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Welcome to the La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa press room, where you can find the latest resort reviews and news about our historic resort and spa.

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417 Magazine: Spend Some Time in Santa Fe - June 2017


Go for the art, stay for the food. New Mexico’s capital city is a perfect long weekend getaway… For a bit of a mystical experience, consider La Posada. It dates to 1882 when Abraham and Julia Staab built a mansion to entertain Santa Fe society… Over the years, it has expanded and welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful grounds and lovely pueblo-style casitas and spa. It is said Julia so loved her home she never left and still visits (haunts) regularly…Over and over, locals say La Posada is their favorite place.

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Martha Stewart Weddings: 9 Mini-Moon Destinations for Every Type of Couple - Spring 2017

For Gallery Hoppers: Santa Fe… is a hub for creativity, with contemporary native works and cutting-edge immersive art experiences…The recently made-over La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa has a resident curator who sources works from more than 30 artists and hosts a talk and tour of the on-site gallery every Friday…

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Toronto Sun: Things can get a little weird at Santa Fe's House of Eternal Return - 01.15.2017

“Alice fell down a rabbit hole and found Wonderland. I went through the refrigerator…What awaited on the other side was pretty trippy — a surreal world worthy of a Lewis Carroll tale… Formally called The House of Eternal Return, the attraction is hard to define ..”

…Santa Fe is home to many unique, centrally located hotels…La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa is the city’s most storied property, said to be haunted by the spirit of a local legend. Julia Staab, who died in 1896, reportedly still makes occasional appearances in the public spaces of her former mansion (never in the guest casitas where I am staying…)

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Condé Nast Traveler: Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. & Canada 2016 - Ski Santa Fe - 11.14.2016

Named by readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top ski destinations in the U.S. and Canada for 2016, Ski Santa Fe ranked among the top 20, with La Posada de Santa Fe named as readers’ favorite place to stay near the ski resort. 

“This charming little city is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts… With unique adobe architecture and no shortage of green chili, it’s hard to believe this artist hot-spot is less than 40 minutes southeast of Ski Santa Fe… Readers’ favorite places to stay?…La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa. STATS: One-day lift tickets average $75 for access to 82 trails and seven lifts.

View Ski Santa Fe and the top ski resorts in 2016 here.

Travel Channel: La Posada, Santa Fe - 12 Unique Places to Spend Thanksgiving - 11.01.2016

“Not only do we like the idea of having someone else do the cooking, but we also like the thought of spending our holiday in a place known for it’s peaceful surroundings. La Posada in Santa Fe is steps from the capital city’s historic square and is partly housed in a structure dating back to the 1880s…”

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Conde Nast Traveler: Top Resorts in Texas and the American Southwest Readers' Choice Award 2016 - 10.18.2016

Readers of Conde Nast Traveler have once again selected La Posada de Santa Fe as one of their favorite resorts.

The prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Top Resorts in Texas and the American Southwest Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 includes La Posada de Santa Fe with the property also taking the top spot for resorts in New Mexico.

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Local Flavor: The Spirit of La Posada - Mary Loya - 08.01.2016

“As Mary Loya leads me through the historic landmark mansion that is La Posada de Santa Fe, and outside to its spacious patio, I feel a little like I’m trailing a celebrity. An undercover one. I’m familiar with this neighborhood…my friends and I would walk…to La Posada’s elegant bar for lunch or a drink. With its high-backed formal armchairs and generous low tables, we thought of it as our second living room. We had ringside seats as observers of this grand Santa Fe icon’s many renovations…how then has La Posada seemed to so effortlessly sail above the fray? Credit one steadfast presence who…has held the kitchen together…Mary Loya.”

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Southwest Art Magazine and Northern New Mexico's Cultural Guide: La Posada Gallery Collection Artist Kathleen Frank - 08.01.2016

Kathleen Frank, one of the most popular artists in the La Posada Gallery Collection, is currently profiled in two prestigious publications.

The August edition of Southwest Art magazine features Frank in the fascinating article “Meet 8 Artists Who Call New Mexico Home”

“I’m creating objects that capture the joy I feel in the landscape…I intensify it and celebrate it,” states Frank in “Land Water People Time”, Northern New Mexico’s Cultural Guide. View the two-page spread about her life and art on pages 41 – 42 of this publication by clicking here. The Perfect Escape to La Posada de Santa Fe - 06.24.2016

“Wanting to get the most out of an art-focused trip, I decided to stay at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, which has become known as the Art Hotel of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s set up inside a former 1880’s mansion that later became an art colony where famous artists like Georgia O’Keeffe stayed before it was turned into a resort. I usually can’t wait to hit the ground running after checking into a hotel, but here I decided to take my time walking around the property …”

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AAA New Mexico Journey: A Guide to Mastering Santa Fe's Bustling Art Markets - 06.01.2016

“Summer is market season in Santa Fe, where the streets transform into a treasure hunt for art lovers from across the globe. During this time, more than half a million people come to the City Different, often wending their way through mazes of booths and poring over precious trinkets, textiles, and works of art as more than a dozen markets spring up between June and August.

