by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 11, 2015
The 299-room Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, will undergo a multimillion-dollar, propertywide renovation beginning this October and lasting until next spring. The update will affect all guest rooms, meeting spaces, the lobby and all public spaces, and will result as well in a new restaurant, bar and lounge. The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation.

The property, which originally was built as a reproduction of the Pantheon in Rome, debuted in 1908 as the home of the Girard Trust Co. The new design will, in part, pay tribute to the history of the building as a financial institution. Guest-room enhancements will include distinct places for work and relaxation, while meeting rooms will have a clean aesthetic and be outfitted with furniture that reflects historic motifs from the building. More details will be announced with respect to the lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar, which will be renovated toward the end of the process.