THE HOTEL ANDALUZ STORY
We are proud of our work in restoring the Hotel Andaluz to its former glory. Placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the hotel was meticulously restored and updated by us using cutting edge technology and an eye to bringing new life to one of the Southwest's iconic buildings.
While under renovation, the ownership was determined to incorporate many green initiatives into the building.
Furnishings, equipment, and demolition debris were recycled and documented throughout the process
The hotel generates approximately 60% of its guest rooms’ hot water using solar energy.
Interior finishes have been carefully selected to incorporate LEED approved natural and low VOC emissions products
Read more about Green Initiatives here.
THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME “ANDALUZ”
Andaluz – short for Andalucian – evokes the passion and pride of the region of Spain that has inspired the hotel’s décor and architectural style. The four interlocking A’s of the logo reflect an adaptation of classic Andalucian tile. Look for the logo in the traditional Andalucian arch that graces the hotels’s public spaces.
AWARDS & HONORS
We're proud of our many awards. From being one of only two GOLD Leed certified hotels in the US to our Condé Nast top hotels of the Southwest, we take our stewardship of the environment and our guests seriously, and it shows.
AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD
Hotel Andaluz is proud to have received the AAA's Four Diamond Hotel award. This prestigious designation by the 51 million-member travel club makes Hotel Andaluz part of an exclusive collection of hotels. Of the nearly 60,000 hotels and restaurants evaluated in North America, just 3 percent earned the Four Diamond rating.
LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION
Hotel Andaluz is the first historic hotel in the Southwest to receive the coveted GOLD environment certification and only the second in the entire United States.
2016 Winner Certificate of Excellence
2016 CONDE NAST, TOP 5 HOTELS IN THE SOUTHWEST
Selected as One of Condé Naste Reader’s Choice Top 5 Hotels in the Southwest
HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARD
As a recipient of the Heritage Preservation award in the Architectural Heritage category Hotel Andaluz was able to both preserve historical elements of the property and gain LEED certification.
EARTH MINDED AWARD
Hotel Andaluz received the 2011 Earth-Minded Award for its contribution to advancing sustainable design in the in the hospitality industry and was recognized as the first green renovation of a historical hotel in the United states.
1984 – PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
1984 – Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places
TAG APPROVED® ACCOMMODATIONS
TAG Approved® LGBT-welcoming hotel, meetings and weddings.
OUR RICH HISTORY
Hotel Andaluz has a rich history in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Only the fourth hotel ever built by Conrad Hilton, Hotel Andaluz was returned to its former glory in 2008 by current owner Gary Goodman.
Our Historic Timeline
June 9, 1939 Property opened As Hilton Hotel
- First hotel in New Mexico constructed by New Mexico native Conrad Hilton
- Cost $700,000 to build
- Built by the Greer Family’s construction firm
- Designed by architect Antom F. Korn
- Originally built with 176 rooms, it was the tallest building in New Mexico at the time it opened
- First building in New Mexico with air conditioning
1969 Property Sold by Hilton, renamed Hotel Plaza
1981 Property sold again, named Hotel Bradford but never opened
1983 Property sold again to Southwest Resorts. A major renovation reduced the property to 114 rooms with four suites
1984 Re-opened as La Posada de Albuquerque
1984 Placed on National Register of Historic Places
2005 Property purchased by Albuquerque businessman Gary Goodman for $4 million
2008 Renamed Hotel Andaluz
2008 Ibiza is chosen for the new roof top lounge
2009 Grand Reopening of Hotel Andaluz