Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, a leading hospitality group based in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium that operates more than 1,300 hotels globally, announced a $17 million renovation that will rebrand the historic Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel into a Radisson Blu signature hotel.
Located in Philadelphia’s classy Rittenhouse Square district, the 87-year-old facility will remain open throughout the conversion. By the end of summer 2013 the new Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia will offer upgraded guestrooms and corridors, and a redesigned grand lobby that will reflect Radisson Blu’s style.
The 301-room hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; it has been recognized by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program with a 4 Green Key rating and was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on its outstanding reviews from travelers. The hotel includes four suites, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, 17,000 square feet of event space and three dining venues.
“The expansion of the Radisson Blu brand to Philadelphia, an international business and cultural center, is a key step in our Ambition 2015 strategy,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Radisson, Americas, in a press statement.
Ambition 2015 is a $1.5 billion program that aims to grow the company’s hotel portfolio by at least 50 percent to reach at least 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. The investment program also focuses on positioning Radisson and Radisson Blu in North America as powerful, globally consistent, first class brands. Operated by the Carlson Hotel Group, Radisson Blu is an upscale hotel brand with 272 flagship properties and 86 under development around the world.
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