November 12, 2010
Historic architecture and contemporary comfort—just what the doctor ordered.
Seeking a prescription for relaxation? Check into this boutique hotel in Albuquerque’s former Memorial Hospital, built in 1926. Outdoor spaces make it ideal for events, while personal touches give it the flavor of a B&B. Among the amenities are rooftop yoga, a fitness center, a hot tub, meeting rooms and complimentary gourmet continental breakfast in the parlor or outdoor dining terrace. Done in a fresh, modern style that complements original details such as windows and clay tiles, the 74 guest rooms include 15 suites and three cottages. In keeping with the hotel’s nostalgic mood and National Register of Historic Places status, the rooftop Apothecary Lounge serves artisanal, Prohibition-era cocktails with views over the mountains, downtown lights and old Route 66 below.