We turned to Sara Eyestone, local artist, collector, and art curator at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, to shed some light on navigating the markets. After all, what’s a treasure hunt without a map?”

View the full article here.     Note: Input zip code 87501 to view article as needed La Posada Culinary Scene Heats up with James Beard Dinner and Spicy Weekend Getaways - 04.01.2016

“The sizzling culinary team at Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar, recently added to its growing list of accolades with the presentation of a special dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. “We were most honored by the invitation to present at this internationally respected institution,” said Joe Kelley, general manager of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. “Santa Fe has an increasingly hot culinary scene and we are pleased our interpretation of this cuisine received national recognition.”

View the full article here. Dining, Cooking, in Santa Fe is a Glorious Experience - 01.08.2016

“Santa Fe, New Mexico, has so many wonderful local restaurants that are not chains — 250 in all –that a visitor could have a fine time doing nothing but eating out here. The town has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S., with 400-+ restaurants for a population of 77,000.” Restaurants included in this article include Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar at La Posada.

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Real Food Traveler: Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar at La Posada de Santa Fe in New Mexico - 10.19.2015

“After a long day of travel, stepping into the color washed, art-filled lobby of La Posada de Santa Fe revived me immediately.  A quick walk past sage green plantings and gently whirling kinetic sculptures, took me to my room where I changed for dinner, meeting friends at Julia, the hotel’s signature restaurant…Julia Staab was the original occupant of the mansion, which is still part of this beautiful, now sprawling hotel…It’s said that this fashionable lady loved her home with such a passion she never left it. And in the years since Julia Staab’s death, many ghostly sightings of her have kept this legend alive. Today, she is the muse–and namesake–for La Posada’s newest restaurant…”

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Just Luxe: Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City of Turquoise is A Burgeoning Haven For Art Lovers - 10.07.2015

“…any visit to Santa Fe can mean mornings with Native American artisans selling their wares, afternoons spent gallery hopping along Canyon Road and evenings enjoyed over meals in James Beard-recognized restaurants… It’s these distinguished attributes that provide countless reasons to visit…On my most recent visit, I was treated to an intimate, tented and chandelier-adorned tailgate dinner preceding a performance of the Santa Fe Opera. The crowning jewel of this crystal-stemware, sterling-silver type affair was its tableside preparation by James Beard award-winner Todd Hall, executive chef of Julia, La Posada’s signature restaurant…” 

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Los Angeles Times: Shop for World Class Art in a Laid Back Setting in Santa Fe, New Mexico - 10.05.2015

The Los Angeles Times covers the cultural, shopping and culinary scene in Santa Fe and recommends La Posada as the top place to stay – highlights include our new restaurant Julia and gallery collection artist Darlene Olivia McElroy.

“…Canyon Road has its charms. This winding, shaded street, just blocks from Santa Fe’s busy plaza, has a picturesque quality and ambience all its own. It’s a pretty place to spend a day wandering in and out of galleries that represent some of the best-known artists in America…”

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Cooking with Chef Todd Hall: Grilled Salmon with Burrata Salad - 09.02.2015

Executive Chef Todd Hall was just on television again – this time, cooking grilled salmon with burrata, pesto and more. Don’t know what burrata is? Check out this video of his recent 2KASA Style appearance to find out…

Video:  View television coverage here

Travel Weekly Features La Posada "Haute-El Cuisine" - 07.29.2015

“Chef Todd Hall is more than willing to illustrate his long-standing love of authentic Southwestern cuisine through dishes such as corn bread-crusted oysters with Hatch chile marmalade, tuna and lobster claw parfait with Navajo fry bread and even jalapeño sorbet…”

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In the Kitchen: Traditional Clay Baked Hen - 07.24.2015

“We are in the kitchen with Chef Todd Hall from Julia, a Spirited Restaurant and Bar. Today we are making a very different dish: traditional clay baked hen. He is walking us through the process of making the hen, and what it looks like when it is brought to the table.”
View the full television video here.

Dallas Morning News Article features Santa Fe Restaurant named for “American Ghost” - 06.20.2015

There’s a perfect storm of newness at the historic La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa. First, a new book: American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, by Hannah Nordhaus about Julia Staab, the original proprietress of the house in the l9th century, before it became La Posada. Author Nordhaus is her great-great granddaughter.

