Plans have been finalized for a new multi-million dollar hotel in Old Town, Albuquerque, according to Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
The 118-room project will break ground by late fall with completion set for spring, 2016. The hotel will provide 100 new jobs in Albuquerque. The contemporary boutique hotel will be a contrast of ancient and modern elements.
The property will be built adjacent to Hotel Albuquerque and will share Hotel Albuquerque’s pool, ballrooms and chapel. The hotel will be comprised of five levels with guestrooms designed to extend outdoors onto terraces showcasing views towards the Sandia Mountains and downtown skyline.
“We’re creating a hotel where guests will experience the true culture of New Mexico in a way that has never been done before,” said Jim Long, CEO, Heritage Hotels & Resorts.
The hotel will be the first New Mexico property planned by global design firm, Gensler, who drew inspiration from the Anasazi people and the indigenous ruins of Chaco Canyon. “The design creates an unprecedented architectural aesthetic for New Mexico and the greater Southwest region,” said Adam Gumowski, Design Director at Gensler.
Like the designs of Chaco Canyon this hotel will be constructed so the property’s solar orientation can make the most of the heat in the winter, and the coolness in the summer. The hotel’s five floors will also be built in a traditional stacked pueblo style with the façade stepping back at the upper floors.
Future plans for the hotel will include a signature restaurant featuring modern Native American cuisine, a spa, a rooftop restaurant and a rooftop wedding chapel.
Hotel Albuquerque will be the owner of the new hotel, and managed by Heritage Hotels & Resorts. Hotel Albuquerque was acquired in 1999 by a group of local New Mexican families, led by Jim Long.
More information including a complete fact Sheet and Rendering Photos of the future hotel can be found here.