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Bradley Pacana
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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 523-8272
Fax: (215) 568-6445
Bradley.pacana@ritzcarlton.com

Historic Hotel Will Unveil Property Wide Renovation in 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (February 2016)The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, a storied hotel on the Avenue of the Arts, will undergo a massive renovation beginning later this year.  Helmed by architect and interior designer, Wimberly Interiors, the updates to the hotel will include all new guest rooms and meeting spaces, a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, along with a new restaurant, bar and lounge. The multi-million dollar project will begin in October 2015 and will be complete by spring 2016.

The iconic hotel is rooted in history, originally built as a reproduction of the Pantheon when it opened in 1908 as The Girard Trust Company. The property-wide enhancements will focus on the scenography of the building – explore history and experience the arts – paying tribute to its rich past. The new design tells a story through neutral colors, textures and materials inspired by money and currency, with pops of metallic, bronze and emerald green, and will bring a fresh and sophisticated feel to the hotel. Artwork and guest amenities will reflect a distinct sense of place in the heart of Philadelphia.

New guest room design will feature distinct spaces for work and relaxation with luxurious fabrics in a welcoming neutral color palate. Punctuations of green and blue along with notes of bronze and nickel will layer a contemporary polish to the space. Meeting spaces will be updated to reflect a seamless transition of neutral colors through each function room, with a nod to history through historic motifs from the building in the furniture details, with an updated clean aesthetic.

Updates to the lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar will come at the end of the renovation cycle, and more details will be shared when available. The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation, which is planned to be complete in spring 2016.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/philadelphia or call (215) 523-8000.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Set in the heart of Center City, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia offers unprecedented access to history in the nation’s birthplace, located just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Housed in a landmark building originally constructed in 1908 as a reproduction of the Pantheon, The Ritz-Carlton opened in 2000 and features 299 elegantly appointed guest rooms, a Spa, 26,000 square feet of meeting space and more. The striking 146-foot Rotunda lobby with 16 columns is comprised of over 9,000 tons of Georgia marble, and an oculus allowing an abundance of natural light, which filters through a second oculus to the Grand Ballroom below. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is currently under a multi-million dollar redesign to be completed spring 2016. The updates to the iconic Philadelphia hotel will include all new guest rooms and meeting spaces, a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, along with a new restaurant, bar and lounge.