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Our Santa Fe Hotel’s Artful History

March 22, 2015 9:53 pm

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For over a hundred years, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa has been one of the most historic Santa Fe hotels. As the city grows and changes, so has La Posada. Our entwined histories have made us Santa Fe’s signature resort.

In 1607, the history of Santa Fe began when New Mexico’s governor, Don Pedro de Peralta, founded the city near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. He originally named the city, “La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís,” or The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi. In 1610, Santa Fe became New Mexico’s capital, making it the oldest state capital in the United States.

Immigrants flocked to the West and New Mexico in the 19th century. Along with them came Abraham Staab and his wife, Julia. In 1882, he built a beautiful three-story brick mansion. The residence was constructed in the French Second Empire-style, and it was decorated with lavish European furnishings.

Later on, in the 1930s, R.H. and Eulalia Nason became the estate’s owners, and they transformed the property into the marquee hotel in Santa Fe.  They constructed a series of Pueblo Revival-style adobe casitas around the existing mansion. They dubbed their new Santa Fe hotel “La Posada,” which means “inn” or “resting place” in Spanish. As La Posada spearheaded the Pueblo Revival style, the city of Santa Fe followed suit. In the 1920s and 1930s, architects and artists developed a unique regional identity by drawing inspiration from the local Native American culture. Pueblo style architecture imitates the design of traditional adobe construction, but with more modern materials, such as brick or concrete.

In the following years, our Santa Fe resort became a popular place to be for the arts community.  An annual summer arts school drew many guests, who were leaders in the Santa Fe arts movement. La Posada truly became “The Art Hotel of Santa Fe.”

Our rich heritage makes La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa Santa Fe’s most historic resort.  Nowadays, we’ve renovated the estate with a relaxing spa and a flavorful restaurants. Our southwestern ambiance means that there is no better resort in Santa Fe to absorb the rich
environment of the West.

New Year, New Blog

November 12, 2014 11:03 pm

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As we move forward to the New Year, our team at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is thrilled to ring in the New Year with the launch of our new blog! For nearly 200 years, our resort in Santa Fe has served as one of the most unique destinations in the Southwest. With that said, we are pleased to keep our guests updated on the evolution of our luxurious Santa Fe hotel with our new blog.

From an 1880’s brick mansion and our expansion in the 1930’s to our more recent renovations and refurbishing, our historic hotel in Santa Fe has come a long way. If you have yet to do so, make sure to visit “The Art Hotel of Santa Fe” for a relaxing retreat in one of our casita-style guestrooms and suites, featuring contemporary Southwestern décor, complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD panel televisions, and luxurious toiletries. Embrace the Art of Relaxation with premier resort amenities, including a professionally curated art gallery, 24-hour fitness facilities, year-round outdoor saline swimming pool and hot tub, three onsite restaurants and a full-service spa.

Upon your arrival, treat our new blog as your go-to for all things La Posada. We plan to use this platform to announce new events and things going on around the resort. Expect to also see real time interviews of team members; love story testimonials from our Santa Fe weddings; and even a few special offers and promotions.

But what’s a blog without a name? Our team at La Posada would love to hear from you! If you have a great blog name in mind that represents our artistic history, submit your recommendations on our Facebook page!