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Aug 1, 2017
Santa Fe Property Once Known for French Restaurant to See Construction of new Hampton Inn
An abandoned, overgrown 1.8-acre site in southwest Santa Fe will soon see the construction of a four-story hotel branded as a Hampton Inn.
Members of the Santa Fe Planning Commission have unanimously approved the 56,000 square-foot project, which will house 91 rooms.
The new hotel will go up at 3430 Cerillos Road on property that was once the home to Chez Renee, the first French restaurant in Santa Fe, which was opened in 1957 and remained a popular eatery and nightclub into the early 1970s.
After Chez Renee and a subsequent seafood restaurant closed, the property was never again used for commercial purposes.
Construction of the new hotel will follow the demolition of two one-story houses on the property. The site is already commercially zoned.
Owned by Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc., the Hampton Inn brand currently has more than 1,900 properties across the country, including nearly two dozen in New Mexico.