• Take Breaks with Dogs & Wellness Activities in New Mexico

     
    POSTED March 4, 2019
     

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, has introduced new activities for groups and completed a $2.5 million renovation to its reception area, living room and other public spaces. Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon now offers wellness options ranging from walking meditations and chair yoga sessions to a guided appreciation circle for team-building and personalized scrub-making classes.

During Meet the Hotel Dogs, attendees have the chance to greet and play with pups who are at work with staff that day, ranging from Oreo, who is General Manager Herb Rackliff’s Newfoundland mix, Cannoli the Chihuahua, Bagel the beagle, Beau the dove retriever mix and Stubbs the Pomeranian among many others. “Being a pet-friendly resort, several of our team members bring their pets to work on a regular basis,” says Marketing Manager Jolene Mauer, “and we usually have anywhere from two to 10 dogs in our offices at any given time.”

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.