A guestroom at Albuquerque’s Hotel Parq Central // © 2010 Hotel Parq Central
The newly restored Hotel Parq Central recently reopened in Albuquerque, N.M. along the historic Route 66, on the renovated site of the original Santa Fe Hospital, which originally opened in 1926. The historic hospital site was built by the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad to serve its employees, and it remains on the National Register of Historic Places list.
The 74-room Hotel Parq Central was thoughtfully designed to keep its original clay tiles, 1926-era windows, and grand staircase, while also providing free wireless Internet, iPod data connectors and LCD flat-panel televisions for its guests. Guestrooms and public spaces are spread out among four separate buildings, connected by landscaped gardens and pathways. The hotel’s new rooftop Apothecary Lounge serves 1920’s-themed cocktails.
Opening nightly room rates begin at $139 per night and include such amenities as complimentary parking, gourmet continental breakfast, free wireless Internet in public areas and guestrooms and complimentary coffee/tea service on each floor.