Redefining hospitality in Santa Fe.
It’s a Santa Fe revival!
Santa Fe is an alluring year-round cultural, culinary and outdoor destination with extraordinary history. This has not gone unnoticed by the hospitality powers at Drury Hotels, who have brought together a creative team of design and restoration talent to establish the first full-service experience in Drury’s line. On a coveted Santa Fe site steeped in history, this project is nothing short of a downtown renaissance! Marion Hall, completed in 1910, and the old St. Vincent Hospital building, designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem in the early 1950s, have been transformed—yet colorful memories of the past are carefully guarded. Drury Hotels has made the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe a hallmark of adaptive reuse, repurposing and redesign. The end result is an exquisite example of Territorial Revival architecture that includes such updates as a solar-panel system that provides hot water for the hotel and pool. Forty percent of the site is devoted to open space with pedestrian walkways and gardens, and there is 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and retail and gallery space.
Opening in August 2014, Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe offers 182 deluxe rooms inspired by the Spanish missions of New Mexico and authentic Territorial style. The rooms are modern, spacious and light-filled with spectacular Santa Fe views. Many rooms have fireplaces and balconies, with a distinct design feature of sliding barn doors to separate bedrooms and living areas.
The hotel’s new restaurant, Eloisa, will open this fall, overseen by award-winning chef and Santa Fe native John Rivera Sedlar. Working most of his professional life in Los Angeles, Sedlar has become one of southern California’s most successful and best-loved chefs. Declared the “Father of Modern Southwest Cuisine” by Gourmet Magazine and “Chef of the Year” by Esquire Magazine, and known primarily for Latin fusion style, Sedlar will add his Southwestern flair to the Eloisa mix. His culinary vision and creativity are a perfect fit for the revitalized energy that Drury Plaza Santa Fe brings to this property. Boasting some of the best views anywhere in the city, the rooftop bar, Alto, is adjacent to the pool (heated year-round), and will be the site of celebration of and reverence for Santa Fe visitors and locals, alike.
While Drury Hotels is well established on the national level, it’s obvious that the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is a particularly nurtured project for them. Already, the management has taken proud steps to sponsor organizations and events unique to Santa Fe such as The Santa Fe Opera, the Lensic Performing Arts Center and Pancakes on the Plaza. As excitement wells in anticipation of the grand opening of the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, locals and visitors can take satisfaction in knowing that this new business will honor Santa Fe by caring for and celebrating its history and style, by offering important training and excellent jobs to community members, and by providing travelers with world-class lodging, service, amenities and a culinary experience as distinct as our fair city. The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe embodies renewal on every level.
228 East Palace Avenue