Albuquerque, New Mexico is to welcome a new hotel to its old town with plans finalized for a multi-million dollar project. The 118-room property which will expand across five levels, is expected to be completed by Spring 2016. Hotel Albuquerque, the owner of the development, will share its pool, ballroom and chapel facilities with the new resort. The development is anticipated to create 100 new jobs in Albuquerque.
The hotel is to be designed by global design firm Gensler, who drew inspiration from Native American cultures. The hotel will be built in solar alignment, with guestrooms deeply recessed to allow for solar gain in winter but protect from the sun in summer and will have ancient masonry techniques incorporated into the design. The hotel’s five floors will also be built in a traditional stacked pueblo style with the façade stepping back at the upper floors.
Guestrooms will be designed to extend outdoors onto terraces which will hold views of the Sandia Mountains, the downtown skyline or the properties garden or pool.
Future plans for the hotel will include a signature restaurant featuring modern Native American cuisine, a luxurious 6000sq foot spa, a rooftop restaurant and a rooftop wedding chapel.
The hotel will be managed by Heritage Hotels & Resorts.