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"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Mean, every fire safety suppression get all the patios up to 80 a code. I mean it. It was just walls. I mean, every everything else we had to put in place. Yeah, that's great. Well, for those of you that might not know. And this some of you who do Alan Al felt was the developer behind They're bringing back the wonderful La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, another of the old railroad hotels. That's actually so. Yeah. Yes, we haven't touched on yet Is that the cast innate awas, one of the Fred Harvey hotels from that era of the American travel by train and all and Fred Harvey had so much to do with the spreading of hospitality and high culinary standards. And all of that. Through the west. Gosh, meals around the late 19 late 19th and early 20th centuries and drive my history right here. Yeah, that's that's absolutely right. Yeah, Yeah, I mean, a pioneer of hospitality in the American Southwest. This was one of the gym projects that it was the first rail side hotel. It wasn't the first Fred Harvey house, but it was the first hotel that they put on the rail tracks. And then everyone Following followed suit. So our hotel is a little smaller than all the other. You know, great Fred Harvey hotels of the rail yards, but it was the first one. How many rooms does the hotel have today? Today we have 16. We have four more that we're working on. Those were really close to being finished s 0 16 upstairs and four downstairs. Those will be King suites. And they should be done inside the months. Well, that's great. Well, folks, you know, it's gonna be wonderful Retreat, whether you're in Santa Fe or you're coming from someplace much farther away, but just a grand place to.

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"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"I think in the life and worlds in New Mexico, um it's really It's really great for the people who have known them were lucky when I When I met all these people, you know, Winslow is not far from New Mexico, But it was like a whole separate world of people who love Fred Harvey and I went to their hotel now the people kind of altogether. So the The then on Friday at 6 P.m.. We're doing a really interesting talk. So it turns out there's one Fred Harvey Hotel left in New Mexico that no one realized still could be saved. So we've watched the while Fonda coming back to amazing life and all the work that Jenny Campbell Barbara Felix did to it. Obviously, the cast in ADA is now gorgeous. But there is a Santa Fe railroad from Harvey Hotel in Clovis. No called the grand quiver era, which I actually until I met the people who were speaking. I'd only ever seen a picture of it with a big fence in front of it. And we had always been told every year, People would ask. What's the deal with this? I know it must be about to fall down. And the Clovis Hotel is really interesting because the Clovis hotel with part of transcontinental air transport so before planes could fly across the country, they flew during the day and then people got off the planes and went on trains at night. And so the second favorite or was involved with that, and people would take a train overnight from Wayne Oka, Oklahoma to Clovis. Have breakfast and clovers. Then get on a plane to Winslow. These were hopscotch across the country, and lots of famous people went there in Clovis and So, but you know, no one's been in that building in a million years. So the people from Clovis Main Street, a woman named Lisa Pellegrino Spear we've been working with is going to show us the first stuff. Pictures. And video inside the Grand Calvera and Vera and to talk about what can be done with it because they finally gotten some money to start clearing that area out. And just like Again. This is what happened in Las Vegas a couple years ago, and now look at it. Maybe this could happen in Clovis as well. So that's going to be a great talk Saturday. We we do every year we have Harvey family members. Don't stop. We're gonna take a break. It's a modern media finger. But you have no, I'm giving it to the good finger. Now I had a question A brilliant question. Somebody just texted me. Is any of this going to be recorded and available afterwards? Because it's all going to be absolutely where it'll all be available live and if you register for it You can view the recording whenever you want. Perfect, all right. It'll be a while before it's put up free for the public. We want people to register. I got drunk they can. If they can't watch it, they will get a zoom link to watch it whenever they want. We'll come back. We'll finish the lecture. Then we'll get to the auction. Then we'll talk about some other things. But first of all, tells about The sole survivors. Who are the sole survivors, Stephen. Okay, So the sole survivors are Richie and Charley angry who I worshiped as a young kid like dancing at camp dances, Songs press Way to your art, which is the first great blue eyed Philly soul song. And then later in my life, I got to meet them and I'm actually worse friends with them. One of them recently passed away, but This song is the beginning of Philly sound All those OJ song all those Harold Melvin, the Blue notes songs, Teddy Prendergast that all started with this on Expressway to your heart, which was written by Kenny Gamble, who went on to start Philly international records. And it's a great It's still one of the best filly songs ever. Stephen in another life used to be a music critic as well. See how much you learned here on the radio 32 minutes after three.

