MacMillan Brown Room
John Macmillan Brown was one of New Zealand’s great educational pioneers. In 1874, he was selected as professor of English and Classics at Canterbury College, one of three foundation chairs. Five years later the duties of this double chair were rearranged and he taught English history and English literature until 1895, when he resigned on account of ill health. His commanding personality contributed to his reputation as one of the most outstanding university teachers in New Zealand before 1900. He was also one of the first practical pioneers in Australasia of higher education for women. . Upon retiring in 1895, John became a member and chancellor of the senate of the University of New Zealand where he devoted himself to Pacific studies.
Situated on the ground floor of The Classic Villa, this corporate room has traditional polished timber floors, kauri doors, ornate plaster ceiling roses, thermostat controlled room temperature, luxury bedding, and mirrored wardrobes to capture the intimacy of yesteryear.
Step outside to views of the Christchurch Arts Centre, the Christchurch Tram and Christchurch’s famous pedestrian boulevard.
The Classic Villa is only steps away from the Christchurch Art Gallery, museum and botanic gardens.
In your bedroom
• Luxury Queen lead light Rimu bed
• Sheepskin underlay
• Electric blanket
• Wool-down duvet
• Thermostat controlled room temperature
• 20.5 inch LCD flatscreen TV
• Sky Sport and CNN
• Direct dial phone
• Free high-speed broadband Internet connection
• Wireless WiFi connection
• Clock radio
• Light dimmers
• Writing desk
• Porcelain tiles and vanity
• Massage shower
• Underfloor heating
• Fan heater
• Heated towel rail
• Heated mirror
• Complementary toiletries
• Tour bookings
• On-site car parking
This room has a total surface area of 17sq meters (180sq feet), offering you spacious, luxurious living right in Christchurch’s most desirable location in the center of the city.
On-site car parking available upon request.
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