Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, has introduced new activities for groups and completed a $2.5 million renovation to its reception area, living room and other public spaces. Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon now offers wellness options ranging from walking meditations and chair yoga sessions to a guided appreciation circle for team-building and personalized scrub-making classes.

During Meet the Hotel Dogs, attendees have the chance to greet and play with pups who are at work with staff that day, ranging from Oreo, who is General Manager Herb Rackliff’s Newfoundland mix, Cannoli the Chihuahua, Bagel the beagle, Beau the dove retriever mix and Stubbs the Pomeranian among many others. “Being a pet-friendly resort, several of our team members bring their pets to work on a regular basis,” says Marketing Manager Jolene Mauer, “and we usually have anywhere from two to 10 dogs in our offices at any given time.”

New Mexico’s mountain towns provide an environment like none other—a mix of rich culture, artistic influences, and scenic beauty sure to boost your team’s creativity.

“It’s something that’s in the air, it’s just different. The sky is different, the stars are different, the wind is different,” noted American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe when describing the mountainous terrain of New Mexico. The renowned painter was captivated by—and for good reason—the Land of Enchantment, which reflects the intersection of cultures over the years. 

 

Recently, I wrote about Santa Fe, New Mexico’s new Sky Railway, which made me think about all the train tie-ins for groups in the U.S. Mountain West and western Canada. Several tourist trains offer special events that groups can tag onto and allow private rental of train cars, and there are venues and museums that celebrate the railroad’s front-and-center place in the development of the West.

 

As travel comes returns in many parts of the world, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2022 Star Award winners on April 26, 2022. The United States debuted 10 hotels, three restaurants and seven spas on the Five-Star list. In U.S. Mountain West towns with peaks, 12 hotels, one restaurant, and six spas landed a Five-Star nod.