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Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Radisson, one of the best-recognized hotel brands, today announced the opening of Radisson Hotel Normal located at 8 Traders Circle. The hotel has a new sleek and contemporary look after an extensive $18 million renovation. Guests can enjoy the vibrant rooms and lobby, along with an updated pool, restaurant, fitness center and ballroom.
“We are excited to welcome this renovated hotel to our growing portfolio,” said Rich Flores, vice president of Operations for Radisson in the Americas. “The investment the hotel owners have made in this property, coupled with its focus on our signature Yes I Can!SM service philosophy will lead to an incredible experience for guests.”
The hotel features a contemporary open atrium space with large windows to bring in natural light. Upgrades have been made to the hotel’s 158 rooms giving them a fresh look with stylish furniture and amenities. The hotel offers a variety of room types including king and double queen guest rooms, along with the Deluxe Executive Suite furnished with a conference table and a mini kitchen. There are four updated professional meeting rooms, along with an elegant ballroom that can be reconfigured for any wedding or special event accommodating up to 550 people. An event coordinator and onsite catering is available.
“After this property sat vacant for the last 10 years, we are thrilled to bring new life to this area with the opening of our beautiful hotel under the Radisson brand,” said Matt Jacobs, executive vice president, operations, Swift Hospitality Group, the hotel’s operator. “The improvements and enhancements this hotel has undergone and our emphasis on catering to the individual needs of each guest sets us up for success.”
Traders Grill is the hotel’s onsite restaurant and bar. Award winning executive chef Richard Lozada is partnering with farmers in the Bloomington-Normal area to include local produce in the restaurant’s classic American dishes. Traders Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.
The hotel provides guests with access to free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, business center, indoor pool and complimentary parking. Guests traveling through the Central Illinois Regional Airport can take advantage of the complimentary airport shuttle.
Guests can enhance their stay by downloading the Radisson iConcierge app which offers access to a wide variety of hotel services and local information before, during and after the stay such as ordering room service, receiving details of nearby attractions and checking out.