Hotel Andaluz: The Nexus of New Mexico’s Past & Future
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 hotel in 1942. The luxury penthouse where they stayed still bears the star’s name.
First sold in 1969, the hotel was known as The Plaza throughout the 70’s, became La Posada in the 1980’s, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
In 2005, the property was sold to Albuquerque businessman Gary Goodman for $4 million, and underwent a $30 million green renovation, taking care to preserve its historic character and cultural significance. It opened as Hotel Andaluz 2009 as the only LEED certified hotel in the state and one of only two historic LEED certified Hotels in the entire country.
At Hotel Andaluz, we take pride in our vivid history, while forging a sustainable, eco-friendly future. Visit us to experience the very best of yesterday and today.