“Other property highlights include the bright blue doors throughout the property that welcome attendees while warding off evil spirits, according to New Mexican tradition.”
Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, a collection of independent hotels across the world, recently announced its debut in two different markets: Coral Gables, Fla., and Santa Fe, N.M. The brand took over properties—Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel and La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa—because of their distinct local representations of the destinations in which they reside.
The 157-room Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables debuted after undergoing an $18 million renovation, designed to reflect the history of Coral Gables. The existing vaulted ceilings and grand staircase in the lobby are matched by a new stained-glass window and oversized Murano glass chandeliers. Plus, guest rooms feature dramatic hanging lamps that drape down from the ceiling. Groups can take advantage of the Game Room, which features billiards, tabletop shuffleboard and video games. Seasonal events such as rooftop yoga, meditation and tea ceremonies will also rejuvenate attendees between meetings in the property’s 23,000 sf of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
More an artful resort than a hotel, La Posada de Santa Fe features Southwestern decor in each of its 157 guest rooms—no two of which look alike. The property was one of the first places that exhibited the work of local artists before art galleries were established in Santa Fe, and the hotel still maintains a professionally curated gallery of American art. Other property highlights include the bright blue doors throughout that welcome attendees while warding off evil spirits, according to New Mexican tradition. Situated on six landscaped acres, the property’s gardens also feature roses that were initially grown back in the 1880s when the original owner, Julia Staab, first planted her own rose garden.
“La Posada de Santa Fe is an ideal fit for the brand, providing guests with a true sense of place, an immersion in local art and a decidedly independent experience in a remarkable destination,” says Lori Strasberg, vice president of Global Brand Management for Tribute Portfolio.