Second, chef Todd Hall, who just arrived, dripping credentials, prepares knock-your-napkin-off dishes ranging from cucumber and melon gazpacho with jalapeño ice, to rock hen baked in Santa Fe red rock clay, to a chocolate extravaganza in the shape of a pueblo.  This month, Hall opened a new restaurant at La Posada, appropriately named Julia.  View the full article here.

Award-Winning Executive Chef Todd Hall Discusses New Restaurant and Creates Signature Dish - 06.17.2015

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – La Posada de Santa Fe Executive Chef, Todd Hall, discusses the resort’s new restaurant, Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar, and cooks one of his signature appetizers – Chorizo Stuffed Quail with Fried Plantains. 

Click here to view the chef on television. 

Executive Chef Todd Hall Shares Signature Creation Brick Chicken Recipe on Television - 06.08.2015

ALBUQUERQUE (KASA) – La Posada de Santa Fe has a new restaurant, and we are getting a taste of what is on the menu. Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar features innovative, locally sourced dishes by award-winning chef Todd Hall as well as an extensive selection of fine wines and spirits…”

Click here to see the chef on television. 

Fresh Haunts at La Posada - 06.02.2015

“A favorite local haunted hotel and Christmas gathering spot, La Posada de Santa Fe has struggled to have a really significant food scene. But as of last week, after a major overhaul, it has brought us not one but two new watering holes: Viga, a bar and gastropub, and Julia, the latest incarnation of its fine-dining restaurant…Proof of La Posada’s new commitment to gastronomic significance is the hiring of Todd Hall, a bona fide celebrity chef…”

Read the full article and a related article in the Santa Fe New Mexican here

USA Today Names The Spa at La Posada de Santa Fe the #4 Best Hotel Spa in the Nation - 05.15.2015

The USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest just named The Spa at La Posada de Santa Fe the #4 Best Hotel Spa in the nation.  Santa Fe was also the only city with multiple spa winners – and La Posada had the highest rating of them all.

“The Spa at La Posada de Santa Fe is located at a resort with a long history of family hospitality. This spa utilizes sage and other local indigenous ingredients in most of its treatments, but it uses locally-made chocolate best….”

Read the full article here.

Jula Staab's Restless Spirit Lives on at La Posada - 03.13.2015

“When Hannah Nordhaus was a teenager, she would tell her friends about her great-great grandmother Julia Staab, a pioneer of the Western frontier, whose ghost was often spotted in the hotel that used to be her mansion in Santa Fe. ‘I thought it was an exciting story, but I never believed in her ghost’, Nordhaus told Pasatiempo. Staab, who died in 1896, began appearing on La Posada’s staircase and in her second floor suite in the 1970s…”

Click here to read the full article in Pasatiempo.  

Old Soul: La Posada's Staab House - 03.13.2015 Old Soul: La Posada's Staab House

Art of Space

“…the 1882 house is visible from La Posada’s patio restaurant, but from the front, you have to step back on Palace Avenue to see the old Staab House popping up from the 20th-century building additions.  The home of Abraham and Julia Staab was built as a lavishly European alternative to the dominant adobe-look. Designed in the French Second Empire style…”

Read the entire Pasatiempo article about the Staab House and other Santa Fe Victorian era architecture here. Offers Insights on Santa Fe Cuisine - 02.24.2015

“My trip to Santa Fe is about discovering a special place to visit; a cool film festival, great food and accommodations, beautiful environs and great people. I will return to Santa Fe time and time again.”

While staying at the charming La Posada de Santa Fe resort, I was meeting friends for dinner on the patio, at Fuego. I learned that chile is a central part of Santa Fe culture. When dining in Santa Fe, you may be asked if you’d prefer red or green chiles. Well, consider replying, “Christmas,” which means both” to the ears of local residents.

Read the full article with insights on the Farmer’s Market, Santa Fe School of Cooking and more by clicking here.

Santa Fe Hotels Earn Highest AAA Awards Again - 01.20.2015

AAA New Mexico has announced that 13 hotels and 2 restaurants in New Mexico have been given the sought-after Four Diamond rating for 2015 – including La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.

Read the full article in the Santa Fe New Mexican here

Life Refined Article Features Santa Fe Art Collection and La Posada Curator Sara Eyestone - 01.05.2015

“If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Met, Louvre or Prado museums, you’ll know it is not just the masters housed within the esteemed walls, but rather the entire setting that makes the experience truly unforgettable.  In our own homes, we may collect the works of prolific artists…  but somehow the effect is different.  What we need is a professional curator.  And now we can have just that.”

This article by Dena Roche includes a Santa Fe collection and tips from several prominent curators including Sara Eyestone of La Posada de Santa Fe.  Photo credit:  Vladimir Chaloupka

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San Francisco Examiner Raves About Santa Fe - 10.26.2014

This San Francisco Examiner article notes that San Francisco and Santa Fe, N.M. have plenty in common:  “A love of the arts, great food, liberal politics, the same patron saint and more…”  Includes some very nice comments about La Posada.

