Hotel Kurrajong Canberra exudes a mysterious charm. Perhaps it’s the gorgeous 1920s architecture, designed by none other than John Murdoch, the Commonwealth’s Chief Architect at the time. Or it could be the hotel’s unique political history, being home to Ben Chifley for an astonishing 11 years. In fact, it’s where he wrote his famous ‘Light on the Hill’ rallying speech.
That optimistic spirit remains and for these reasons and more, Hotel Kurrajong exudes an atmosphere and style that is unique for Canberra.
Hotel Kurrajong is reminiscent of the roaring 20s, an era that brings forth a carefree spirit and joy of life. It was a time when personal style was celebrated. And so it is again. The hotel has been meticulously refurbished to its original grandeur, with 21st century creature comforts carefully incorporated.
Hotel Kurrajong boasts 147 beautifully appointed rooms, 26 of which are in the heritage wing. There are a selection of superb executive suites, balcony rooms and terrace suites. Hotel Kurrajong was created in the Garden Pavilion architectural style and features deep verandas, radiating courtyards and majestic covered pavilions. Thomas Charles Weston, then Superintendent of Parks and Gardens, established its glorious garden, and most of the original plantings remain.
A feature of Hotel Kurrajong is Chifley’s Bar & Grill, where award winning hatted chef, Michael Chatto, has created a delicious menu offering a superb selection of hand selected meats, fresh local produce and a wine list that boasts 120 local and international wines.
Hotel Kurrajong is located in the heart of Canberra’s parliamentary district, just 700 metres from Parliament House, and you’re also close to local attractions, such as Questacon, the National Gallery, restaurants and Floriade in spring.
It’s old world charm with a stylish and contemporary twist. The light on the hill has been relit. Follow it to Hotel Kurrajong Canberra.
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