Photo credit: Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
Hotel Chimayo and Food Tour New Mexico Offer the Ultimate Santa Fe Experience
**Full Disclosure: My husband and I received a two-night stay at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
Hey Foodies and girlfriends, listen up!! The ultimate experience (food, massage, shopping, sipping wine or cocktails and relaxation) awaits you at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe!
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe and Food Tour New Mexico (www.foodtournewmexico.com) have partnered to create a unique trip that combines the best in New Mexican food, spa treatments, shopping and relaxation. Guests staying at Hotel Chimayo will now be able to participate in a detailed walking food tour and classes in the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe. Visitors will participate in cooking and mixology demonstrations, first hand stories from the chefs and bartenders and sample signature dishes from the cities famed restaurants.
“We created these Food Tours as a way for visitors to New Mexico to have a more memorable, hands-on experience,” explains Nick Peña, owner, Food Tour New Mexico. “Santa Fe is known for our great food and by partnering with Hotel Chimayo we can now offer those guests a truly one-of-a-kind trip.”
Along with the Food Tour, Hotel Chimayo guests will receive wine and a cheese plate to share in room, a 15% shopping discount at over 100 of the top stores and galleries in the Plaza through a Local Treasures card that is given to them upon check in at the hotel. A $20 credit to Nidah Spa located in Hotel Chimayo’s sister property, Eldorado Hotel & Spa (www.Eldoradohotel.com) is also given to each guest.
This package is offered now through December 31, 2014. It includes 2 nights in luxury accommodations at Hotel Chimayo, which is located one block from the historic plaza of Santa Fe. Groups can book and request adjoining suites and rooms, based on availability. Guests will receive a bottle of wine and cheese plate, discounted tickets to Food Tour Santa Fe, $20 Spa Credit and 15% off Local Treasures Shopping Card. Pricing starts at $199.
Looking for an interesting side trip? As a Foodie, you might also want to visit the quaint town of Chimayo. One of the things the town is best known for is the Chimayo Chile Pepper, a mild robust flavored Chile. Chimayó’s authentic food and Northern New Mexico cuisine are based on this Chile pepper, which appears in time-tested recipes handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. You will see these peppers for sale as well as on door wreaths throughout the area. Before you leave New Mexico, I guarantee you will have experienced this Chile on or in something!
During your stay at the hotel, you should definitely check out the Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar inside the hotel.
Inspired by Jack Parson and Carmella Padilla’s book, Low ‘n Slow: Lowriding in New Mexico, this unique hotel bar and lounge is the ideal spot for relaxing with authentic New Mexican food and drinks. The distinctive lowrider style is evident in the diamond-tuck upholstered seats, hub caps and creative photos, while tables made of chromed chain-link steering wheels decorate both the outdoor patio and indoor dining area. Specialty cocktails crafted by our professional mixologists add to the atmosphere and help create an unforgettable car-themed experience.
The bar’s hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 2 pm to 12 am
Friday – Saturday: 2 pm to 1 am
Sunday: 2 pm to 11 pm
About Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Founded by Jim Long in 2005, Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a collection of culturally distinct hotels in New Mexico and is the largest independent hotel brand in New Mexico. Through their architecture, interior design, landscaping, cuisine, art, entertainment and music, Heritage Hotels & Resorts provides guests with a very rich, authentic, cultural experience. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town and Nativo Lodge are located in Albuquerque, NM; Hotel St. Francis, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe and The Lodge at Santa Fe are located in Santa Fe, NM; Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is located in Las Cruces, NM; and Palacio de Marquesa is located in Taos, NM. Each Heritage Hotel donates a percentage of its revenue to cultural causes. The company and its affiliate companies provide over 1,500 jobs in NM. You can find Heritage on Twitter at @HeritageHtls or on Facebook at Facebook.com/