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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pastries… so Yummy!

Our favorite part about the holidays is hands down the desserts… We just love them! A fan and staff favorite around here is our Pumpkin Cheesecake Puff Pastry and Chef Andrew was kind enough to share the recipe. So if you’re looking for a last minute dessert to make for your holiday celebrations, this is a yummy twist in...
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Happy National Recycling Week!

Did you know it’s National Recycling week? It’s true, National Recycling Week is celebrated November 12th through the 18th. All of us at Hotel Andaluz are big on being as lean and green as possible. Did you know we are the only full-service LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) Certified hotel in the country? We do as much as...
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Art in Action at Hotel Andaluz

Art in Action While Santa Fe and Taos are sometimes referred to as the mecca for the arts in  New Mexico. Did you know Albuquerque boasts an art scene that equally rivals the northern towns for visitors and locals to soak in? That being said, we at Hotel Andaluz are really excited to announce our partnership with the Harwood Art Center for...
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Hotel Andaluz Voted Among Best in the World in Conde Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards

We just received some exciting news and it is all because of you! Hotel Andaluz was awarded a “Reader’s Choice Award” by Conde Nast Traveler. The 2012 awards were rated by a record 46,476 readers voting on hotels, resorts, and cruise lines around the world. The Hotel Andaluz team is thrilled to receive this recognition and we are so...
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Art, Science, and Technology Come Together at ISEA2012

ISEA 2012 in Albuquerque, NM ISEA, the International Symposium on Electronic Art, is an annual event showcasing and celebrating the blending of art, science, and technology. Organizer of the event, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international nonprofit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among organizations and individuals working with art, science, and technology. ISEA International defines “electronic art”...
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one for the Bucket List

ballons1 Besides Bugs Bunny’s missed left turn, Albuquerque is probably best known for hot air ballooning. Each year in October, hot air balloonists from all over the world, their crews, and balloon enthusiasts of all stripes descend en masse upon the Duke City for the world’s largest hot air ballooning event, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Started in 1972, the...
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Zozobra: Santa Fe’s Original Burning Man

Zozobra Zozobra, aka Old Man Gloom, is a Santa Fe tradition that kicks off the historic city’s annual Fiesta celebrations. Each year on the Thursday following Labor Day, a 50 foot marionette and gloomy effigy, goes up in flames before a crowd of 20-30,000 onlookers in Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park. Decked out in his traditional white robes, only the...
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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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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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New Mexico’s 100th birthday

andaluz_0440_hilton As we celebrate New Mexico’s 100th birthday, it’s fun to look back on the incredible history of our own hotel. Built in 1939 by famous hotelier Conrad Hilton, this space has been host to historic events, home to many a celebrity and the site of countless weddings and other special occasions.   Did you know Conrad Hilton and Zsa...
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