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"Hi Desireé, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with NAFSMA’s Annual Meeting. We really appreciate all that you did to make us look good and the way you all work together as a team! For our side, it really really helps. The rooms (meeting and guest – were wonderful (heard no complaints at all about rooms – which was wonderful). Also having our leadership on the terrace level helped so much and they really enjoyed it so much – our members and spouses were well taken care of at all times and that helped so much to create such a positive attitude. Thank you so much for making that happen. Please let us know if we can provide any recommendations to interested folks for future meetings. Happy to write up something for you.” Susan Gilson, Executive Director, NAFSMA
"Hi Jenny, I wanted to say thank you again for your excellent service and support of our conference event. Your diligence and flexibility made my job so much easier. The venue was a highlight for our attendees, and many asked that we return back in a few years. Overall the service at the hotel was amazing." Maureen Foerster, Director of Institutional Memberships & Meetings Textbook & Academic Authors Association
“I want to thank you and your team for what most of our members are calling the best conference yet. It was truly a pleasure to work with everyone at La Fonda. The food and service were exemplary and significant factors in making the event successful. Although we may never have the chance to return as a group we will heartily recommend La Fonda and I am sure many of us will be back of our own accord.”Many Thanks", David Cooper Stairbuilder's and Manufacturer's Association
"Jessica, Thank you for everything. You work at a magical hotel. Thanks for sharing it with us for the few days we were here. Everything was great. The banquet was terrific. Your docents were wonderful. We could have spent a long time with them. Thanks again", Jerald Fox, Museum of Nebraska Art
"Anne, Richard, Steve and Lorie: I am quickly writing various email thank you's. Each of your teams of volunteers and or employees were fantastic. The night was absolutely marvelous. The rave reviews, happy guests, Harvey Girls, dinners, servers, volunteers, table lay-outs, auction and auction items, were by all accounts the best ever. Check in and Check Out fantastic! Food-hot and delicious too. Wine plentiful. Auctions lively and fun! We will each be talking. I just wanted to acknowledge to each of you "a job very well done." It's been an absolute pleasure working with you all, I believe we made lots of money to keep art in our children's lives. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks," Connie Axton-ArtSmart
"I worked with the key personnel at LaFonda for 1.5 years for my high school's 50th reunion. Everything at the hotel exceeded expectations. The service was out of this world. Whether it was getting upgraded rooms, setting the menu, audio visual, hospitality suite, concierge services, music in the bar, etc. In one case we could not get a restaurant to answer so the concierge walked over and got the reservation. The food at our banquet in La Terraza ballroom was excellent. Not hotel food but food like you would have at home or one of your favorite restaurants. We did a one hour free docent tour of LaFonda and the history is just amazing. From the bellman to the General Manager, this hotel is outstanding. Interfacing with the Sales manager and the catering department was a real pleasure. If you want to plan a major event with a hotel that exceeds expectations go to La Fonda on the Plaza." Glenbrook North HS Reunion
"My group stayed at La Fonda last week and I wanted to extend a Thank You to you both! We had a lovely time. I also appreciate the BEAUTIFUL room and delicious amenity you provided. I thank you for your hospitality. The hotel staff was amazingly friendly and accommodating. Extend my compliments to them all. Thanks again! Shelly, Krell Institute
"Ed, thanks for making the arrangements for my wife and I to stay at your hotel last week. We really loved staying at La Fonda and had a great time. Thanks again for your hospitality…..all the best", Bill C. Briscoe, Chief Industry Relations Officer, HelmsBriscoe
"My group is all back home. They all want me to let you now how much we enjoyed La Fonda and Santa Fe. We knew we would have fun because we always do, but Santa Fe was so much more than we expected. Everything was perfect! Thank you for your help coordinating our accommodations". Jane, Orange High School Reunion
I just returned from the Marriott in Norfolk, VA, where we had a week-long meeting for nearly 200 people. All week long, I was truly missing you, Vickie, Josh, and Rohelio(spelling(?)). We had to have this meeting in a military town due to some of the sessions, but those of us who had been in Santa Fe kept saying, “They’re sure not like La Fonda, are they?” Janet E. Deaton, CGMP
"Hi, Lorie. Thanks so very much for all of you efforts on our behalf. Our SCORE event went without a hitch of any kind, food was perfect, service was seamless and delightful. You are such a professional, such a credit to La Fonda and to this community. Plus you were great at talking me down from the ceiling! Once again, thanks so much for everything". My best regards, Marcia Swain SCORE
"Jenny, it was a meeting that our attendees will be talking about for some time. We always stay in nice hotels, but your staff was unequaled with their attentiveness and caring attitude toward our “diverse” group. The weather was AMAZING! It was good for everyone to be able to get outside and walk around the city, have a great meal, and enjoy the beautiful architecture. It made a huge difference in their well-being over the two-week period. I also appreciate how well Vickie worked with our KBRwyle/Raytheon arrangement the second week. Everyone “made it work”, and I truly appreciated that. I am sure other meetings will start thinking seriously about Santa Fe, now that we’ve opened that possibility to them. Thank you for everything." Janet E. Deaton, CGMP, KBRwyle
"The arrangements were perfect for our dinner last Thursday night. I cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts in putting this event together and coordinating all of the last minute changes. All of the staff were professional and the service was exemplary. You have made this event a really great experience and I look forward to working with you again next year on an even bigger event! Thank you so much" John Mulcahy Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corporation
"Your hotel and staff are amazing. Of all the hotels we have been to for meetings and have eaten at this week, you are the most organized. We are always on it. And the food is great." DLENM Conference
Hi Vickie, I wanted to send a big THANK YOU to you and your wonderful staff. We couldn't make it through last week without you, truly. Please send our love and thanks to Rojelio as well. He was wonderful!
