Philadelphia, PA (November 20, 2014)— Located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square District, the Radisson Blu has provided a modern anchor to downtown Philadelphia.
Currently on schedule with completing their $20 million renovation and conversion of the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, the hotel is a great starting point for any quick getaway from Washington, DC. Just about a two and a half hour car trip up to Philadelphia.
Off the block from the fashionable Walnut Street, around the corner of the people gazing Rittenhouse Square, just a twenty minute walk to the Barnes Foundation Gallery, and about a ten minute walk to City Hall, the Radisson Blu serves as a perfect hub for a fun weekend stay.
Upon entering, you’ll witness the stylish modern appeal of Graven Images’ Jim Hamilton interior design. Pendant lighting, Ro chairs from Fritz Hansen, and extra-large sofas upholstered in Missoni fabrics give a nod to the modern while two restored fireplaces take you back into time. Walls can talk in this lobby as it expresses a conversation between two brothers about the city of “brotherly love.” The lobby feels transient, but please do take the time to appreciate the fine modern European details.
Rooms are uniquely sized, so not all rooms are standard, per se. The renovation update maximizes the room’s utility with light walls and deep-stained wood furniture. Some rooms have a punch of orange, so it feels fresh and bright. Bathrooms might be on the smaller size, but comfortable enough for a single traveler. Sheets are pristine white, and towels are well supplied.
If you can, upgrade yourself to Business Class. You’ll get early check-in, turn down service, and access to the lounge on the 11th floor. There, they have a hot breakfast with fresh fruits, coffee and juices to get you started. Come back in the evening for cocktails, wine and light bites.
The Prime Rib is downstairs along with the lobby bar and restaurant Tavern 17 (Click here for my review of the Prime Rib). There is coffee shop and a surprisingly large 2,000 square feet gym, so pack for a great workout.
There is 17,000 square feet of event space which is also in the process of being renovated. Expect a finish date of Spring 2015.
There are a few hotels in the area, but this is the one that rolls out the Blu carpet for you when you visit Philly, helping you feel comfortable and appreciated from check-in to check-out.
More About the Hotel
Warwick Hotel is 86 years old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a Green Key Eco-Rating Program with a 4 Green Key rating. There are 189 Superior Rooms, 31 Executive Rooms and 46 Deluxe Rooms.
Business Class By Radisson, a brand service developed to provide guests upgraded amenities and services including early check-in, upgraded bathroom amenities, turn-down service and access to the Business Class lounge, serving complimentary breakfast and evening refreshments.
Rooms begin at about $119 a night. For more information and reservations, please go to: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-philadelphia.