November 4, 2010
By Tracy E. Hopkins
Instead of staying in a predictable hotel chain, spice up your next weekend getaway by staying at one of these new luxury boutique hotels that are loaded with amenities.
For the history buff
Hotel Parq Central
True to its name, the grand, 74-room hotel in Albuquerque’s trendy EDo neighborhood (East of downtown) offers over a half acre of outdoor space and a light-filled conservatory.
The appeal: The hotel sits on the landmark site of hospital built in 1926, and has retained many of its original features. An antique-laden rooftop Apothecary Lounge features 1920s-themed cocktails, and skyline and mountain views. A gourmet continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and coffee and tea service are complimentary to guests.
Rates: From $179 per night (includes parking).
Getting there: Albuquerque is seven hours from NYC by plane.
For more info, call 505-242-0040 or visit hotelparqcentral.com.