Read the full article here.

Conde Nast Announces the 2014 Readers' Choice Top 20 Resorts - 10.20.2014

Conde Nast announces the 2014 Readers’ Choice Top 20 Resorts in Texas and the Southwest 

La Posada is #6 of all the resorts and the top resort in New Mexico.  View the full article here.

Being a Tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico - 07.07.2014

Great Huffington Post article by a Santa-Fe based writer on being a tourist in her own town.  Includes insights on the opening performance of the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Cooking School, tours, restaurants, the Gallery Collection at La Posada and more.  Read the full article here.

New Jersey Bride Magazine Names La Posada and Santa Fe Top Site for Romantic Honeymoons - 06.09.2014

Oh so romantic Santa Fe, New Mexico is an ideal locale for a honeymoon or destination wedding and La Posada offers a gracious Spanish-style retreat just blocks from the main plaza.

Click here to read this recent article from New Jersey Bride Magazine.

USA Today 10Best Santa Fe Hotel List Includes La Posada de Santa Fe - 06.09.2014

USA Today has included La Posada de Santa Fe on their 10Best list of Santa Fe Hotels.  Read the full article here:

A Starwood is Born - 05.20.2014

The owner of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa says new affiliation opens Santa Fe to millions of luxury travelers.

Click here to read the full article in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Town & Country Magazine: Five Destinations to Visit This Summer - 05.01.2014

“These summer destinations are more than just picturesque spots with jazz and opera festivals…they also offer some much needed cultural stimulation.”

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is recommended as the place to stay!

Read full article here.

US Road Trip: Hooray for Santa Fe! - 04.24.2014

“Small wonder umpteen artists have flocked here over decades to paint the landscapes and wide-open skies…”

These popular travel writers from Austrailia share their observations on Santa Fe and La Posada.

View the full article here.

Creative Travel: Exploring the World's Best Immersive Art Hotels - 03.19.2014

While many hotels are epitomes of style – artworks in themselves, or showcase unique art collections — the following go one step further for those seeking creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast. Celebrate your inner Hemingway or Picasso and bring home something more than a snapshot at the world’s top art hotels.

Click here for the full story, which includes information on the art program at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.

Halloween Getaways from New England to Ireland - 10.24.2013

For travelers looking to conjure spookiness while away from home this Halloween, there are a few unique hotels, which cater to those who refuse to surrender high thread counts while on the hunt for a good scare. Click here to read the full article.

Have Some Class! - 09.01.2013

Santa Fe has long attracted artists, writers and spirituality-seekers, and this historic resort- set on 6 acres in the heart of town- helps guests get in touch with their creative spirits. Read more here.

America's Most Haunted Hotels - 09.30.2013

Just in time for October and in anticipation of Halloween, we have rounded up some of the country’s most haunted hotels. Click here to review the full article.

La Posada de Santa Fe in Conde Nast's Top 25 Southwest Resorts - 10.10.2013

Conde Nast Traveler readers rate the top resorts in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. Click here to read the full list.

Luxury Hotels Give Back for Thanksgiving - 11.04.2013

This holiday season, luxury hotels and resorts are giving back to their communities by offering unique programing and events to support local charities. Please find below information on ways luxury hotels are celebrating the gift of giving this Thanksgiving. Click here for the full story. 

Meeting Masterpieces- Art Hotels Make a Statement - 11.01.2013

Spread across six tree-lined acres, La Posada feels so secluded, it’s easy to forget the city’s historic plaza and Canyon Road are just two blocks away. Click here to find out what makes La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa an art hotel that makes a statement.

Ski Destinations for Every Type of Traveler - 09.06.2013

Ski vacations are a winter staple, but with so many resorts and destinations catering to the snowboard and ski set, choosing the perfect destination and hotel can be difficult. Whether you want to be the first to discover a new spot (and beat the crowds!) or teach the whole family to ski, read here.

Spook Yourself at these Haunted Hotels - 10.22.2013

If spending the night in a haunted hotel is your ultimate Hollyween challenge, stay at La Posada de Santa Fe and you might just see the ghost of Julia Staab, who passed away here at the age of 52 in 1896. Click here to read the full article.

That's the Spirit! - 09.18.2013

In October, many hotels roll out the orange carpet for Halloween, but a handful also play host to some very long-term guests. If you dare to find out what (or who) lurks behind these doors, read here

Winter Escapes - 10.04.2013

It’s official. You get the most vacation days from October through New Year’s. Don’t use them all visiting your family- see why La Posada de Santa Fe is the perfect getaway to escape the cold. Click here to read the article.