Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa is Santa Fe’s only Native American owned hotel and the city’s largest Native American enterprise. Opened in May, 1991 with 128 rooms, the hotel expanded in November, 2011 with the addition of The Hacienda and its 35 suites featuring butler service. The Spa came along in November, 2008 to complete the luxury options at the property.
In January, 2015 the lobby’s original tile floor was replaced using recycled mesquite wood from a dam project in Arizona. The ‘mesquite hearts’ are a beautiful addition and much quieter under rolling luggage. Also, the hotel’s hallways have been given a striking new look with a bold color pallet and guest rooms are being refitted with new, walk-in showers, replacing the original tub/showers.
The Amaya restaurant has been moved onto the newly finished indoor/outdoor patio freeing up space to expand the lobby bar, now the perfect place for casual get togethers. The Amaya patio is open to the hotel’s gardens in warm weather and can be closed off, but still filled with light, when the weather turns cool.
Amaya and the lounge are now hosting Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30, Sundays through Thursdays featuring value-priced margaritas, wine, draft beer and well drinks. Chef Walter Dominguez has created a menu of special Happy Hour appetizers including Guajillo Chile Chicken Quesadillas, Nachos del Norte and Hot Wings. Chef Walter is also creating seasonal menus for Amaya using the freshest of ingredients from Northern New Mexico and around the country.
The Hacienda is located in its own building on the hotel’s 3 acre property. Designed for the discriminating traveler, The Hacienda features large guest rooms and suites with fireplaces, its own lounge and the most prized of amenities, a personal butler for each room. There is no overstating the usefulness of a personal assistant when the city offers the breadth of activities, fine dining choices and cultural diversity that Santa Fe does.
The hotel portion of the property is no less pampering with refined Southwest style throughout the Traditional Rooms, Picuris Jr. Suites and Santa Fe Suites and bedding that has guests asking if they can buy the mattresses. The property’s Native American roots are reflected in a highly regarded weekly lecture series by Southwest Seminars, Native and Hispanic music with Ronald Roybal on Fridays and Saturdays and the extensive cultural art throughout.
Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa is centrally located in the growing Santa Fe Railyard district and a 10 minute walk from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. The Santa Fe Railyard is a 50-acre city project incorporating the wildly popular Santa Fe Farmers’ Market–one block from the hotel–SITE Santa Fe contemporary art center, Sanbusco Market shopping district, a 10-acre garden of native plants, two performance areas, and the many restaurants, galleries and shops along Guadalupe Street.
For those who prefer not to go on foot, the hotel’s distinctive purple shuttles–painted London “black cabs”–are available to guests offering rides within a two mile perimeter of the property.
Meetings and Events
Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa is perfectly positioned for groups and meetings. Eight meeting spaces ranging from 450 to 2,726 square feet, including the luxurious 1,200 square foot lounge in The Hacienda, offer a variety of choices for small to medium sized events. The Hacienda provides a luxurious and intimate setting for board meetings and corporate retreats while a welcome or closing blessing from the Picuris Pueblo Governor is a one of a kind addition to any gathering.
The hotel’s majority owner is Picuris Pueblo, the smallest of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo tribes. The community is located north of Santa Fe in a beautiful area called “Hidden Valley,” along the banks of the Rio Pueblo. Picuris is known for the reintroduction of bison to their tribal lands and for the unusual micaceous pottery made by tribal artists. The works shine and glitter due to the small chips of mica in the clay. This distinctive pottery and other arts from the pueblo are available in the hotel’s gift shop.