From Denver to Valparaíso, this month’s hottest hotels
BACKSTORY: Opened in 1926 in Philly’s tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the English Renaissance–style Warwick Hotel, with its elegant red brick and white stucco, was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Last November, following a $20 million renovation, the 301-room property reopened as the country’s third Radisson Blu hotel.
LOBBY RESEMBLES: A Pop Art Apple store. Guests enter through a glass cube and into a sleek, modern white space illuminated by globe pendants. Fireplaces anchor either end of the room and are framed by “word walls” that spin two connected yarns, told from the points of view of two brothers. Enjoy it from the comfort of high-backed gray Ro chairs by designer Fritz Hansen.
HOT DISH: Just off the lobby, stylish Tavern 17 serves hearty “local favorites” with a twist, like a Philly Cheesesteak made with caramelized onions, or Amish chicken with potato puree, broccolini and salsa. But look to the menu’s sides for the restaurant’s most indulgent dish, tater tots with truffle oil and garlic, which are even better when washed down with a hopped-up Nugget Nectar from Pennsylvania craft brewer Tröegs.