Historic Hotel Paso del Norte, Autograph Collection Opens After Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation

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The elegance of 1912 lives on amidst the mountains of El Paso

Adding to the elegance are beautifully preserved features that flourish throughout the hotel such as a Tiffany-style, stained-glass dome ceiling that reaches 25 feet in diameter.

“Once in a great while, you happen upon a place that captures time and everything that is good about life,” said Carlos Sarmiento, General Manager of Hotel Paso del Norte. “That’s the feeling people experience at Hotel Paso del Norte. It’s not just an escape, it’s a celebration of living.”

The doors to 1912 are reopening with the highly anticipated renovation of the historic Hotel Paso del Norte, Autograph Collection. After nearly four years and a multi-million-dollar renovation, the 351-room luxury hotel is welcoming locals and travelers to a destination where modern-day luxury inhabits a setting of history and culture. Here, panoramic views of the Franklin Mountains and terraces that overlook the glow of the Mexican border provide a distinct sense of place. Amidst birdcage light fixtures, inspired lounge areas offer retreats, while a thriving culinary scene bursts to life with El Paso’s most extensive list of wines and tequilas, and each room offers a private world of leisure.

“Once in a great while, you happen upon a place that captures time and everything that is good about life,” said Carlos Sarmiento, General Manager of Hotel Paso del Norte, Autograph Collection. “That’s the feeling people experience at Hotel Paso del Norte. Here, everything that is good about life abounds: impeccable architecture, exquisite dining and drinks, friendly people, and the comforts of luxurious amenities. It’s not just an escape, it’s a celebration of living.”

Hotel Paso del Norte’s story aligns with that of the region. Originally opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1912, the hotel was known as the “Showplace of the Southwest.” It was the vision of prominent local businessman, Zack White, to create a first-class hotel that would attract people to the Southwest. He partnered with Trost & Trost Architects of El Paso and Andrews & Company of New York to put form to his vision, ultimately creating a destination that has stood the test of time.

Guests in the early 20th century would drink libations while watching the Mexican Revolution from the hotel’s storied 10th floor. Today, travelers and locals savor the hotel’s elegance while exploring the charms of downtown El Paso or conducting business at the neighboring Judson F. Williams Convention Center. While the hotel is a business, leisure, dining, and event venue unto itself, it is also walkable to entertainment venues, a minor league ballpark, museums, additional restaurants, parks, and the downtown streetcar system.

Lavish amenities include the 10th-floor rooftop pool, boutique, cigar bar, fitness center, and upcoming spa that includes a state-of-the-art salt therapy room. Adding to the elegance are beautifully preserved features that flourish throughout the hotel such as a Tiffany-style, stained-glass dome ceiling that reaches 25 feet in diameter. In the hotel’s front plaza stands an eight-foot, restored bronze statue of Mexican General Pancho Villa welcoming U. S General John J. Pershing—a nod to the history of the region.

The hotel’s signature offering is a distinct culinary scene. Drink and dining options capture the defining flavor of El Paso with pre-prohibition style cocktails in its famous Dome Bar, enchiladas rolled with handmade tortillas at Sabor, hand-cut steaks and a world-class wine list at 1700° Steak House, and house-made gelato and freshly made baked items at Dulce. Menus will evolve throughout the year to offer seasons’ best from the Texas mountain and basin region.

Hotel Paso del Norte’s centuries-old tradition of hosting the city’s finest meetings and events will also continue into the next century. 33,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space includes a private board room, private dining spaces, and elegant ballrooms with old-world décor with original chandeliers.

To ensure the utmost amenities in safe dining and travel, Hotel Paso del Norte is among the world’s first hotels to open with a virus-killing air filtration system throughout the property. Its state-of-the-art Plasma Air system has been shown to kill 99% of bacteriophage in the air after 10 minutes of use. Common areas, bars, restaurants, hallways, ballrooms, meeting rooms, spa and fitness rooms, and all guest rooms utilize the filtration system.

To enjoy the next generation of Hotel Paso del Norte, book your stay at http://www.hotelpdn.com.

About Hotel Paso del Norte
Built by acclaimed Trost & Trost Architects in 1912, Hotel Paso del Norte is debuting a multi-million-dollar renovation. Here, every guest feels the soul of El Paso through luxurious amenities, culinary offerings, and refined service. Three restaurants, 351 beautifully appointed guest rooms, and 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space welcome locals and visitors with timeless elegance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Paso del Norte has preserved more than a century of architectural treasures including the restored bronze statue of Mexican General Pancho Villa and U. S General John J. Pershing; the 25-foot Tiffany-style, stained glass dome ceiling; and the revered 10th floor overlook where people would gather to safely watch the escapades of Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 180 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founder’s vision, making each hotel singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit http://www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or follow along to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,300 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 134 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program with 141 million members globally. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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