Albuquerque’s Historic Hotel Andaluz Celebrates 75th Anniversary by Giving Back to Local Non-profits

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Albuquerque's Andalusian-themed boutique hotel will honor each decade of its history by giving back to local non-profits during the property's summer and fall monthly events, including Operation Wounded Warriors, the New Mexico Art League, Agora Crisis Center and Susan G. Komen.

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It is an honor for us to have the opportunity to support non-profits in Albuquerque as part of the celebration of our 75th Anniversary. --John O'Hara, General Manager

The Hotel Andaluz announces the celebration of 75 years of business this year by giving back to four local non-profits in Albuquerque for July, August, September and October 2014: Operation Wounded Warriors, the New Mexico Art League, Agora Crisis Center and the local branch of Susan G. Komen. 10% of proceeds from food and beverage sales at monthly, themed events honoring the hotel’s anniversary will go toward each non-profit during their designated month.

*July 2014: Operation Wounded Warriors
Operation Wounded Warriors New Mexico provides health and comfort items to the service men and woman recovering from injuries sustained though their participation in the armed forces on the United States.

July Event: July 26: The 70s & Disco. Cocktail of the Month—Watergate

*August 2014: New Mexico Art League (Art Appreciation Month)
Founded in 1929, the NM Art League is an all-volunteer board providing visual arts education to adults and children. Workshops and other events focus on personal enrichment and opportunities for self-expression while providing a solid foundation in the fundamentals of artistic methods.

August Event: August 30: The 80s & Prom. Cocktail of the Month—Pretty in Pink; guests are invited to post their 80s pics on the Hotel Andaluz Facebook page, and the photo with the most likes will win a night’s stay at the hotel. A prom King & Queen will also be crowned and receive a night’s stay at the hotel.

*September 2014: Agora Crisis Center (National Suicide Prevention Month)
The Agora Crisis Center provides a safe place for New Mexicans to get help for the prevention of suicide.

September Event: September 27: Party Like Its 1999. Cocktail of the Month—Y2K

*October 2014: Susan G. Komen (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.

October Event: October 31: Halloween. Cocktail of the Month—Black Widow

“It is an honor for us to have the opportunity to support non-profits in Albuquerque as part of the celebration of our 75th Anniversary,” said John O’Hara, General Manager. “We chose these non-profits for their dedication to the Albuquerque community.”

Constructed in 1939 by Conrad Hilton and opened as a Hilton hotel, one of only four in the country at that time, the building was the first in NM to have air conditioning and an elevator. Adding to the hotel’s glamour factor were guests such as Elizabeth Taylor, Nicky Hilton and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The property was purchased in 2005 by local real estate investor and designer Gary Goodman, who paid $4 million for the downtown Albuquerque establishment and spent $30 million refurbishing it to its current Andalusian-themed glory. With care to restore old murals, fixtures and the elevators, the property’s 107 rooms were also outfitted with “smart technology,” which turns on or off heat, AC and lighting if guests enter or leave the room. 70 solar panels on the hotel’s roof heat 60% of the hotel’s water, and extensive recycling is standard for the property. It is the only hotel in the Southwest that is both on the Historic Registry and has a Gold LEED Certification.

Hotel Andaluz also boasts a new restaurant on site, MÁS-Tapas y Vino, led by Chef James Campbell Caruso (nominated 8 times for the James Beard award, Best Chef of the Southwest), who is known for his culinary treasures La Boca and Taberna in Santa Fe. Additionally, the hotel has outdoor dining and cocktails in the upper level bar, Ibiza.

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