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"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"There were so many people waiting in line to hear them that they had to give the same talk at four. And so we realized there was there were a lot of people who were interested because there were a lot of different entry points. Some people were interested because of foodie history. Some people were interested because the Fred Harvey company basically control the Native American art business, right? From the turn of the century up through the 19 forties. All the train think about all the train people. Right. There's all theirs. All people who are interested in Santa Fe Railroad itself, and there's a lot of trained people. And so we've We've kept this going all these years. And, of course, up till this year. We always had the friend Harvey Weekend in Santa Fe, right. Basically all summer. We've been planning for it to be in Santa Fe and in Las Vegas and worrying about how Cove it was going to affect this and whether it would be safe to try to put it on. Put any part of it on. In person in New Mexico, and we kept these decisions open for a pretty long time because Again. We're tryingto be there for the people who want to come and our partners are in the hospitality business in the hospitality business being yanked back and forth. And we want them to be able to come. So finally, a few weeks ago, we had to finally decide that the whole thing needed to be online. And so it is going to be online. So let's start with you still going to do the lungs is that people from all over the country can now watch it. People for Santa Fe can watch it on their computers. Watch it on their phones. And people all over the country who are interested in Fred Harvey, who haven't been able to come to the Fred Head weekend. Can come. So Fred had weekend. You've been to it you've you've worked with us before, and we've talked about this before, is usually a bunch of different lectures about subjects that come out of Fred Harvey and then a big dinner. At La Fonda. All of this raises money for the New Mexico History Museum. And that we do an auction of Fred Harvey related items. And there's lots of cool, you know, native art. There's there's things that came from La Fonda from back in the past. There's Membreno China, which is really wonderful. There's lots of books about Native American art. And there are hotel stays at all the different Fred Harvey hotels all to Bharat La Fonda, La Posada. Fascinating. So we're doing it all online and people could sign up. They can. They can listen to it. Watch it from wherever they want. People who sign up. If they miss any of the events, they could get caught, they get recordings of them. And so we're doing a full Fred Harvey weekend with seven talks. Go ahead. No. Keep that thought. All right. We'll come back. We'll tell people how they can sign up for the lectures. When we come back did electric and then we'll do the auction. Talk about Fred Harvey some more. And then we will venture off into some of the history that that Stephen.

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"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

