Sunday, February 1, 2015

What Santa Fe Hotel Hosted The Bachelor 2015?

Santa Fe, the City Different, was all excited about hosting an episode of the TV show, The Bachelor. The Santa Fe episode premiers tomorrow, February 2nd.
Romantic La Fonda in Santa Fe

Fans of Santa Fe may be disappointed, however. Rumor has it that ballooning footage was filmed in Albuquerque (which is not Santa Fe).

The crew bedded down at Buffalo Thunder Resort, north of Santa Fe in Pojoaque (which is not Santa Fe).

So what will viewers see of beautiful Santa Fe? They will be able to catch a glimpse of the historic La Fonda, the backdrop for the Rose Ceremony.

When Santa Fe was founded in 1607, official records show that an inn, or la fonda, was among the first businesses established.

The current La Fonda was built in 1922 on the site of the previous inns. In 1925 it was acquired by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, which leased it to Fred Harvey.

Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda
Overlooking Beautiful Santa Fe
From 1926 to 1968, La Fonda was one of the Harvey Houses, a renowned chain of fine hotels.

Today’s La Fonda boasts service and artistic detailing with an eye to the history of the hotel while offering modern conveniences such as wireless Internet, spa services, and Santa Fe culinary delights using fresh, locally grown ingredients. 

There is a pool and hot tub, rooftop bar, lounge with live music nightly and top of the line pillow-top mattresses and down pillows. La Fonda is clearly a Santa Fe mainstay, geared up for the discriminating luxury traveler.

They are offering fall in love-themed packages as La Fonda is now, more than ever, “a place to fall in love.”

La Fonda is a  “must-do” when anyone visits Santa Fe. It is just off the Plaza. If you opt not to stay there, you can enjoy lunch, dinner or one of their signature Margaritas at La Plazuela, just off the lobby, or at the Bell Tower Bar with the best view of the city ever.