Tuesday 29 April 2008

Best Western Secures a Piece of History in Tenterfield

Best Western, the world's largest hotel chain, celebrated the acquisition of another property to the group recently, in historic Tenterfield – Australia's birthplace.

The Best Western The Henry Parkes, Tenterfield is equipped with luxurious features including licensed a la carte restaurant (open seven days), large well-appointed lounge bar, heated swimming pool, spa and gym. Built in striking colonial style, the property is surrounded by private porches, balconies and fragrant English gardens and, located only five kilometres from award-winning wineries, beautiful national parks, horseback riding and shopping.

"We are very happy to have the Best Western The Henry Parkes join the group," says Rob Anderson, Executive Director of Best Western Australasia. Named after Sir Henry Parkes, Australia's father of federation, the Best Western The Henry Parkes is in the centre of Australia's frontier town, close to many historically significant tourist sights – making it the ideal accommodation for family holidays.  

Tenterfield is also known as the town where Banjo Patterson married, as well as a common haunt for famous bushranger Fred Ward ('Captain Thunderbolt") and the birthplace for Australian entertainer Peter Allen – who immortalised the town in his song "The Tenterfield Saddler".

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