06:36 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Off a best of show. It's a really good recent interviews on Monday, All right, let's go out to Philadelphia in the first capital of the United States and talk to Steven Freed, who's on Philadelphia today? He's a Fred head. He's also an author and a biographer. Steven. Good to see you on zoo man. Richard. Great to see you. And thanks for that soon from Nashville. Perfect timing for the election, Right? And we must be doing something right? You think we are I think right now it feels like we are. You know, I'm I'm a couple blocks down from where they're finishing the counting of Pennsylvania's ballots, and here in the place where America was born. The declaration was written in the Constitution was written and we're feeling like we helped today. Do you live in the historic part of Philadelphia? Ideo. I mean, my wife and I live like several blocks away from the Liberty Bell. If you had your choice, you live in Santa Fe. But you live in Philadelphia, you know, And I think, Stephen one time when we had you on. Maybe we're talking about rush me we're talking about. Maybe you're talking about Fred Harvey. I think you said Sometimes you're kind of amazed how little you know the streets in the historic parts of Philadelphia. Maybe I dreamt that No, it is true mean part. I think part of the reason that I ended up writing a biography of Benjamin Russia, so I could finally figure out what happened here, You know, you know, cause Santa Fe. Look, I love Santa Fe. I live in Santa Fe in my mind even when I'm Sitting here in Philadelphia, but you know, if you deal with a tourist area, sometimes people don't want to deal with the tourist area. So we have a tourist area where people go to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and all that kind of stuff. So You know, you get stuck behind horses and buggies and you have to fight off Benjamin Franklin impersonators and stuff. But I'm feeling pretty patriotic and pretty historically relevant today. All right, we'll get to that. And you don't mind talking about that. But let's talk about friend Harvey. First of all, sure. You're Fred Head describe what That malady is mostly about. Sure. So some people in Santa Fe in the area know that Fred Harvey company was a company that basically was the first major hospitality company in the in the in the nation, and they ran all the restaurants and hotels. On the Santa Fe Railroad, and they created a Fonda so people won't know the history of La Fonda. Fonda was a Fred Harvey Hotel, the cast of NATO hotel that was just restored in Las Vegas. Is a friend Harvey Hotel, the Grand Canyon Hotels, the South Rim, El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. Those air Fred Harvey hotels, and there were also Fred Harvey Union station Chicago unit Station. Was Fred Harvey, Kansas City, ST Louis. Obviously, the Albuquerque station was a huge friend Harvey Outpost Union station, Los Angeles. So Fred Harvey was amazing company that spanned it started in the 18 seventies. Oh, and it existed up through the 19 sixties and seventies. And it basically invented a lot of things that we take for granted, especially in the South West, because the Harvey companies who basically took care of people when they came to the Southwest, so As tourism became one of the major industries in the southwest, especially in New Mexico and Arizona that fell on the Fred Harvey company. So the friend Harvey company got involved the restaurants, hotels. It brought the food of New Mexico to the whole world, and it brought the food of the world into New Mexico. The Harvey girls that they hired on Lee single women to be their waitresses. They were the first major national force of working women and over 100,000 women between the 18. Eighties and the 19 forties had the opportunity to be Harvey Girls and travel all over the country working for the Santa Fe Railroad, and they also married all these local people made a lot of towns in New Mexico. They're founding families are people who work for the railroad who married Harvey Girls and settle down and settle those towns. So it's the influence of of the friend Harvey Company in New Mexico is something we continue to explore. It is the reason why the New Mexico history Museum, which is where I first started talking about Fred Harvey in Santa Fe has AH permanent exhibit of Fred Harvey material in the mezzanine between The floor. That's the really old stuff and the Fords really new stuff because Harvey and the railroad really represent that middle period that period in that from the late 18 seventies into the early 19 hundreds, when Santa Fe reinvented itself as a city different And the Harvey Company, you know, brought Santa Fe merchants and the Native Americans from the pueblos to the world's fair in 1915. Both in San Diego and San Francisco. So the Harvey company has had a really interesting relationship with New Mexico. And so it's not surprising that even though the company was in all kinds of different cities, and it was based in Kansas City, and later Chicago, the resurgence of fascination with Fred Harvey as a really interesting way of dealing with American history, especially The Southwest is really taking its place in Santa Fe and the New Mexico History Museum when it opened set out to have a Fred Harvey exhibit and brought me in because I happen to write a book about Fred Harvey. And Fran Levine, who was head of the museum then and Jenny Kimble, who's known raised a weekend for me in a April night of 2010. Having no idea whether people would be interested in it or not on I gave a talk at the museum. It was one of the many days with power went out in Santa Fe, so I gave half to talk in the dark with a flashlight. And then we had this wonderful meal at La Fonda, and it turned out that there were many more Fred heads than we ever realized. And what this event did was the people who There been people dressing up his Harvey Girls in Winslow, Arizona, who didn't know there were women driving dressing up Harvey Girls in Florence, Kansas, so It started to be this thing where people who were interested in Fred Harvey people who were interested in Santa Fe Railroad people heard Judy Garland because, of course, Judy Garland played a Harvey Girl in the movie, The Harvey Girls. People inside. A lot of different subjects started to come to Santa Fe. Teo to talk about this. We we had this weekend 2010. We did another one in 2011, and more and more people just came every year. One year Jenny Campbell and Alan Affeldt, who owns La Posada in Winslow, and now the cast in ADA in Las Vegas. Did a talk at the museum A two o'clock on the on a Sunday. There were so many people waiting in line to hear them that they had to give the same talk at four. And so we realized there was there were a lot of people who were interested because there were a lot of.

