November 1, 2010
Travel World News
October 21, 2010
Recently-opened Hotel Parq Central was built on the renovated site of Santa Fe Hospital. first opened in 1926. The hospital was built by the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad to serve their employees and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hotel Parq Central was designed by local Studio Southwest Architects Inc., Klinger Constructors, and HVL Interiors with a nod to the past while keeping in mind today’s guest needs. Original clay tiles, 1926-era windows, and a grand staircase provide the backdrop for modern touches such as free wireless Internet, iPod data connectors, and LCD flat-panel TVs.
Local residents and guests alike will enjoy sipping 1920s-themed cocktails at the new rooftop “Apothecary Lounge” while admiring skyline and mountain views. The lounge features a wall decoupage of vintage-era medicinal labels, an original operating lamp and a table formed from a 1940s coffin carrier. Starting rates begin at $139/night and include amenities such as free parking, gourmet continental breakfast, free wireless Internet in public areas and guestrooms, and complimentary coffee/tea service on each floor.