Landmark Parnell Property
Choice Hotels' four-star Quality Hotel Barrycourt has changed its name to Quality Hotel Parnell to better reflect its geographical location. The 105 room hotel has also had a $3.5 million upgrade including new paint, carpet and tiles, climate control, updated furnishings and fittings, and the latest in TV/DVD facilities.
Situated on 3.5 acres of tree-studded grounds on Gladstone Road in the exclusive inner city suburb of Parnell, Quality Hotel Parnell's rooms showcase expansive views over Auckland's city and harbour.
The property provides extensive facilities including eight separate conference rooms, the largest of which can cater for 300 at a time. It is becoming increasingly popular as a wedding venue due to the Parnell location and the tree studded grounds.
Most suites have full kitchen facilities as well as wireless internet and SKY TV. Guests can also take advantage of the 24-hour reception, room service, and the on-site restaurant, cafe and bar.
Quality Hotel Parnell is within walking distance of the vibrant and quaint Parnell Village and the CBD, a stone's throw to the Auckland Domain and Museum, Vector Arena and the shopping mecca of Newmarket, making it a great location for corporate or leisure travellers.
The makeover has been tasteful with every care taken to ensure the unique characteristics are preserved in the older parts of the building (dating back to 1905) while effortlessly combining more modern, comfortable fittings that befit the beautiful, peaceful surrounds.
The property is unique in that it is owned by the Norman FB Barry Foundation and run as a charitable trust. Income generated by the property is donated to charity, and in particular, a fund is being established to sponsor a Cancer Research Fellow at the Auckland Medical School.