Last updated at 09:25 on Friday, 25 October 2013

by George Sell

Boutique Hotel News editor

Heritage Hotels and Resorts buys New Mexico boutique hotel

Heritage Hotels and Resorts buys New Mexico boutique hotelHeritage Hotels will rebrand its new Taos property as Palacio de Marquesa

US: Heritage Hotels and Resorts has purchased the eight-room Casa de las Chimeneas in Taos.

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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