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Published: 06/19/2013
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Tom Garrity, 505.898.8689 tom@garritypr.com

Legendary Albuquerque Hotel Making Waves with Major Transformation

$5 Million Makeover to Kickoff Travel Season on Summer Solstice
Albuquerque, New Mexico – June 19, 2013 – Summers in Albuquerque are looking brighter thanks to a brand new concept slated to open later this month. Gemstone Hotels & Resorts today announced that the newly remodeled hotel at 2500 Carlisle NE (known most recently as Park Inn by Radisson Hotel) is now Hotel Cascada, an Urban Resort. The 290-room hotel with 26,000 square-feet of meeting space has undergone an extensive remodel, bringing a new tourism hot spot to Albuquerque.

Home to New Mexico’s only Urban Resort and largest water park, Hotel Cascada will offer guests the enjoyment and luxury of a resort, with the convenience and modern feel the midtown location brings. The Gemstone team plans to reveal Hotel Cascada to the public with a Summer Solstice celebration on June 21, showcasing the $5 million renovation.

The new Hotel Cascada will include recently updated guest rooms with new carpeting, flat- screen televisions and Sleep Number® beds. The lobby has also been improved with new carpet and the addition of the new Amped Café, a chic, modern eatery that serves Starbucks® coffee along with daily breakfast and quick bites. The ballrooms have also been upgraded with new carpet and elegant décor, making them an ideal venue for weddings and meetings. Additionally, Albuquerque’s most exciting new restaurant option, Altitude, an “elevated” take on fun, sports, and mouth-watering pub fare has recently opened in the hotel.

With the creation of a dedicated business wing, Hotel Cascada will be an ideal location for conventions and business travelers. The 75-seat auditorium is now equipped with new carpeting, attractive décor, and top-of-the-line technology. The ballroom, meeting and event space have also been upgraded with a completely new look and feel, making them an ideal venue for parties from 20 to 900 for weddings, fundraisers and business functions.
Hotel Cascada also provides a new fleet of vans for complimentary airport and area transportation, as well as full complimentary access to Midtown Sports and Wellness, Albuquerque’s finest fitness club, located next door to the property.

The Hotel’s re-envisioned outdoor Courtyard will feature an outdoor fire pit with seating, two sparkling fountains, a putting green and meditative areas for the guests' enjoyment, along with reception and event space. Gemstone has also improved Hotel Cascada’s water park venue with sustainable physical improvements, which features New Mexico’s only FlowRider surf machine. A newly created “beach” area will provide water park guests a place to relax, creating a true Urban Resort; the perfect southwest escape to meet, work, relax and play. In addition, three new party rooms adjacent to the water park will provide ample space for birthday celebrations and other special events.

Headquartered in Park City, Utah, with offices in Stamford, Connecticut, Gemstone is a full-service management company that specializes in luxury and upscale hotels and complex resorts. For more information about Gemstone, go to www.gemstoneresorts.com.
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