by Michael J. Shapiro | November 21, 2013
The 301-room Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, has completed its $20 million renovation and conversion to the Radisson Blu flag, the lodging brand announced Thursday. The former Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square district, is now the third Radisson Blu property in the United States, following the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, and the Radisson Blu Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn. All of the Philadelphia property's guest rooms and corridors were redesigned, a business-class floor with a private lounge was added, and the grand lobby was completely made over to reflect a more contemporary style. The hotel, which originally opened in 1926, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.