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Radisson undergoes $3 million renovation
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Radisson undergoes $3 million renovation

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MOLINE — Radisson Hotel on John Deere Commons unveiled its multi-million-dollar renovation Tuesday, revealing a sleek lobby, updated breakfast area, and upgraded guest rooms.

Stepping inside the grand two-story lobby, visitors are greeted by a tapestry of warm colors, recessed lighting tucked into tray ceilings, and a chic, 1940s retro feel.

A cozy two-sided fireplace marks the entrance to the dining area, where two breakfast bars with fabric chairs have been installed. The counters provide outlets for the business traveler or anyone needing to recharge an electronic device.

“We are grateful for the wonderful investment that Radisson made in this property,” said Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri. “It’s a beautiful asset to our downtown. I’m going to encourage all of our Quad-Citians to enjoy what we have here. You don’t have to travel away to spend time with your family and have a wonderful meal and do some shopping.”

Joe Taylor, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the Radisson is celebrating its 20th anniversary and was one of the first properties on John Deere Commons.

“This is an extraordinary way to celebrate Moline,” he said.

As part of the $3 million renovation, the hotel updated all of its 163 rooms, adding sophisticated design elements such as high-backed leather chairs, geometric lamps, framed artwork, granite bathroom and kitchenette counters, and deep Jacuzzi bathtubs in some of the suites.

The rooms include 54 king suites, 103 double queen suites, four two-room suites, and two Jacuzzi suites. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, a business center, and a 730-foot meeting room for special events.

Room rates vary from $109 to $129 a night. All guests receive a complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and airport shuttle.

It was the hotel’s second renovation in eight years, said Ray Forsythe, economic development director for Moline.

“It’s great (Radisson) has renovated the hotel to the needs of the business traveler,” Mr. Forsythe said. “They also have amenities to serve families, with walking trails and access to restaurants. This is a good example of keeping up with the times.”

Radisson general manager David Yordy said he saw an immediate response from customers.

“Our customer feedback instantly ticked up,” Mr. Yordy said. “We are already in the top 10 percent internationally in the Radisson (group), but it actually increased since renovations started.”

C-Two Hotel Group is the hotel management company that oversees Radisson on John Deere Commons. C-Two Hotel Group CEO Bob Ferree said his company was pleased with the final look of the hotel.

“We’re very excited about the renovation and the upgrades we’ve made in order to make it more customer-centric,” Mr. Ferree said. “We’ve increased the technology in the building. I think it’s going to fit business travelers a lot better than it has in the past. I love the color schemes and the brightness of the hotel. We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. It’s great to be part of the community.”

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