Radisson-Plaza Warwick Hotel Updates It’s Look & Style

Philadelphian’s fancy themselves a welcoming bunch and no matter how many new hotels open in the City, none compare to the history and majestic address at 1701 Locust Street Philadelphia, Pa. the Radisson-Plaza Warwick Hotel . Last week I attended their grand reopening of the 2nd floor cocktail room and hallway in which they updated the decor to a much more modern current style. I am very familiar with these rooms, as well as the food and grand ballroom as my sister was married at the Warwick a little over 4 years ago and I have attended more than a few parties in this storied hotel.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. This is what the hallway looked like before the renovation. (Shots from the day my sister signed her contract for the wedding reception 2005)and it’s new updated look. (I’m standing in almost the same place but shooting to the right)With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city’s most prestigious residential, commercial and business district.

Dena Robbins and Julia Robbins
gone are the dark colors of the room, and mirrors. I can see what the Radisson-Warwick did was bring the room into the light. Although it is still magnificent and rich with history, it’s not your grandmother’s debutante dated room anymore.
April Ostach, Samantha Boyle, Angie Costa and Amy Murray
Sae-Hee – When I asked what restaurant he worked for, as the sushi was so good, he said the Radisson-Warwick. Sometimes I’m so clueless.
The GPTMC Crowd – Missy Logan, Katie Regenye, Eric Smith and Meredith Endlow. Note the new carpeting, less dizzying then the darker color from before. I’ve partied in this room before during more than a few victourious election parties my first one being Bill Clinton’s win for president, Mayor Nutter, Sen. Larry Farnese and recently President Obama’s win. And one losing campaign Sam Katz for Mayor. I remember when the Sam Katz campaign was so excited that they booked the Warwick before the Democrats. It was a big thing as the Warwick is considered lucky. Unfortunately for Sam that year it wasn’t.
Grand Staircase with it’s old chandelierand the new chandelier and updated staircase. Much more modern, colorful, current.Lynn and Bill Armstead
Rachel Branson, Simone McBean, Jasmin Senior, Sheila Corbett
Patricia Glancy, Jim Caouette, Gwendolyn Grey and Michael Glancy.
Joanne Cunningham, Director of Sales and Marketing and her team.
Cori Moskow, Gloss PR and her team

Lori Frankel, Gina Sole and Jim Riker
Ellie Friedman, Israeli Consul and Bob Kohn
Beginning Monday Tavern 17 will begin a New Happy Hour (you’ll recall that when Gerard Butler was in town filming Law Abiding Citizen, he stopped into Tavern 17 three times to eat):
$1.00 slider; $2.00 Draft $3.00 Spring Fling $4.00 Wine $5.00 pound of Peel and Eat Shrimp7 days a week – these five items from 5pm – 7pm
Five items priced from $1 – $5 each 7days a week nightly