brand’s two other US hotels. For the Philadelphia property, Jim looked to create a design that speaks to the landscape, history and culture of the city, ensuring it is relevant while keeping in mind the brand’s edgy and upscale characteristics.