We survived the summer! The New Mexico Hospitality Association invites you to a special member appreciation event to celebrate a successful summer tourism season. Relax and network with industry colleagues at one of Albuquerque's premier hotel venues. The event will offer small horderves and a cash bar. All NMHA members who bring a guest will enter our raffle, and will have the chance to walk away with some fabulous gifts at the end of the event!
Jen Schroer President & CEO of the New Mexico Hospitality Association
Adrian Montoya General Manager of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
NMHA Board Member
This event will take place in the Franciscan Ballroom at Hotel Albuquerque.
Celebrating a story that stretches back over 300 years, historic Old Town is the birthplace of Albuquerque. It has long been a crossroad of the Southwest. Inside and out, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town — a truly unique hotel in New Mexico — celebrates Albuquerque's culture and history. The hotel design exemplifies Albuquerque architecture, blending New Mexico’s Native American, Mexican, Spanish and Western cultural influences.
Our interior design gives a nod to historical Albuquerque hotels such as the Alvarado Hotel and the Franciscan Hotel, as well as the architectural motifs of John Gaw Meem, one of New Mexico’s most influential architects. Our building’s turn-of-the-century elegance also draws on classic territorial details, prevalent in New Mexico historical buildings and Albuquerque architecture.
Our exterior also pays homage to the adobe style of many New Mexico territorial historical buildings, with bricks that top our walls. Our grounds include a 19th century-style chapel and courtyard, as well as Spanish gardens and a Victorian-style pavilion.
Our restaurant, Garduño's at Old Town, with its cloth walls, turquoise ceiling, punched tin light fixtures and painted glass windows, is designed to make you feel like you are in a historic New Mexico home.
On the Southeast side of the hotel stands Casa Esencia, one of Albuquerque’s most exclusive clubs and one of its oldest buildings. This historic building dates back to 1783, when it was constructed as a family hacienda by Salvatore Armijo. The home has undergone remodels over the centuries, and now features 17 indoor and outdoor rooms. Despite the modifications, Casa Esencia retains its original, intimate feel and architectural style. With its thick, windowless adobe walls and enclosed courtyard, Casa Esencia allows guests to experience historic Albuquerque in a modern way.
FREE to attend!
As an added benefit, NMHA members are allowed to bring one (1) guest to the event. NMHA members who bring a guest will enter our raffle, and will have the chance to walk away with some fabulous gifts at the end of the event!