The Warwick’s Bartender, Don Rickles, Is Going Blu in the Face

Center City’s Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel on 17th Street near Little Pete’s (the most important city landmark in the vicinity) is getting rebranded as the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Philadelphia as of next year. What does that rebranding involve? Upgraded guestrooms and hallways, and a new lobby. And, of course, new marketing.

The hotel will stay open during its transformation, which is good for the employees, who are–judging by the write-ups on Trip Advisor–the nicest human beings in the Philadelphia hospitality industry. One guest even compared the bartender to Don Rickles. Here are a few other comments:

Was greeted with a friendly smile and warm welcome by each and every hotel staff member that I encountered.

I cannot say nicer things about how well the hotel staff treated us.

From the bellmen, to the front desk staff to the concierge, to the staffs at the restaurants -everybody was friendly, courteous and extremely helpful…It seemed that everyone on staff went out of their way to not only smile and be pleasant no matter what your request, but went the “extra 10%” to provide outstanding service.

The front desk clerk knew I wanted a quiet room and took her time to find me a corner room, she was extremely friendly, the perfect welcome to my getaway.

We also ate at Tavern 17, great food and drinks, super happy hour with the bartender “Don Rickles” looked and acted like him, needless to say funny man

One recent guest did mention the renovation, but didn’t seem to feel it was intrusive. Let’s hope Don Rickles agrees.

Renovated Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia to Operate Under Radisson Blu Signature