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"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

05:55 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Known as detours of Linda trying act will be here but starting us off is ed pulse of our the director of marketing sales room sales and all that it gives you how are you Richard man I'm always I'm always you're always happy to come on the show I will be on your show and and you're happy to promote where you work I love the phone I always tell people you know this is my thirty fifth year in the hospitality industry all in New Mexico I've been here eight years it's the best place I've ever worked okay absolutely the history the staff the people are long time repeat guests it's incredible the ambience the food the bar the music plays Uele the guestrooms you know you guys do you guys have it all and you're right on the corner right next to the only hotel located on the plaza then actually we on the sidewalk to you on the side on the sidewalk we have to keep it clear when snow and ice skate on their your actual job is doing what so is drug yes room eighteen rooms as director of sales or so nine on my team and were responsible for all of the conventions groups galas weddings events business meetings yeah business meetings could you know we do about almost forty percent of our business is convention or group you know like with during this session you would give us two minutes of believe Mexico association of realtors what a state associations especially during the session right so important part because you can't survive just on transit leisure business you got to have a group based we've got about twenty one thousand square feet of meeting space right you also have small meeting spaces and there's a small meeting space over the other side of plans Uele restaurant here yeah you have those been a complete no renovation of the small yeah yeah the Santa Fe room and the New Mexico room are part of the nineteen twenty six to twenty nine expansion that Burr culture he John gone mean did and anytime we renovate Barbara Felix who's our architect and designer the the attention to detail ties into exactly what those architects did so in the Santa Fe room really the only thing that wasn't historic was the floor it was a tile floor that was changed sometime over the years so they ripped that up and put this beautiful hardwood walnut floor piece by piece that is replicates what Coltrane coming did in that twenty six to twenty nine it's just spectacular those are those are great room for local businesses if you need a long table you want to bring twenty five people in for a for you know a breakfast meeting get out get out of you know get out of your building come here you have project you have a vehicle you know you'll do everything set up the room everything so people can just pop in and have a great meeting local businesses we do a lot of local needs but your contact you yes but you're in such incredible historic space it's not some typical hotel meeting room right right yeah with a curtain one Anderson manages a ballroom to your A. A. B. C. D. exactly like some goofy moving wall between ballroom well we do have an error while the big box itself is so magnificent okay you you brought up the the change on the floor to make it more authentic the new ownership here has has made that the real mission to renovate but also renovate not forward but backward to you know make it more authentic yes to stay you know true to what Coltrane gone mean did and actually this new ownership is out over five years now Mister Tober of two thousand fourteen but they're so committed to put money back into the property keep improving given us the the the product that we need to attract you know high end demographic because even when your historic you still need to have technology and you know high speed wireless internet things like a track all the amenities yes all right we bring americold during John Gunn meme and then of course we have to mention Fred Harvey this is Fred Harvey hotel also the fact yesterday doing a show at the state capitol one of my guests actually the last guest on the show yesterday was that a majority leader Peter worth whose family also has ties to John got me yes that was John coming with it what's his grandfather his wife's grandfather is watching right yes the city council right so you know it's it's also going to be the Fred Harvey house Fred Harvey came to US eighteen fifty three from what he was seventeen ended up in New York I worked at a spa restaurant called Timothy McNeil's fine dining in was a dishwasher and then end up being a line cook and ended up working for the H. two beacon Santa Fe in the eighteen sixties and seventies became afraid agent I think you realize along his travels every time you stop for food the dining experience was horrific in not ideal now let me open the first Harvey house restaurant eighteen seventy six in Topeka Kansas and the rest is history and rest is history brought a lot of history to the this brought brought brought the easterners to the westie Abhi did he introduced America to Americans especially native American history and culture which is a big part of all right so I mentioned that my philosophy is going to be here at two o'clock at least I think she is from restaurant week you are part of restaurant week we are part of restaurant we can you actually have the menu in front of I do have them listen up kids all right so west restaurant week in Santa Fe is a February twenty third to March first our dinner menu which is you know reasonably priced at forty five dollars per person.

