Heritage Hotels & Resorts Set to Open Hotel Chaco in Old Town Albuquerque in April, 2017

. December 05, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. December 5, 2016 - Hotel Chaco, a contemporary luxury hotel inspired by the architecture and ancient civilization of Chaco Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on schedule to open in Old Town Albuquerque in April, 2017. The property - the first from-the-ground-up design/build project from Heritage Hotels & Resorts -- marked its topping off in August, and its exterior façade will be completed in January. Hotel Chaco, located adjacent to sister property Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town (with whom it shares a pool, ballrooms, and wedding chapel), is now accepting group and individual bookings.

In addition to these milestones, Heritage Hotels & Resorts has announced major collaborations that will shape key aspects of the guest experience at Hotel Chaco. Legendary chef Mark Miller will consult on the concept for Hotel Chaco's rooftop restaurant, Level 5. And together with interior designer Kris Lajeskie, the hotel has commissioned an elite cadre of contemporary Native American artists to create original art works to grace its public spaces and guest rooms.

“We're creating a hotel where guests will experience the true culture of New Mexico in a way that has never been done before,” explains Jim Long, CEO, Heritage Hotels & Resorts. “We are blending ancient building techniques from New Mexico Native Americans with modern amenities and designs from the best designers in the world to create a new hotel that will redefine and advance the architectural building style in our state. The services, sacred architecture and accommodations this hotel will provide will embrace the native people's artistic sensibility and oneness with nature.”

Mark Miller has more than 30 years of professional culinary experience as a chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and is the winner of two prestigious James Beard awards. Working in close concert with Chef Gilbert Aragon of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Miller will help develop a menu reflecting his passion for archaeology, farming and the evolution of food preparation from ancient to modern times.

The restaurant, located on the hotel's fifth floor rooftop, will be called Level 5 in honor of Chaco Canyon's legendary Pueblo Bonito, which also had five stories. It will feature stunning unobstructed views of the nearby Sandia Mountains, and accommodate up to 250 guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while also providing room service.

Among the prominent and decorated Native American artists working on original pieces for Hotel Chaco are Joe Cajero (Jemez Pueblo) who will create a bronze sculpture for the lobby, Navajo Weavers from Toadlena Trading Post who will contribute original weavings to hang above guest room beds, and Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) who is creating a clay sculpture for the ledge above the lobby reception desk. An original painting by Tony Abeyta (Navajo) will create a focal point in the lobby, whose main doors and ceiling will be designed by Tammy Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo). A glass sculpture chandelier by Ira Lujan Taos/Ohkay Owinjeh Pueblos) will hang from the lobby ceiling, and signature staff uniforms will be designed by Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo).

For extensive background on the Hotel Chaco concept and to read more about its architecture, construction, design, common areas, guest rooms, amenities, food & beverage, meetings and event spaces, and original Native American artwork, please download a full press kit here. For more information visit www.hotelchaco.com, or contact Jan Sheehan at jan@tuckerpr.com or (817)348-9490.

About Hotel Chaco

Hotel Chaco is a 118-room boutique, luxury hotel located in Old Town Albuquerque. Heritage Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the esteemed architectural firm, Gensler, to create the world's first botique hotel inspired by the mystique and grandeur of Chaco Canyon. Every aspect of the hotel: artisan-made furnishings, choice of building materials, native-inspired cuisine, spiritual and natural art and architecture; purposefully connect the modern traveler with Chaco Canyon's ancient and remarkable presence. Between 850 and 1250, Chaco Canyon was a cultural center for the ancient pueblo peoples. Located in Northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park represents the most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. www.Hotelchaco.com

About Heritage Hotels & Resorts

Founded by Jim Long in 2005, Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a collection of culturally distinct hotels in New Mexico and is the largest independent hotel brand in New Mexico. Through their architecture, interior design, landscaping, cuisine, art, entertainment and music, Heritage Hotels & Resorts provides guests with a very rich, authentic, cultural experience. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Hotel Chaco and Nativo Lodge are located in Albuquerque, NM; Hotel St. Francis, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe and The Lodge at Santa Fe are located in Santa Fe, NM; Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is located in Las Cruces, NM; and El Monte Sagrado and Palacio de Marquesa are located in Taos, NM. Each Heritage Hotel donates a percentage of its revenue to cultural causes. The company and its affiliate companies provide over 3,000 jobs in NM. You can find Heritage at www.hhandr.com

Contact:
Jan Sheehan
jan@tuckerpr.com
817-348-9490

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