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Lodging for Film Production Crew & Casting in Santa Fe

March 6, 2020 5:30 pm

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As many in the film industry have come to learn, the Land of Enchantment is a fantastic place to make television and movies. That would be true based on the quality and variety of the scenery alone, let alone all of the financial incentives and logistical resources.

Meanwhile, you’ll find the perfect accommodations for film production crews and casts at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, offering expansive and well-appointed accommodations and on-site amenities in the New Mexico capital, just steps from the iconic Santa Fe Plaza.

The Appeal of New Mexico as a Filming & Post-Production Destination

Defined by piercing beauty and impressive variety, the New Mexico landscape is as cinematic as they come. Rimrock escarpments, dreamlike mesas and buttes, snow-cloaked mountains and high forests, endless grasslands and surreal dunes: This is countryside that embodies the popular vision of the American West. The natural terrain may be the showstopper draw for the camera lens, but there’s also the manmade sightlines, which include everything from modern urban settings and classic Southwestern adobe architecture to towns (and ghost towns) that look as if they’re still firmly inhabiting the Old West.

Then there’s the fact that New Mexico has the biggest production crew between Los Angeles and New York and offers an enticing lineup of rebates and incentives. Little surprise the state is such a popular destination for makers of TV, movies, music videos, and advertisements.

Ideal New Mexico Film Production Lodgings at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

You’ll have everything you need for comfortable accommodations and business resources when you choose La Posada de Santa Fe as your base of operations for a New Mexico film production. Besides our 157 rooms and suites, splendidly Southwestern in their casita-style design, and besides our wide array of on-site amenities—including some of Santa Fe’s finest dining and a topnotch spa—we offer crews a wealth of specific support.

As a guest of ours, you’ll have at your disposal our La Posada de Santa Fe film liaison, with personal film concierge and scouting/location-visit services. That’s all on top of a full business center, varied meeting/event venues, covered garage parking, free Wi-Fi, and other business-oriented on-site amenities, not to mention waived resort fees.

When it comes to unwinding during production or post-production work, you only need to consider our lineup of restaurants and lounges—including our flagship Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar and our Staab House cocktail bar, set in a 19th-century mansion—plus our swimming pool, the ravishing Spa Sage, and our 24-hour fitness center.

We would be more than happy to field any questions you may have about the amenities and hospitality we offer film production crews. We’ve hosted many such outfits over the years and are well versed in the unique needs of the business, and we’d love to show you the same world-class service!

Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe for Valentine’s Day

January 22, 2020 3:40 pm

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Grasping for ideas for Valentine’s Day, which is barreling down that calendar at lightning speed? Well, cast your anxiousness to rest by booking a romantic getaway to La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, where you and that special somebody will enjoy the finest hospitality the Southwest has to offer!

A magical February 14th is just about guaranteed amid our gorgeous acreage: From the splendid privacy of your casita oasis to the on-site dining, spa-going, and other pleasures, our decked-out resort—a stone’s throw from the Santa Fe Plaza—can’t be beat when it comes to a lovers’ getaway in the beautiful capital city of New Mexico.

The Romance of La Posada de Santa Fe

From explorations of the Plaza and other attractions in town to daytrips into the mountains and mesas of our spectacular Southwestern hinterland, there are marvelous sights and experiences to be had within easy reach of La Posada de Santa Fe, which puts you close to the heart of Santa Fe but also the natural landscapes beyond.

That said, we’d wager you could spend an entire Valentine’s Day getaway at our resort and be perfectly happy: such is the quality of our accommodations, the variety of our on-site amenities, and the seduction of our all-around atmosphere, which arises from historic architecture, entrancing Southwestern landscaping, and the pervasive warmth of our top-tier hospitality.

From pre-dinner drinks at the Staab House to a romantic meal at Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar, we offer some of the best epicurean experiences in Santa Fe, which translates to multiple fantastic date destinations within shouting distance of your guest room or suite.

Then there are the couples massages and other pampering sessions on offer at our top-of-the-line Spa Sage, as all-around perfect a Valentine’s Day destination in Santa Fe as you can find.

The La Posada Santa Fe Romance Package

To make Valentine’s Day planning even easier, we offer guests a special Santa Fe Romance Package well worth considering. Anchored by a minimum two-night stay at the best available rates, it ups the ante with such perks as a bottle of Champagne delivered upon request to your room or suite and a full breakfast for two—to be enjoyed in the private comfort of your room or in our restaurant, whatever you choose.

We don’t recommend delaying reserving your La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa Romance Package for Valentine’s Day (or non-package accommodations, for that matter): Assure yourself of a knock-it-out-of-the-park holiday with your sweetheart by booking a room or suite with us for the occasion today!