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"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

05:56 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Known as detours so Linda trying to act we'll be here but starting us off is ed pulse of our the director of marketing sales room sales and all that it gives you how are you Richard man I'm always I'm always you're always happy to come on the show I will be on your show and and you're happy to promote where you work I love the phone I always tell people you know this is my thirty fifth year in the hospitality industry all in New Mexico I've been here eight years it's the best place I've ever worked okay absolutely the history the staff the people are long time repeat guests it's incredible the ambience the food the bar the music plays Whalen the guestrooms you know you guys you guys have it all and you're right on the corner right next to the only hotel located on the plaza then actually we on the sidewalk to you on this site on the sidewalk we have to keep it clear when snow and ice skate on their your actual job is doing what so as drug yes room eighteen rooms as director of sales or so nine on my team and were responsible for all of the conventions groups galas weddings events business meetings yeah business meetings could you know we do about almost forty percent of our business is convention or group you know like we've during this session you would be Mister minister believe Mexico association of realtors what a state associations especially during the session right so important part because you can't survive just on transit leisure business you got to have a group based we've got about twenty one thousand square feet of meeting space right you also have small meeting spaces and there's a small meeting space over the other side of plans Uele restaurant here yeah you have those been a complete no renovation of the small yeah yeah the Santa Fe room and the New Mexico room are part of the nineteen twenty six to twenty nine expansion that very culture and John gone mean did and anytime we renovate Barbara Felix who's our architect and designer the the attention to detail ties into exactly what those architects did so in the Santa Fe room really the only thing that wasn't historic was the floor it was a a tile floor that was changed sometime over the years so they ripped that up and put this beautiful hardwood walnut floor piece by piece that is replicates what Coltrane coming did in that twenty six to twenty nine it's just spectacular those are those are great room for local businesses if you need a long table you want to bring twenty five people in for a for you know a breakfast meeting get out get out of you know get out of your building come here you have project you have a vehicle you know you'll do everything set up the room everything so people can just pop in and have a great meeting local businesses we do a lot of local means better contact you yes but you're in such incredible historic space it's not some typical hotel meeting room right right yeah with a curtain one Anderson manages a ballroom to your A. A. B. C. D. exactly like some goofy moving wall between ballroom well we do have an error while the big box but it's the it's so magnificent okay you you brought up the the change on the floor to make it more authentic the new ownership here has has made that the real mission to innovate but also renovate not forward but backward to you know make it more authentic yes to stay you know true to what Coltrane gone mean did and actually this new ownership is out over five years now let's talk Tober of two thousand fourteen but they're so committed to put money back into the property keep improving given us the the the product that we need to attract you know high end demographic because even when your historic you still need to have technology and you know high speed wireless internet things like a track all the amenities yes all right we bring americold during John Gunn meme and then of course we have to mention Fred Harvey this is Fred Harvey hotel also the fact yesterday doing the show at the state capitol one of my guests actually the last guest on the show yesterday was that a majority leader Peter worth whose family also has ties to John got me yes that was Jon coming with it what's his grandfather his wife's grandfather is watching right yes the city council right so you know it's it's also going to be the Fred Harvey house Fred Harvey came to US eighteen fifty three from what he was seventeen ended up in New York I worked at a spa restaurant called Smith a meek mill's fine dining in was a dishwasher and then end up being a line cook and ended up working for the H. two beacon Santa Fe in the eighteen sixties and seventies became afraid agent one thing he relies on his travels every time you stop for food the dining experience was horrific in not ideal now let me open the first Harvey house restaurant eighteen seventy six in Topeka Kansas and the rest is history and rest is history brought a lot of history to the this brought brought brought the easterners to the west the abbey he did he introduced America to Americans especially native American history and culture on it which is a big part of all right so I mentioned that my philosophy is going to be here two o'clock at least I think she is from restaurant week you are part of restaurant week we are part of restaurant we can you actually have the menu in front of I do have them listen up kids all right so west restaurant week in Santa Fe is a February twenty third to March first our dinner menu which is you know reasonably priced at forty five dollars per person.

