Submitted by Studio Southwest Architects, Inc. / Goodman Realty Group
This historic renovation updates a 1930’s hotel, long a gathering place and source of pride for Albuquerque, into a modern, eco-chic boutique hotel. The design adds a Morroccan theme to the historic Spanish/Territorial elements, from arched door openings to Moroccan influenced fixtures and fabrics.
The hotel includes 107 guest rooms with custom vanities, wood trim and original panel doors. Public spaces feature dramatic original wood wainscoting and period corbels, trim and balustrades that were stripped and refinished. Visitors can enjoy restored murals in the lobby as well as a cultural art center located on the mezzanine.
The LEED gold project includes a rooftop solar water heating system, low-flow fixtures and insulated replacement glazing. The mechanical system allows for individual control of guest rooms and energy efficiency in public areas.
Owner: Goodman Realty Group
Architect: Studio Southwest Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Integrated Property Services Construction
Engineers: Walla Engineering; Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers