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Entry doors featuring the water serpent Avanyu, designed by Tammy Garcia, reveal the lobby and bronze sculpture “Oneness” by Joe Cajero at Hotel Chaco.

Hotel Chaco, located in the new urban Sawmill district directly north of Albuquerque’s historic Old Town, beckons to adventurous travelers seeking authentic, original experiences.  The brand-new resort is, without question, one of the most unique hotel properties in all of New Mexico. 

The bronze sculpture “Oneness” by Joe Cajero welcomes guests into the main lobby.

This premier hotel features unique room layouts designed by world-famous architecture firm Gensler, and authentic interior design with an incredible collection of contemporary Native American New Mexican artists’ work on display.

Level 5 rooftop bar.

What we like most about Hotel Chaco is its inspiration.  The property eloquently pays homage to Chaco Canyon, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site in northwestern New Mexico that hosted a very advanced civilization thousands of years ago.

View from Level 5.

Throughout the hotel, guests will discover contemporary art by prominent Native American artists.  Cylindrical clay vessels by Roxanne Swentzell, Lee and Flo Vallo, and Robert Tenorio, encircle the rotunda overlooking the lobby portico. The lobby’s centerpiece, a bronze sculpture by Joe Cajero entitled “Oneness,” peacefully dominates the lobby.  The entry doors, featuring the water serpent Avanyu, were designed by Tammy Garcia.

Elements of stone and wood contrast with contemporary material on the rooftop patio.

Hotel Chaco also offers luxurious features and world-class amenities including a stunning modern rooftop restaurant and bar with 360-degree views.  Elements of stone, wood, and earth contrast with contemporary materials of metal, concrete, and glass, creating a juxtaposition of ancient and modern. 

Hotel lobby bar.

Both Old Town and the emerging, hip Sawmill District offer travelers an array of activities and dining experiences that are within easy walking distance of the hotel. 


Photos by Ken Amorosano.