Linda director of marketing
"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Thirty eight minutes log in our last segment the last segment of my career we're broadcasting live from the lobby of love fund hotel beautiful downtown Santa Fe right on the plaza a hundred years old and two year twenty twenty two they'll dedicated an entire year's celebrating one and I'm one hundred years as love on on the plaza originally eight Fred Harvey hotel all right they have a wonderful store at the corner you come in the lobby I don't know if it's acceptable for the outside it probably it from the sidewalk if it is in the manager of the store it is called detours is here he she is Linda trying naked just to tell you up front if I have to do the last half hour she is scared to death she is taking I hate this but she was forced into it by management Lynn I understand you're petrified dry mouth you're shaking like a leaf and we continue or not we can continue okay I'm relieved because I didn't have to carry this entire thing itself for you be it all right the torch is that correct D. Taurus is just her asking not all right now there is just fine yep entrance from the sidewalk we've entrance from the sidewalk yeah we're getting so far we're doing okay we're on the busiest corner of the plaza you've been there for how long almost four years Peters is been open for how long a little over four years okay you're the manager the manager in the fire and the buyer yes all right what do you specialize in is it for local to come in and buy cool stuff or guests of the hotel to come in and buy a bottle of Petrone it's we have something for everyone a happy Petron including Petrone and crew including the special beryl for him Herradura we have lots of things that we've Santa Fe spirit so that we carry local products as well as the all time favorites okay right Hendrick's gin all right yeah so and you have scented candles if people need to you know I have a candle in there we are beginning in their bath room and take a bath in the in the hotel or at home we have a wonderful range of scented candles and we also represent Los pipeline us which is a one of the momentary historical property in northeast Albuquerque yeah so it's a wonderful marriage with our historical property here at the Fonda lots and lots a lavender yeah I mean how do you describe the tour de tour is is a gift shop but it's not a traditional gift shop like other hotels we represent many different vendors we're the largest purveyor of Pendleton products in northern New Mexico and we know that a lot thank you this is where is well sure to Lancaster in women's jackets towels accessories night chains yeah okay yoga mats the most amazing beautiful yoga mats with Pendleton patterns so that is a big portion of our our business we carry a lot of very books particularly focusing on history from la Fonda and and from Santa Fe as well as art books and artists that are are represented here in in town and then some fun ghost stories where the Fonda is mentioned particularly on the second floor and shirt yeah so we have a great correct there are spirits here right dozens of talked about that yeah the place is haunted speaking of which labradoodle apparently allowed in the in the lobby here look fine the dogs dogs are big big hearted look.

