Santa Fe’s charm as a tourist destination and a top five arts destination in the US, is due in no small part to its one-of-a kind hotels, according to Santa Fe’s mayor. The city welcomed last week one of the most influential brands in hospitality.
La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, became New Mexico’s first Luxury Collection hotel, joining the brand’s prestigious ensemble of 86 world-renowned luxury hotels and resorts, with a celebration inspired by Santa Fe’s unique southwestern cultural influences.
La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is situated on six landscaped, art- filled acres in downtown Santa Fe and features a curated collection of art from 40 established American artists. The resort’s 158 guest accommodations include authentic adobe casitas, originally built for visiting artists, spread throughout the campus, and guest rooms in the French Second Empire-style 1882 Staab House mansion. The resort’s spa offers contemporary and Native American style treatments.
“Each Luxury Collection hotel is a singular reflection of its place in the world and its place in history, and La Posada de Santa Fe perfectly represents those values, having played a major role in the evolution of Santa Fe as an art community and a tourist destination,” said Joseph Smith, founder, 1754 Properties, which owns the hotel. “When Abraham Staab built his magnificent mansion here in 1882, he did so with the intention of welcoming friends and family to this remote Southwestern outpost that he and his wife, Julia, so adored. The Staabs established a tradition of elegant hospitality that continues to guide and inspire our operations to this very day. We’re certain that by joining The Luxury Collection, La Posada de Santa Fe will be able to reach a broader audience of sophisticated travelers who will not only appreciate the authentic and original experiences that make this hotel and destination so special, but also the resort’s lush, six acre campus, luxurious spa and award-winning restaurant and bar.”