'Jeeves' at your service at Santa Fe property

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SANTA FE -- The Hotel Santa Fe is expanding.

The property will debut the Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe on Aug. 31.

The Hacienda is a 35-room resort that will be set apart from the main body of the Hotel Santa Fe. However, the two will be connected via a covered walkway.

The Hacienda plans to distinguish itself from its 128-room sibling by offering high-end amenities not available at the Hotel Santa Fe.

All rooms will have a corner fireplace, 10-foot-high ceilings, Southwestern-style furnishings, a 27-inch television and a humidifier.

Perhaps the most upscale element of the Hacienda will be the personal butler service available to guests.

Butlers will greet guests, handle their check-in, escort them to their rooms, unpack luggage and press and hang up clothes.

They will stock the room with flowers as well as a selection of food items requested by the guest.

Butlers also will perform concierge duties such as making reservations at local restaurants and securing tickets for shows.

They will keep a record of guest information and special requests to accommodate guests on return visits.

The Hacienda is meant to appeal to "high-end corporate and incentive clients [as well as] leisure travelers with incomes in the $150,000 plus range" said Susan Brown, director of sales for both properties.

"Everything is very customized to the client, and it is all high-end. It's very separate and set apart [from the main property]" Brown said the new property is attracting interest from Hotel Santa Fe's repeat guests.

"Our affluent guests are attracted by the intimacy, and the difference in rates doesn't bother them," she said.

According to Brown, pre-opening business has been good and many group and leisure clients have already made bookings.

She believes the Hacienda will do well because it offers amenities that upscale travelers will not find at other Santa Fe properties.

Hacienda and its sibling are Native-American owned by the Picuris tribe and are managed by the Santa Fe Hospitality Group.

The new building, designed in Pueblo-style architecture, will be decorated with Native-American art and vintage photographs.

Continental breakfast, which is not available in the main hotel, will be served in the Hacienda's top-floor lounge.

For meeting planners, the Hacienda will offer 1,050 square feet of meeting space. Catering service and audiovisual equipment will be available.

Other amenities available to guests at both properties include a pool and hot tub located outside the Hotel Santa Fe, twice-weekly lectures by Santa Fe historian Alan Osborne and tours of Picuris and other Native-American pueblos.

Through Oct. 26, nightly rates start at $239 for a Hacienda Fireplace room, $309 for a Hacienda Fireplace suite, $399 for the Sleeping Deer suite and $459 for the White Buffalo suite. All rooms are commissionable at a rate of 10%

For reservations or information about the Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe or Hotel Santa Fe, call (800) 825-9876.

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