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

10:21 min | 3 years ago

"fred harvey hotel" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Hello Richard the region we're back yeah are we back on you know we are we're back on and and Jenny Campbell and I were just sitting here talking about you know about social issues in Santa Fe Jenny is the chairwoman of the board at the looks fine on the plaza where we're broadcasting right now the lobby live on on the plaza to mouthful but is the beautiful Fred Harvey hotel like Ginny said there's been something on this corner before was a corner before there were corners like the seventeenth century but a hotel here for almost a hundred years ninety eight years they'll be celebrating a sentry in twenty twenty so you talking about your role here the role of the hotel in Santa Fe in downtown Santa Fe in an you know you I'm sure you have to prioritize your your your your job in where you're gonna pay focus on you know to look at all but I know the things that are really really important you are things like art are things like design or things like the cultural aspects of this hotel you're now the chair woman of the New Mexico tourism commission you've been a member for a long time but now you're taking over the reins on that and though it is not used as much as it should be in my opinion that is also kind of preserving promoting not just you know the beauty of New Mexico but the story good and bad of New Mexico in this culture when you look at the history of of the Fred Harvey hotels in the west and all of these divergent cultures the came together and at times clashed that is also part of the story it is it is it is definitely part of the funding from the data in you know seventeenth century and eighteenth century in the nineteenth century and then the Manhattan Project we talked about that earlier with a dozen and and and with that pulls over about Robert Robert Oppenheimer like basically lived here in this hotel how much of all of that every day impacts you well I think that I keep that in the back of my mind with almost every decision I make because I mean you're talking about our deep rich history but think about today I know I don't want to talk politics but well we're going to bother with part of the problem with the border in the migrants I mean a lot of our employees are from different countries right so some of that clash and some of that culture we're experiencing right now much less back in the Manhattan Project days are back in the Fred Harvey days and you know it's hard it you know staffing wise it's hard it's hard because a lot of error you know a lot of our house our staff is what we call back to the house on the dishwashers the housekeeper isn't really the backbone of the organization and to get you know it's there tough jobs and we're on twenty four seven you know when people want to take vacations on Christmas and new years in the holidays that's one where the busiest and so you know it from trying to get staff fainter to fill those jobs X. specially with the problems federally with the border and immigration it's getting harder and harder to fill those jobs and it's not just the farmers all of the hotels and hospitality here and so when I look at what thinking about what you're saying from Fred Harvey and from the Harvey girls which came into effect because the it was mainly of staff the Harvey hotels by African Americans and the wild west of town ways were not treating them right which is part of the initiative to bring in the snow the women from the west because the Fred Harvey figured that the cowboys would be more kind and sympathetic to these you know young women here which actually worked very well but when you think about that and then you think about I'm thinking about today of how did of course it is for us to replace some of our employees because of the immigrant problem you know when I and then I stop and think Richard in fifty years what's going to be the problem of the day still I mean because one of the things I'm trying to do with this building is going to be a hundred years old I'm trying to set it up for the next hundred years and thinking into the future and it's kind of is kind of wild to think about what what will be the issues then rather so you're exactly right this is been a melting pot it will always be a melting pot but the but the history the culture the art you know we own our own art collection I pray to god that it never gets old we've never sold any of our original pieces and we're still collecting and you know fortunately we've got about a three hundred fifty thousand square foot building so I can usually find of our son got us out of war on Wall for something or somebody that we really want to represent and show so but it is interesting to think about what's going on in the last hundred years and what may go on in the next hundred years and how to kind of set the business up to be successful because things are changing so quickly in terms of social media in terms of Airbnb he's you know life continues to evolve and change and even though we're going to be a hundred years you know I feel like find is going to be evolving and changing and in a good way you know not was throwing out the history and the culture by trying to really highlighted in that's one of our points of differentiation in the market is our history and our culture and art and so on I think you can be all that and not be old and not be stodgy and I think it you know are if you look at our marketing you look at our website you look at our guest rooms you know that I'm very proud of I I think a lot of it is cutting edge and it's interesting to think about in terms of a historical tower how much do you know we talk about you being the chairwoman of the Turks and Kurds commission now which is a statewide effort regional effort to to promote tourism across the state how much are you working with the other hotel years here in Santa Fe associations to promote Santa Fe smoked flies Santa Fe to promote the ski industry to promote the new outdoor recreation division I I think we we partner with everybody all the time with Santa Fe tourism and Randy Randall shops with trend Jim Trier the cabinet secretary of tourism and all the hotels you know what they say a rising tide floats all boaters and I would really we feel like that and when we oversell we've walked people and so we've we've had great relationships with their neighbors across the street I mean people are happy I'm not saying one out of each strong competitors because we do really compete for the market share we compete for rate but we all need to work together and I have at least amongst other owners in the other management leadership teams I have never felt like anybody is trying to be unethical or you know I really feel like it's a good hospitality team here in in in especially in the Santa Fe region current confidence in the economy of Santa Fe we are aware of I just left our budget meeting where we're in we're budgeting up for next year and that's budgeting up from an all ready record year I mean the father's been very very lucky and we've been building and building and building our rates in our revenue every year and so we wouldn't be budgeting up next year if we didn't have confidence now we are also going to take on some more renovation projects which will impact our revenues but that's our decision that's not a a market you know decision right and so yeah I it we're we're confident you know we also have retail tenant he's here and so I talked to them all the time on how their business is doing so it's not just hotel I think we've got a broader kind of look and you know they get scared from time to time but all of them or wanting to renew their lease all of them are still stable all of them are wanting to stay in business so I don't hear the gloom and doom that you think of with retail you know because of the Amazons on the world and the of the world and all the online stores you know people still are supporting the mom and shop stores at least in Santa Fe or at least downtown you talk about collected works who would think an independent locally owned bookstore and they're doing a great job of it's just like Luke Casey across the street Maloof all of our tenants rocky Gorman who was in earlier you know I think we'll still like talking and still like feeling infield protection try and they also know that if there's a problem that the Senate sleaze the stores will be there to back it up and support it so all right your forty five second message for the people Santa Fe for the holiday season I would say we are so grateful and lucky to live in a town like Santa Fe holidays are magical here basketball court in the desk morning groan worthy but also one of the simplest ways to share a moment with your kids what the buffalo say when he dropped his son off at school I son.

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