I’ve been waiting patiently for word on the Line Hotel project remodeling the downtown Radisson at Congress Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street for the better part of a year. I’m so patient, in fact, that I mocked up some terrible renderings of what the hotel project might look like post-remodel.
With these new promotional renderings from the Line Hotel’s parent company Sydell Group, I’m pleased to announce that I was right about the one thing that mattered: Fixing that weird little curved roof piece with the Radisson logo on it.
Predictions aside, it’s great to see what’s in store for the space. The 428-key midcentury Radisson building, originally constructed as the Crest Inn in 1965, always deserved a project like this rather than the wrecking ball. When the building’s remodel removes some of the clutter, the subtle elegance of design cues like the arched windows of each room really shine through.
According to promotional materials, the Line will include three restaurants and is set for opening in 2018 — hopefully then this prime piece of real estate downtown can live up to its full potential.