February 16, 2011 Hotel Andaluz, Lifestyle Hotel of the Year, has expanded to become the mecca for entertainment in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our Albuquerque Hotel has dancing and entertainment in two venues every weekend – Ibiza and Casablanca.

Ibiza, a roof-top bar and patio, has Eastern views of the city directed at the Sandia Mountains. Djs entertain guests every weekend. Adjacent to the patio bar is Alisa, a VIP room reserved for private parties of up to 20 people. Guests of Ibiza can order from the tapas menu and the specialty cocktail menu. Ibiza opens at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and hosts guest djs on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m.-close.

Casablanca is Hotel Andaluz’s new 2,100 square-foot, industrial chic show room and is located adjacent to the lobby, featuring the latest in high-tech acoustics and sound as well as fiber optic lighting, beautiful custom arches, unique custom furniture, and banquette seating. Casablanca is open Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. to close. Entertainment features regional live music and rotates between jazz, blues, salsa, and tango. Plans are to expand to comedy, theatre, open mic, and country/two-step nights. Guests can order food in Casablanca as well. In addition to weekend entertainment, Casablanca can be rented for private events, lunch or business meetings, and weddings.

Our luxury hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico offers three other places for people to relax, private Casbahs in the lobby, the Mezzanine, and the Library, which offers a wide variety of reading material. Additionally, the Mezzanine hosts work by local artists available for purchase and display cases with previews of the area museum’s collections.

“The Hotel Andaluz is unique - from our Andalucian, yet contemporary architecture, to constantly changing entertainment and four-star dining,” said Jim Bradbury, Hotel Andaluz General Manager. “It's all these attributes that continue to have the Hotel receive national accolades.”

The weekly entertainment schedule can be found on the hotel’s website at: http://www.hotelandaluz.com.

Hotel Andaluz is managed by Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a full-service management operating company that specializes in luxury and upscale hotels and resorts. Gemstone Hotels & Resorts manages properties all over the country including the Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills and the Carlton Hotel in New York City. They are experts in seamlessly blending effective management with hotel luxury, creating uncommon results in their management partnerships. For more information on Gemstone Hotels & Resorts go to http://www.gemstoneresorts.com.