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Published: 11/02/2012
Media Contact: Maresa Thompson, Marketing & Creative Director or 505-798-4380 Website:

Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Culturally Focused Community Partnerships

Hospitality company makes a difference with contributions to cultural non-profit organizations
ALBUQUERQUE, NM –In 2012, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. expanded our cultural initiatives. As a continuation of our tradition of supporting cultural preservation and advancement, we donate a portion of every room night to culturally and artistically significant endeavors. Our guests are also provided the opportunity to make additional donations to these unique cultural organizations.

  • Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town supports the renovation of the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town, one of the oldest surviving buildings in Albuquerque.
  • Nativo Lodge collaborates with the Southwest Association for American Indian Arts (SWAIA) by supporting programs encouraging the artistic work of emerging urban contemporary Native American artists.
  • Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe supports the Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association’s Los Maestros Program to share the knowledge of this community’s local history and culture with its youth to preserve Chimayo’s rich historical legacy.
  • Hotel St. Francis supports the restoration of the bell tower of Santa Fe’s San Miguel Mission Chapel, the oldest mission chapel in the U.S. through Cornerstones Community Partnerships.
  • Lodge at Santa Fe works diligently to bring our guests and the local community the very best in world-class flamenco, entertainment from the smaller communities of Northern New Mexico and Grammy-award winning Native American artists.
  • Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces supports the new Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla State Monument to help develop innovative educational programs, conduct oral histories, and prepare video presentations about Mesilla Plaza.

“We believe that preserving the unique authentic culture and heritage of New Mexico through these new cultural partnerships and other ongoing programs is essential for future generations.” Said Jim Long, CEO and Owner of Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. “We are honored and pleased that our support can make a significant difference to many cultural and arts organizations.”

“Heritage Hotels & Resorts has been a fantastic supporter of Native American art and artists.” Said John Torres-Nez, COO of SWAIA. “Our partnership has produced wonderful programs such as the Rising Artists Project where three up and coming Native contemporary artists were given an opportunity to create a studio and showcase their work at the Nativo Lodge. We look forward to continuing our efforts to increase opportunities for Native artists and increase the visibility of Native art throughout New Mexico.”

For more than a decade, Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has been supporting cultural and artistic ventures in New Mexico by featuring regionally inspired design, custom artwork, decor, cuisine, music and entertainment in our hotels. We also sponsor cultural programs and events, are actively involved in our in communities, support various organizations, non-profits and scholarship programs.

Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has emerged as a leading cultural entrepreneur in the State of New Mexico. The Company's focus in each of our hotel projects is to express the historic aspects of New Mexico's unique cultures to provide guests an authentic experience. When you stay in any of our one-of-a-kind properties, you encounter a distinctive story that celebrates New Mexico's rich, multi-cultural legacy. This is what makes us different.
We at Heritage Hotels & Resorts believe the preservation of our unique New Mexican cultural heritage is important now and for future generations and hope to share our inspiring traditions to enchant new visitors and old friends.
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