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The Hotel Andaluz Story

We are proud of our work in restoring the Hotel Andaluz to its former glory. Placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the hotel was meticulously restored and updated by us using cutting edge technology and an eye to bringing new life to one of the Southwest’s iconic buildings.

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The Origin of the Name of "Andaluz"

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Andaluz – short for Andalucian – evokes the passion and pride of the region of Spain that has inspired the hotel’s décor and architectural style. The four interlocking A’s of the logo reflect an adaptation of classic Andalucian tile. Look for the logo in the traditional Andalucian arch that graces the hotel’s public spaces.

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Our Rich History

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Hotel Andaluz has a rich history in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Only the fourth hotel ever built by Conrad Hilton, Hotel Andaluz was returned to its former glory in 2008.

Aerial view of Hotel Andaluz in the 1950s
historic black-and-white photo of the hotel lobby
Servers at the original Hilton

Our Historic Timeline

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June 9, 1939

– Property opened As Hilton Hotel
– First hotel in New Mexico constructed by New Mexico native Conrad Hilton
– Cost $700,000 to build
– Built by the Greer Family’s construction firm
– Designed by architect Anton F. Korn
– Originally built with 176 rooms, it was the tallest building in New Mexico at the time it opened
– First building in New Mexico with air conditioning


Property Sold by Hilton, renamed Hotel Plaza


Property sold again, named Hotel Bradford but never opened


Property sold again to Southwest Resorts. A major renovation reduced the property to 114 rooms with four suites


Re-opened as La Posada de Albuquerque


Placed on National Register of Historic Places


Property purchased by Albuquerque investor and renovations began to restore hotel and preserve its history


Renamed Hotel Andaluz


Ibiza is chosen for the new roof top lounge


Grand Reopening of Hotel Andaluz


Hotel Andaluz joins the Curio Collection by Hilton

Awards & Honors

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We’re proud of our many awards. From being one of only two GOLD Leed certified hotels in the US to our Condé Nast top hotels of the Southwest, we take our stewardship of the environment and our guests seriously, and it shows.

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Hotel Andaluz main entrance exterior photo with awning and sign. Original brickwork
geometric stained glass wall in the hotel lobby

Our Awards & Honors

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AAA Four Diamond Award

Hotel Andaluz is proud to have received the AAA’s Four Diamond Hotel award. This prestigious designation by the 51 million-member travel club makes Hotel Andaluz part of an exclusive collection of hotels. Of the nearly 60,000 hotels and restaurants evaluated in North America, just 3 percent earned the Four Diamond rating.

LEED Gold Certification

Hotel Andaluz is the first historic hotel in the Southwest to receive the coveted GOLD environment certification and only the second in the entire United States.

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2016 and 2017 Winner Certificate of Excellence

2016 Conde Nast, Top 5 Hotels in the Southwest

Selected as One of Condé Naste Reader’s Choice Top 5 Hotels in the Southwest

Heritage Preservation Award

As a recipient of the Heritage Preservation award in the Architectural Heritage category Hotel Andaluz was able to both preserve historical elements of the property and gain LEED certification.

Earth Minded Award

Hotel Andaluz received the 2011 Earth-Minded Award for its contribution to advancing sustainable design in the in the hospitality industry and was recognized as the first green renovation of a historical hotel in the United states.

1984 – Placed on the National Register of Historic Places

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places

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