Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has come to embody the culture, spirit, and tradition of New Mexico. Our mission is to tell the story of New Mexico to our guests. We are a New Mexico-based, minority-owned company offering a collection of award-winning accommodations. Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was established in 2005 to develop culturally distinct hotels and resorts. Our collection of distinctive New Mexico resorts and hotels draws from a blend of the Southwest’s Native American, Mexican, Spanish and American Western cultural and historical influences. To enter any of our properties is to enter a world of timeless design and innovative craftsmanship.



Idea to create culturally designed and authentic hotels is launched with the renovation of the Sheraton Old Town. Later to become Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc.


  • Completion of first culturally distinct hotel: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town celebrates the three cultures of Albuquerque (Spanish, Native American and Western)
  • Montezuma Ball was resurrected and re-established to be one of the premier events in New Mexico supporting various non-profit groups (Over $2 Million raised from now to 2014)


  • QBar opens at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
  • La Capilla de San Ysidro Wedding Chapel built and opens at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town


  • Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. established
  • Franciscan Ballroom at Hotel Albuquerque renovated


Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces renovation completed with a grand Spanish Colonial theme (Formerly Las Cruces Hilton)


QBar at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town gallery room opens


  • Casa Esencia at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town opens to be the premier event space in the Southwest with an ultra-modern interior in a 300-year old adobe hacienda
  • The new Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe opens with Franciscan Missionary decor and theme


  • Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe renovation completed (Formerly Hotel Plaza Real) with Chimayo, New Mexico artwork and decor
  • Heritage Hotels & Resorts Community Partnerships program formally rolled out


Garduños Restaurant & Cantina opens at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces


  • Garduños Restaurant & Cantina opens at the Lodge at Santa Fe
  • Garduños at Old Town opens at Hotel Albuquerque, patio and bar area renovation expansion
  • New resort pool and gardens added to Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
  • Acquired Casa de las Chimineas Taos and converted to Palacio de Marquesa Taos 


  • Palacio de Marquesa Taos Renovation complete and open
  • Acquired Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe
  • Groundbreaking of Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque Old Town


  • Renovations of Eldorado Hotel & Spa complete including new ballroom, chapel, lobby lounge and updated rooms
  • Acquired El Monte Sagrado in Taos, NM


  • Heritage Inspirations tour company is established
  • Flamenco Tablao Opens at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
  • Gruet Winery Tasting Room Opens at Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe


  • Acquired the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe
  • Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque's Old Town Opens
  • Casa Espana Nightclub and Event Venue opens in Santa Fe next to Eldorado Hotel


Crafted Opens First Location in Albuquerque


Eldorado Pool Opens