Hotel St. Francis
SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO
Discover the mystique of Santa Fe at the historic Hotel St. Francis.
Renowned for decades as the Southwest’s premier center of the arts, Santa Fe presents a rarefied canvas for every form of artistic expression, painting and sculpture, textiles and pottery, design in jewelry and decor, music, literature, and media, with an array of galleries and markets to showcase its collections. Santa Fe has had a wondrous artistic advantage with Mother Nature as its first and foremost creative artist. Her dramatic palette and impeccable natural landscape design created an impressive backdrop of picturesque Sangre de Cristo mountains, panoramic desertscapes, daunting canyons, and sculpted rock formations that have been the source of inspiration and interpretation from the earliest petroglyphs and pictographs shared by the ancients. All who have a divine claim of origin here or have later conquered and claimed this majestic setting as home, found an aura of reverence in the vibrant colors manifested in the land and its formations; in the sunlight and its dramatic displays at sunrise and sunset; in vivid skies, star filled or punctuated with imaginative clouds: a sacred arena of beauty to be portrayed and captured in every aspect of the arts, from past to present.
Famed for its compelling rich history, the story of Santa Fe originates with the Native culture, the traditions of storytelling, interpretive dance, and mythology, beautifully expressed in handcrafted textiles, pottery, and jewelry. Spanish conquerors and Franciscan Missionaries introduced religious art, ranching, adobe buildings and crafted furnishings. Strong ties to its Native and Mexican heritage as well as its natural setting have contributed significantly to its status as an artistic oasis and continues to influence the spiritual energy evidenced in the Santa Fe experience. Architecture, archaeology, and adventure prevail with dramatic canyons to explore with hiking, biking, and horse trails. Discover ancient ruins, weathered and preserved, visit thriving Native villages and their artisans, find simple beauty in mission churches. Santa Fe museums highlight centuries old cultural antiquities and colorful markets celebrate the historic Native American skills and designs in the handcrafted arts, music and dance. The culinary arts have soared with revisioned traditional cuisine, abundant eateries and popular annual festivals, feasts, and fiestas.
The historic Hotel St. Francis, named for the Patron Saint of Santa Fe, reflects its proud heritage of Santa Fe art and design throughout. Local artisans bring authenticity to its decor, with artwork, textiles, and handcrafted wood furnishings reminiscent of the Spanish missionary period. Uniquely blended with an understated elegance and elements of modernity, the ambience is warm and welcoming. Ideally centrally located in Old Santa Fe, the walking district famed for museums and galleries, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and Palace of Governors, boutiques, shops and markets, entertainment and restaurants abound. The Hotel St. Francis welcomes guests with relaxed comfort, helpful concierge services, and choice accommodations. The historic guest rooms, standard and deluxe, offer tranquility at day’s end, sumptuous sleeping options with king, queen, or full sized beds, baths with luxe amenities, cozy sitting areas, town or mountain views. The Cardinal Suite offers additional touches of luxury with one bedroom with tub and walk-in shower, living area with half bath, sleeper sofa, and private balcony. In room wine service offers your choice of sparkling wines, rose, white or red.
Dining at the Market Steer Steakhouse showcases the culinary skills of Chef Kathleen Crook, a native of New Mexico, whose talents emerge in re-visioning traditional favorites, Tex-Mex specialties, prime New Mexico beef dishes, and creative small plates.
While staying at the St. Francis Hotel and discovering the southwest charm, arts, and history of Santa Fe, the Secreto Lounge is the must have cocktail experience. Their award winning craft cocktails are sourced, “Garden to Glass”, a concept that they have taken to the next level of creativity and flavor sensations. Their cocktail creations blend freshest fruits, veggies, spices and herbs to tantalize taste buds and, with the addition of prime local spirits, bitters, and some unrevealed magic, are recognized around the world for best in innovation and cutting edge cocktail blends. Relax, refresh your spirit, and add this to your list of reasons to visit Santa Fe, #3 City in the US according to Travel and Leisure Magazine.