What’s New in New Mexico

By Mira Temkin , January 18, 2018

Situated at 7,000 feet in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, the 400-year old city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, continues to evolve as a sought-after meeting destination. Nicknamed “City Different,” it’s known for its history, culture, arts and cuisine. “Santa Fe is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey any time of year,” says David Carr, director of sales at Tourism Santa Fe. “The city inspires innovation, reinvention and rejuvenation.” These three event venues follow suit:

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

The resort has added a luxury teepee and outdoor deck, spiritually enhanced spa treatments and equine experiences for groups. Mind, body and spirit programming complement productive meeting agendas at this 65-room resort, which has 13,600 square feet of meeting space.

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Well-suited for intimate gatherings, this health and wellness retreat is designed to create a rejuvenating experience. In addition to 16 new guest rooms, the resort, which sits on 70 acres, has several meeting venues totaling 28,000 square feet.

Casa España

Located in a former 18th-century fur trader’s home, Casa España provides upscale nightlife in downtown Santa Fe in an elegant, intimate and historic setting. With live entertainment and DJs, this hot new venue is available for private events from Sunday through Thursday, accommodating up to 300 guests. 

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Santa Ana Pueblo. On the grounds of a historic reservation, the pueblo has built a welcoming destination with a casino, indoor event center and conference facilities. Planners can do a buyout of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa for an exclusive retreat. Native American cultural activities led by members of the Santa Ana Pueblo, nationally ranked golf, balloon rides, Jeep excursions and day trips to Santa Fe enhance the desert experience. 

Albuquerque. To keep up with the sky-high demand, Albuquerque has recently invested $300 million in developing its hospitality offerings. Among those are a renovated Albuquerque Convention Center (accommodating up to 2,500) and a new rapid transit system, debuting in November. Hotel Chaco, opened in May, is a contemporary boutique hotel with Native American influence. One Central, downtown’s new planned entertainment hub, opens in spring 2018.   

Taos. Outdoor recreation blended with an art colony, skiing and Native American culture creates the vibe in Taos. The town can accommodate up to 750 attendees in its larger hotels and inns, in addition to more than 1 million acres of “breakout” space via the wilderness. Check out Taos Convention Center as well as art museums, haciendas and retreats.

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