Meetings and Events
NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATIONS AT HOTEL SANTA FE
At Hotel Santa Fe, we understand the importance of gatherings – our Picuris Pueblo partners have celebrated them for more than eight centuries. As the only full-service, Native American owned hotel in Santa Fe, we offer your group the chance to experience the traditions of another culture.
SUGGESTIONS FOR OPENING & CLOSING YOUR MEETING
Native American Blessing
Inspiration comes in many forms, but perhaps none as powerful as a traditional Native American blessing to begin or end your meeting. Smell the scent of sage and feel the power of prayer as you give thanks for a successful day, or send guests home with hope and inspiration!
Native American Drumming
True innovators march to the beat of a different drum. There’s no better way to celebrate the unique qualities within your group or how they work and play together than by participating in this powerful Native American activity at the start or end of your meeting.
Pay tribute to the newfound, mutual respect your participants have gained for one another. Celebrate the significance of new and old relationships by involving attendees in a Native American friendship dance. This dance will leave everyone with an abundance of energy and spirit.
Special Gifts and Amenities
Send them home with more than just great memories of a successful gathering. Our Native American gifts include prayer feathers, kachinas, dream catchers, pottery animal fetishes and food baskets. Have these waiting for your guest when they first arrive to their room, or present them to your guest on the last night of your event.
SUGGESTIONS FOR BREAKS
Native American Artists
Take a beak and be creatively inspired as your group enjoys the art of local Native American potters, painters and weavers who will display and sign their work. These artists are available to instruct, lecture and answer questions regarding their art and its meaning. This is a wonderful way to wrap up a session of creative problems solving, or to inspire your group to explore new possibilities.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SMALL MEETINGS
Imagine a board meeting, retreat or planning session in the inspiring energy of our tepee. Arranged in a circular setting and surrounded by colorful flowers and native plants, the tepee creates a powerful atmosphere where members are encouraged to share ideas, thoughts and possibilities.
SPEAKER OPTIONS FOR MEETINGS OR DINNERS
Knowledge in any type of organization. Which is why we offer your guests the unforgettable opportunity to learn about the American Indians of the Southwest and Santa Fe with our renowned, in-house historian Alan Osborne.
Native American Speaker
Take a refreshing break from business and relax as you sit back and listen to speaker Dr. Joseph Hesbrook, as he recounts contemporary Native American life and addresses such interesting topics as the Native American perspective vs. the western world perspective. Then, open up the discussion to your group and examine the many applications of Dr. Hesbrook’s teachings.
ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS FOR DINNERS & RECEPTIONS
Native American Dancers
Imagine what the business world would be like if we did ceremonial dances to bring success and good fortune. Be our guest in watching as the Picuris Indians perform the Native American way of summoning a good hunt or bountiful harvest – through traditional and spiritual dances that are sure to enlighten and entertain.
All work and no play can make a meeting dull, which is why we offer traditional Native American storytellering. Watch and enjoy a Native American folklore come to life through the eyes of the storyteller. Dressed in traditional costumes, the storyteller acts out wild tales of buffalo hunts, adventures and folklore. Stories are suited for children and adults and can be customized to support your event’s objectives.
Listen to the calming rhythms of traditional Native American music, as it lends a calming and uplifting atmosphere to your meal. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of pan flute, mariachi or flamenco musicians, who can provide enhancing background music tailored for your specific event. Native American singers are also available to accompany your feast.
WHEN THE MEETING’S OVER
Picuris Pueblo Tour
Your meeting took their minds to a new place. We will take them on a once in a lifetime adventure. Arrange for your group to take a tour like no other – through the pueblo of our Picuris Indian partners. See where they and their ancestors have lived and become a part of the Southwest’s fascinating history.
You won’t want to leave Santa Fe without touring this unique and captivating city. Join our inhouse historian, Alan Osborne, and discover the rich culture, interesting people and exciting history of Santa Fe.