Heritage Hotels and Resorts buys New Mexico boutique hotel

by George Sell / 06 June 2013 / 0 comments

Heritage Hotels marketing and creative director Maresa Thompson said the property has been rebranded as Palacio de Marquesa and will undergo a renovation in the autumn.

"It's very important for us to have a presence in Taos as it's part of the northern [New Mexico] cultural corridor and a top tourist destination," said Thompson.

The property was listed at $1.2 million but the sale price has not been disclosed.

Heritage Hotels is the largest independent hotel chain in New Mexico, operaing two hotels in Albuquerque, three in Santa Fe and one in Las Cruces. Its CEO Jim Long, recently signed an agreement with a business partner to buy the 395-room Hyatt hotel building in downtown Albuquerque. The Hyatt will not be part of the Heritage operation.

Long's daughter, Adriana, will be one of the interior designers at Palacio de Marquesa.

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