Boutique Hotel for Hiking & Snowshoeing in Santa Fe

December 27, 2019 4:31 pm

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Santa Fe can hold its own with any other city in the country for the fantastic outdoor recreation at its doorstep. The incredibly varied Southwestern landscapes of its hinterland, from canyons and mesas to high plateaus and alpine mountains, are breathtaking; they call to sightseers and adventurers both.

Stunning and inspiring as this countryside is to simply drink in on scenic drives, it yields special rewards to those who enter it on foot. With a boutique casita at La Posada de Santa Fe, you have the perfect springboard for hiking and snowshoeing adventures amid the spectacular terrain that enfolds New Mexico’s capital.

Hiking & Snowshoeing Destinations

You’ve got a lifetime of outdoor destinations to explore on the doorstep of Santa Fe with a La Posada home base. They include the fragrant conifer forests and high peaks of the Sangre de Cristos to the east of the city: the southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains, which include the great 12,000- and 13,000-foot peaks of the Pecos Wilderness. Westward rises the Pajarito Plateau and the Jemez Mountains, a ravishing realm that includes such nationally renowned attractions as Bandelier National Monument, with its ancient indigenous cliff dwellings, and the Edenic parkland of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Then there are the sublime savannas and sandstone outcrops of the Galisteo Basin Preserve, the evocative summits of the Ortiz Mountains, the colorful heights of the Sandias: lovely and wild places that tug at the soul.

In winter, you’ve typically got both lower-elevation hiking and snowshoeing in the higher country to pursue: either activity all the more delightful knowing you’ve got the cozy lavishness of La Posada de Santa Fe, including a well-earned meal and libation at one of our onsite restaurants and the rejuvenation offered at our spa, awaiting you after your day’s adventures!

Guided Hikes & Snowshoes

Multiple outfitters provide guided outdoor adventures out of Santa Fe. We’ll profile one great example in this post: Outspire, which leads both hikes and snowshoes across a broad swath of the city’s great big backyard. Destinations include White Rock Canyon, Tsankawi Mesa, Bandelier, Valles Caldera, the Pecos Wilderness, and the Sangre de Cristos, among others.

Outspire provides a daypack, snacks, water, poncho, and adjustable trekking poles for those joining its hikes, while snowshoers get a pair of fitted snowshoes, gaiters (which buffer your legs and keep snow out of your boots), and poles. For a sample of the geological and ecological wonders and gorgeous backcountry of the Santa Fe area, Outspire’s an awesome choice given you get everything you need to explore with and benefit from the local knowledge and skills of your private guides.

Whether on an independent adventure or a guided foray with a company such as Outspire, we hope you’ll dedicate some time to experiencing the world-class hiking and snowshoeing routes available to you as a La Posada guest!

Boutique Hotel for New Year’s Events in Santa Fe

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Come mark the New Year in Santa Fe—a magical place to do it—and stay with us at our Boutique resort while you do! We’ll provide the exquisite accommodations and amenities for an unforgettable holiday escape, and meanwhile you’ll find yourself just steps from the New Mexico capital’s wonderful celebration of the old year’s exit and the new one’s arrival.

New Year’s Eve in the Santa Fe Plaza

The fifth edition of Santa Fe’s New Year’s Eve on the Plaza will be underway December 31st in the city’s centuries-old town square, which is just a stone’s throw from La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.

It’s a lovely festival that draws together community members and out-of-town visitors alike. Things kick off at 8 PM as the Plaza warms up with heaters and crackling bonfires of piñon wood, the aroma of which summons the very essence of the Southwestern landscape. The Santa Fe Bandstand will come alive with music from a variety of performers: Sol Fire, Fun Adixx, Alex Maryol, and Chango.

Meanwhile, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, there’ll be free hot chocolate on offer as well as New Mexico’s official (and delicious) state cookie, the bizcochito, plus a memorial banner upon which anyone can write goals, dreams, wishes, and other aspirations for the New Year (and the new decade!).

There’ll be a number of food trucks on hand to attend to appetites as revelers one and all enjoy the merry atmosphere, live entertainment, and beautifully decorated Plaza, a truly iconic city center.

The formal countdown to 2020’s grand entry will be launched at 11:45 PM by the mayor and other city officials. At the stroke of midnight, a traditional Zia symbol will be raised to the flashing extravagance of fireworks, and the crowd will sing “Auld Land Syne” and “Las Mañanitas.”

It’s a magical way to usher in the New Year, gathered together on the hallowed ground of the Santa Fe Plaza, heart of America’s oldest capital city for so many generations.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa: Your New Mexico New Year’s Eve Headquarters

Our oasis of Southwestern Hospitality—infused with no small amount of holiday cheer this time of year—makes the perfect New Year’s Eve destination. Enfolded in our swoonworthy landscaping, the historic architecture and extensive artwork, and our patented top-caliber hospitality, you’ll get to relish not only the perfection of your casita-style accommodations but also New Year’s Eve dining at Julia, A Spirited Bar & Restaurant (and maybe celebratory drinks at our Staab House cocktail lounge), a transformative treatment or two in our Spa Sage, and our seasonal winter on-site activities—in short, all the attractions that fulfill our Tribute Portfolio status. Meanwhile, you’ll be right by the well-attended New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Santa Fe Plaza, however much of them you wish to partake of.

Reserve your New Year’s getaway at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa today: We can’t wait to celebrate the dawn of 2020 with you!

2019 Santa Fe Restaurant Week

February 13, 2019 10:45 pm

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Santa Fe Restaurant Week is almost here! If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to make reservations for this great occasion!

This year, Restaurant Week in Santa Fe takes place on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 through Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. Now in its tenth year, New Mexico Restaurant Week has become a highly anticipated culinary event across the state. Feast on delicious three-course meals throughout Santa Fe this week at a fraction of the cost – including Julia.

Julia is offering the following delicious three-course dinner for just $45!

First Course: Choice of one of the following appetizers

Second Course: Choice of one of the following entrees

Third Course: Dessert

Enjoy Julia’s lunch option – for just $18!

First Course:

Second Course: Choice of one of the following entrees

Dessert

Please call 505-986-0000 for reservations or click here to reserve on Opentable (be sure to access the specific date desired).

Special for Events Booked by November 30th, 2018

November 13, 2018 7:11 pm

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La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa, is the perfect venue for special events. Just steps from the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, this historic AAA Four Diamond resort offers 157 authentic, casita-style guest rooms and suites, an exceptional restaurant and bar, nationally ranked spa, art gallery collection and more.

Book now and receive 10% off your special event and the standard $150 bar set up fee will be waived

Event must be booked by November 30, 2018 to be consumed by December 31, 2018.

Contact Amanda Gesten at 505-954-9604 or amandagesten@lpdsf.com

A Guide to Luxury Golf Course Communities in Northwest Tucson

August 27, 2018 8:14 pm

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Located in the Santa Catalina Foothills of Tucson is the golf community of La Paloma, anchored by one of the most iconic luxury resorts in town, the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Residents can enjoy resort-style living without leaving the confines of their community through the La Paloma Country Club. Members have access to the award-winning 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that’s perfect for players of all skill levels. Tennis players will appreciate the premier tennis club with nationally ranked tennis facilities including 10 tennis courts—four clay and six hard surface. A fitness center, a six lap lane pool, an outdoor resort-style pool, and on-site dining are some of the additional amenities found in La Paloma Country Club. Members looking to get pampered can treat themselves at the Red Door Salon & Spa, located inside the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.

Homes in La Paloma range in architectural styles, from modern and contemporary to Spanish Revival and Pueblo. A majority of the homes in this luxurious golf course community are large single-family homes on quarter-acre lots with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Some homes also enjoy scenic views of the nearby mountains. Buyers can find homes priced from the high $100s to just over $1 million. 

Hotel near Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

June 26, 2018 7:23 pm

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Come take in the world’s largest marketplace and festival of folk art, and call La Posada de Santa Fe your home away from home when you do!

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (IFAM) celebrates the oft-underappreciated artisans of the globe: those who carry on traditional crafts and “whose creative skills convey their community’s authentic cultural identity, rather than an individual or idiosyncratic artistic identity,” as the IFAM’s website defines folk art.

The purpose of the event is to give these folk artists a spotlight and some financial support in their vibrant and perseverant endeavors, a major collective industry in the developing world but often bulldozed over by the grinding forces of the global economy. (more…)

New Mexico Resort & Lodging for Film Production

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With its rich history, stunning Southwestern architecture and culture, and remarkable mountain and high-desert landscapes, Santa Fe, New Mexico serves as one of the leading destinations in the U.S. for film productions. And if you’re coming to America’s oldest capital city on such a project, you won’t find better accommodations than La Posada de Santa Fe.

That’s true because of our convenient location a stone’s throw from Santa Fe’s famous historic plaza, because of the formidable logistical and technical resources we offer production companies, and because of the unexcelled caliber of our luxury accommodations and amenities. (more…)

2017 Santa Fe Restaurant Week

February 22, 2017 9:17 pm

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Santa Fe Restaurant Week is here! If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to make reservations – especially for this weekend.

This year, Restaurant Week in Santa Fe takes place on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 through Sunday, February 26th, 2017. Now in its eighth year, New Mexico Restaurant Week has become a highly anticipated culinary event across the state. Feast on delicious three-course meals throughout Santa Fe this week at a fraction of the cost – including Julia.

Julia is offering the following delicious three-course dinner for just $35!

First Course: Choice of one of the following appetizers

Second Course: Choice of one of the following entrees

Third Course: Dessert

For the first time, Julia is also offering a lunch option – for just $20!

First Course: Choice of one of the following appetizers

Second Course: Choice of one of the following entrees

Dessert

Please call 505-986-0000 for reservations or click here to reserve on Opentable (be sure to access the specific date desired).