Walk into Eldorado Hotel & Spa and you’ll enter an age-old story of discovery. For centuries men have searched for the legendary city known as Eldorado - the City of Gold.
Promise of the fame, glory and, of course, treasure enticed thousands to search South American and Central America for this lost city. Its allure inspired literary geniuses to pen tales, poems and sagas about the city and the bold adventurers.
After conquest of the Incas of Peru and the Aztecs of Mexico, Spanish conquistadors set their sights on New Mexico, after learning about the fabled seven cities of gold that lay further ahead. In January 1540 Vasquez de Coronado set out from Mexico to find the fabled cities of gold. Despite their failure to find any cities of gold, history has shown this expedition to have been a journey of epic proportions. In little more than two years, Coronado and his men explored much of the Southwestern United States and visited all the major Indian villages in the region.
Our unique Santa Fe hotel and spa shares the story of Eldorado with a modern twist. In our historic Santa Fe hotel, the thrill of discovery is met with true reward.
The AAA Four Diamond Eldorado Hotel & Spa celebrates centuries of tradition and culture in a bold new expression of design and creativity. Here, luxury truly is found around every corner in the form of New Mexico art, New Mexico artifacts and details not to be overlooked. We've worked to enhance this true New Mexican experience with updates to our guest rooms, New Eldorado Grand Ballroom and the addition of our new non-denominational La Capilla de Oro wedding chapel.
Our open welcoming lobby entices visitors to enjoy themselves while experiencing expertly-crafted works of art and enjoying the latest culinary creations.
We're working with local business, Taycar Enterprises of Albuquerque, on a few hotel enhancement projects. Pictured is one of our custom designed chandeliers, which hangs in our new Eldorado Grand Ballroom!
The frame of the chandelier is aluminum covered with lexan. The brass squares cover the lexan and frame giving it its unique design.
Another local business, Southwest Creations, a non-profit organization, provides the hotel with many of our beautiful bedding items.
Our Santa Fe accommodations yield spectacular city views and the finest amenities. Our meeting spaces and party spaces leave nothing to be desired. And our new non-denominational La Capilla de Oro wedding chapel and wedding party areas will give provide couples a unique and stunning wedding day.
The design is simplistic and modern, with white porcelain flooring, modern white Kartell chairs, contrasted with a beautiful hand carved and gilded altar. Day lighting is brought into the space through asymmetrical windows on the right side of the chapel. On either side of the altar and the left side of the chapel are recessed candelabra shapes that are carved out of the wall that will permit LED lighting customization. A ceiling floats above the space with LED lighting around the perimeter to allow for further lighting customization. Brides can select any color that is complimentary to her wedding, whether it is a simple traditional gold lighting or something a little more vibrant colors such as purple.
As part of the updates and renovations to the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Heritage Hotels & Resorts commissioned artist Randy Barton to create more than 75 new original paintings to add to the newly updated guestrooms. Randy's artwork is a visual tool meant for educating the people. He explores the teachings from navajo creation stories to remind himself of how to find the answers & solutions to life's problems.
ELDORADO HOTEL & SPA COMMISSIONS NEW ARTWORK BY RANDY BARTON (press release)