Archive for August, 2012

New Mexico Wines: A Taste of History

New Mexico Wine When you think of New Mexico, wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the fact is, New Mexico has a long history of wine production. Our warm days and cool nights make it the perfect climate for creating many popular varietals, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Johannisburg Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel....
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Hotel Andaluz: The Nexus of New Mexico’s Past & Future

Andaluz_Exterior2 Did you know that Hotel Andaluz started life as a Hilton? New Mexico native Conrad Hilton built his first NM property in downtown Albuquerque, opening June 9, 1939. Upon opening, the hotel was the tallest building in the entire state, and the only one with air conditioning. Hilton and his wife, Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, honeymooned at the...
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Clarinets in Casablanca at Hotel Andaluz

Don’t miss CLARINET+  at Chatter Cabaret, this Sunday, August 26 at 5 p.m. The woodwinds will rock Hotel Andaluz’s Casablanca room as James T Shields performs Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet Opus 34 and Marc Mellits’ Black for Two Bass Clarinets. Also in the line-up: Duo for Violin and Viola by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Joining James are Andy Brown on...
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Albuquerque a Showcase for Queer Film

Save the dates for the 10th annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 28-October 7. Hotel Andaluz is a proud sponsor of the event, one of the largest film festivals in the state and one of the top GLBT film festivals in the Southwest.  This year’s fest promises more than 100 features, shorts, &...
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Downtown Albuquerque’s Going Green

Wind turbine atop Silver Garden Apartments downtown Albuquerque Anyone else notice that downtown Albuquerque is going green? From the wind turbine atop the Silver Gardens Apartments, to the Alvarado Urban Farm, and the solar thermal panels that heat the water here at Hotel Andaluz, seems everyone is getting on board with sustainability. At Hotel Andaluz, we’re proud to be a leader in downtown Albuquerque’s movement towards eco-consciousness and...
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Gorgeous and Green

It’s not easy being green, but we’ve managed to pull it off! Hotel Andaluz was the winner in the sustainable building category at the recent Sustainable Business Summit, held in Albuquerque, NM.  Hotel Andaluz captured this honor because of our LEED Gold certification.  In fact, we’re the only LEED-certified hotel in New Mexico, and one of only two LEED-certified...
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Biking ‘Burque

Eco-friendly tourism at Hotel Andaluz At Hotel Andaluz, we are always looking for ways to encourage sustainable travel. As part of this ongoing effort, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Routes Rentals & Tours to offer biking options for guests, including the interactive Andalusian Adventure Tour, a “then & now” historic tour that features some of Albuquerque’s unique landscapes, architecture and...
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