Eldorado Hotel & Spa Renovations a Boon for Groups

Long one of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s prime properties for meeting groups, Eldorado Hotel & Spa has become an even more outstanding option with the completion of multimillion-dollar renovations.

The Eldorado Hotel & Spa renovations, which were completed June 1, include the new 7,000-square-foot Eldorado Ballroom, the largest in the city. It can accommodate receptions for up to 700 guest and banquets for 580. The ballroom boasts 18-foot beamed and coffered ceilings, along with multipaned doors, a state-of-the-art sound system, elegant wainscoting and lighting, and gold detailing.

Other additions include new ballroom corridors and Cava Santa Fe Lounge, which features live entertainment and a food-design menu that begins in the Basque region of Spain and traces the journeys of the Conquistadors through South America. The wine list showcases Old World wines and exciting varietals.

Also, the Eldorado’s 219 guest rooms and suites—which provide views of downtown Santa Fe or surrounding mountains—now have a fresh look.

“All of our guest rooms were recently upgraded to include new 47-inch HD smart televisions, wall treatments, some furniture and artwork by Native American artist Randy Barton,” says Douglas E. Libby, general manager of the property. “We are very excited to add these new outstanding amenities to the Eldorado Hotel & Spa.”

This fall, the Presidential Suite will be modeled to accommodate more indoor and outdoor events on its 1,800-square-foot patio, which provides stunning views of downtown and the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Eldorado also has purchased 1.4 acres adjacent to the hotel, and is in the process of creating a unique venue for catering events and a nightclub exclusively for hotel guests. The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2016.

The property has won the AAA Four Diamond Award for 18 consecutive years and several other honors, including the 2014–2015 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award.

One of the hotel’s most popular features is Nidah Spa, which is on Premier Traveler’s list of World’s 10 Best Spas. It offers a unique blend of modern and ancient healing techniques using gold, turquoise, chile and honey. Massage treatments, body wraps and alternative therapies, as well as full salon services, are available.

Old House Restaurant, which earned a Zagat designation as New Mexico’s best Santa Fe restaurant and Wine Spectator’s 2014 Award of Excellence, boasts contemporary global cuisine featuring dry-aged rib eye steaks, and fresh seasonal and regional ingredients from nearby artisan farms.

Agave Lounge offers shared plates, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine-by-the-glass program.

The hotel also has a business center, fitness center, and rooftop heated pool and hot tub. Eldorado also offers more than 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, as well as a new wedding chapel and bridal suite.

The iconic property is located two blocks from historic Santa Fe Plaza and is the closest hotel to Santa Fe Community Center, also two blocks away.

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