Ben Tutt, General Manager of La Posada de Santa Fe, has hit the heights of hospitality with his recent election as President of the Santa Fe Lodger's Association. The election follows two years of management excellence from Tutt at the AAA Four Diamond-rated property, which occupies six beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Santa Fe.
"I'm excited to be heading the Santa Fe Lodger's Association and look forward to continuing its efforts to move the hospitality industry forward in our community," Tutt said. "I have been pleased to be able to work closely with a strong and stable management team over the past two years at La Posada de Santa Fe, and have always been impressed by the longevity of my associates and the vision they bring to the hotel. Their collective talent has given me the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with management professionals from across the hospitality industry in New Mexico."
A fifth generation hotelier, Tutt has a lifetime of expertise to draw upon-much of it earned prior to his arrival at La Posada de Santa Fe in 2010. Tutt grew up at the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which had been run by his family since 1918. After earning a Masters Degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, he worked his way through three Wyndham Resorts, becoming General Manger of Wyndham Martineau Bay Resort and Spa in 2003. He was also Managing Director of The Reefs in Southampton, Bermuda en route to Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe Lodger's Association is a monthly forum that encourages hoteliers, restaurateurs and other hospitality-associated professionals to meet and discuss issues and activities affecting their industry. They work to guide and strengthen the efforts of the local Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, and tourism efforts through mutually sponsored events, coordination between destinations, and communication with hospitality-focused organizations such as the New Mexico Lodging Association, the Albuquerque Lodging Association and others.
About La Posada de Santa Fe
La Posada de Santa Fe combines artistic beauty and legendary history creating a true artistic oasis in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The AAA Four Diamond-rated address features enchanting adobe-style architecture, vibrant artwork and a lavish spa. Located near Santa Fe Plaza, the property offers easy proximity to the city's best shops and art galleries. La Posada de Santa Fe is nestled on six historic landscaped acres and features 157 Casita-style guest rooms including 30 suites, with traditional viga and latilla ceilings, local artwork, stylish furnishings, contemporary technologies, and, in many, kiva fireplaces and shady patios. There are several dining options onsite such as: Fuego, an AAA Four-Diamond-rated fine-dining destination; The Patio Restaurant serving Southwestern fare; and cozy bar, Staab House. The Spa and Salon at La Posada de Santa Fe offers eight treatment rooms, a Eucalyptus steam room, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of gardens and mountains. Conference and event space from immaculate ballrooms to intimate venues are available. www.laposadadesantafe.com.