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Pagosa Springs, CO
750 North St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
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The Conference Setting
The Lodge at Santa Fe, the host hotel for the Conference, offers breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and downtown Santa Fe. The beautiful "Santa Fe Style" Radisson recently underwent a $6 million renovation; it has gardens and a large patio pool where the FADE IN Welcome Party will be held, great gathering places in the bar and restaurant, and a setting for the SCSFe Actors Choice Awards Wednesday evening on the stage of the acclaimed Benitez Cabaret Room.
Inspired by the ancient and legendary building traditions of the Anasazi, the The Lodge at Santa Fe stands atop the hills of Santa Fe paying tribute to the ancient culture. This incredibly beautiful, recently renovated hotel is just minutes from the historic Plaza and is the closest hotel to the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera. This unique "Santa Fe style" hotel features beautiful perennial gardens and event courtyard, chapel, a spacious outdoor pool and spa and fabulous dining. Enjoy spectacular entertainment in the acclaimed Benitez Cabaret Room as well as Santa Fe's hottest new hilltop lounge.
Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy the lights of Santa Fe or the magnificent glow of the sunset on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as you experience the exciting and diverse menu at Las Maņanitas, Santa Fe's only hilltop restaurant and lounge. Start your evening with tapas. Enjoy main courses including Spanish Cordon Blue, Roasted Pork Loin or Seafood Paella. Top off dinner with a decadent Spanish Custard or Chocolate Pinon Torte with a Tequila Cream Sauce. Experience Las Maņanitas, a wonderful taste of New Mexico.
The Lodge at Santa Fe is just minutes away from Santa Fe's renowned Plaza, one of America's oldest "shopping centers." Since the early 1600's, Native American jewelers, artists and craftsmen have displayed their wares in front of the Palace of the Governors. The surrounding area boasts some of the country's finest shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. Complimentary transportation is provided by the hotel.
Click here for directions to the Lodge at Santa Fe or visit the Lodge's website at www.lodgeatsantafe.com .
The Spirit of Santa Fe
"There is a dramatic dialogue here between Mother Earth and Father Sky. Its language is visual, in the form of double rainbows and surreal sunsets. Its language is olfactory, with everpresent piñon and cedar scents, musky autumn chamisa and fragrant spring lilac. And its language is auditory, with whispering soft breezes, booming thunder, and the sweet silence of a snowfall. So eavesdrop on these conversations and enjoy. See the azure blue sky and the magical quality of its light that inspired Willa Cather, Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams. Feel the proud morning sun that D.H. Lawrence felt, and walk the earth that has sustained Native American potters for centuries. Within an hour's drive of Santa Fe you can visit ancient Pueblo ruins or explore the birth of the atomic age. Indulge your senses with scores of quality galleries, museums, restaurants, and musical venues. And before you retire each evening, gaze upon the Milky Way and recover a sense of newfound adventure and mystery."
- Jack Copeland, Founding Member
About Santa Fe
Nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, this ancient and historic city dates back to the late 1500s. For the past 100 years Santa Fe has been a cultural mecca, attracting artists and writers the world over. The celebrated diversity of "The City Different" draws from Spanish, Indian, Mexican, and Anglo influences. With more than 150 galleries it is arguably America's Number One art market, has been rated by Conde Nast as one of the top three travel destinations in the U.S. and is considered one of the country's most romantic cities.
Movies & Santa Fe
Santa Fe was chosen as the principle location for dozens of famous films including Silverado, Wyatt Earp, Hi-Lo Country, Wild, Wild West, City Slickers, Red Sky at Morning, All the Pretty Horses, Wild Hogs, and No Country for Old Men.