The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is about to embark on a major renovation.  

The facelift for the hotel, located on the Avenue of the Arts, will begin later this year. Wilmberly Interiors are the architects and interior designers for the updates, which will include new guests rooms and meeting spaces, an updated lobby and public spaces, and a new restaurant, bar and lounge. It is slated for completion in spring 2016.

The new guest rooms will boast distinct spaces for work and relaxation in a neutral color palate. Updates to the meeting spaces include a transition of neutral colors through each space and a clean aesthetic.

The lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar renovations will come at the end of the upgrades. More details will come. Thankfully, the hotel will remain open throughout the project. 

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