One fun thing about going to conferences is getting to see new places. This time the state secured lodging at Tamaya Resort and Spa, belonging to the Santa Ana Pueblo tribe. Now, bear in mind that our idea of a fancy hotel is which ever one has the best rates/reviews and a free breakfast on Travelocity. That said, for an artistically inspiring destination, this place has what it takes.
Located away from town, there's a solitude that gives one the sense of getting away from it all. Well, you know, except for the gift shop, boutiques, and all the trappings that go with luxury travel destinations. There is also the considerable distance away one must park if not using the valet. Combined with the long hike across poorly lighted parking, dragging a suitcase, the first impression one gets is punishment for not wanting to pay for and tip Mr. Valet.
All is forgiven, though, when entering the lobby. Built to give a sense of pueblo architecture and historic New Mexico style, it delivers in spades. This place is filled with a nice blend of regional modern furniture and antiques that are the perfect foils for the art displayed generously throughout the place.
Even a minor exit has a great selection of paintings hung around it. Tomorrow morning I may be late to the meeting. I need to spend a little daylight time here soaking up a bit more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by- Alice