"I wanted to make sure you knew that on our LPC debrief today everyone was raving about the food and beverage. The quality of food, the accommodation of dietary restrictions, etc - everything was flawless! Again, thank you so very much for your over and above service last week. It was truly a pleasure working with you! " Sincerely, Megan, The Linux Foundation
"Thanks so much for helping to make our Nonstoichiometric Compounds conference so successful. The staff at LaFonda are treasures. Last night the group applauded the chef and the servers. You are so fortunate to have such a thoughtful and competent staff. Although we did not have the anticipated number of participants, those who came thought that the conference was superb and the venue was magnificent. Since we had so many participants from Germany and Japan, none of them had visited Santa Fe before and totally loved it. Again, many thanks and I hope to be working with you again." Best regards, Barbara
"I want to thank you for your assistance in making the forty-first American Historical Print Collectors Society conference a great success! Sxty-one of our members attended the meeting and everyone was thrilled and had a memorable stay at La Fonda. I received so many positive comments about the service and friendliness of the staff at La Fonda. I would also like to point out that the two dinners we had as a group at La Fonda were amongst the finest food we have gotten at our meetings, especially the Saturday night dinner. I was honored to meet the chef on Monday and thank him personally for the quality of the food. Your service to AHPCS is greatly appreciated, that same appreciation as stated above goes to the entire staff at La Fonda on the Plaza. I know the next time I am in Santa Fe, La Fonda will be my first choice as a place to stay Sincerely, Robert L Newman, Immediate Past President AHPCS"
“Thank you so much for last week! Everything went so well. We didn’t have a single issue. Your staff is so professional and easy to work with, it made my job easy. “ Dede, Family Assistance Foundation
"THANKS!!! Everyone loved the retreat, and everyone (literally) commented on the La Fonda. This is the 10th retreat, the others were held in: LA, Denver, ABQ, Phoenix, Honolulu, Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Excelsior in Missouri, and in San Diego. None of the other hotels matched the"feel" of the La Fonda. It somehow manages to feel comfortable, elegant, and unique. The level of attention to detail with all of the craftsmanship and art along with the western casual results in a place where quality does not intimidate, and where all of our attendees were more open and engaged with each other, resulting in a new high standard for our event. Next year is Seattle, 2018 is Toronto, both organizers could not imagine how I pulled it off. The credit went to me, but you and Stephanie were the ones who deserved it. I has been a joy to work with you." ABQ Church of Christ. Keith
"The La Fonda hosted our 300+ Porsche cars event with even a few seven-figure cars and discerning travelers from as far as Australia and Germany. They were an outstanding hotel staff who became like-family in some cases. No request was too small. No time too late to help us with any guest's need. The room was plush, stylish, and unique. I loved my view down on the square where artists and craftsmen gathered to sell their wares. The food was flawless, parking secure, finer details all accounted for. Shops were just right for the area. I loved the history, and full-disclosure, my parents stayed here over 50 years ago. Stephanie led it all, and Rogalio was the man to make it all perfect. He was unflappable. Stay here if in Santa Fe. Hands down." JJPuck, Washington DC
"Ms. Kimball, thank you for the wonderful experience that is La Fonda. The hotel “family” is unlike any other. I love spending time there, it’s my home-away-from-home. I was the conference organizer for the second annual Building Creative Communities Conference, held at La Fonda November 4-6." Julie Blanke, NM MainStreet.
It was an absolute pleasure. We really enjoyed the evening and everyone had nothing but great compliments for everything from the food to the décor. Thanks again!" nambé, Tracey Smarsh, Director of Retail Sales
"On behalf of the University, the Physics department and everyone in attendance, thank you for an amazing dinner party on October 29th. Our guests and hosts were amazed by the beauty of the hotel, the professionalism of your staff and the flavorful bounty of food. I personally want to thank you for being so accommodating throughout the whole process. We will be recommending La Fonda to everyone visiting the Santa Fe area." Warmest Wishes, University of Colorado Boulder
"Lorie, First of all, I wanted to say THANK YOU (once again) for everything that you do to make our course a huge success!! All the staff at the La Fonda (especially yourself and Rogelio) are exceptional to work with! You are the reason our course runs so smoothly each year and makes my job so much easier!! I can't thank you enough for all that you do! You are such a wonderful person to work with!" Regards, Dorrie Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, UNM
"Things have finally calmed down enough for me to sit down and offer my sincere gratitude to you and the wonderful staff at La Fonda. Our meeting was a grand success and we owe much of that to all at La Fonda. From the moment we entered the garage and were greeted by the friendly staff who assist with parking, the bellman who were so gracious and welcoming and to the housekeeping and wait staff who made you feel like you were the most important person they had met that day, it was a great experience to stay at La Fonda."
I must especially thank the reservation staff and the front desk staff who were so accommodating throughout the planning and the execution of our meeting. As you know, having a block of rooms reserved and working with the folks calling in is not a simple task. I heard from several of the attendees that La Fonda’s staff was the friendliest they had ever had the pleasure to deal with. They were also very pleased with the renovation of the hotel and thought it was just beautiful. Of course, you ladies and the catering staff, especially Rogelio and Mauricio made it feel like I was home again. Everything was outstanding and we could not be happier about our stay at La Fonda." September, 2015 - With thanks and blessings, Menice Santistevan, PT&C
"Our group met at La Fonda last week and the experience was terrific. Thank you to all the staff that made it that way. From the meeting rooms, to the meals, to the hotel rooms – it was a great experience. We would recommend it to anyone. We will be back someday!" September, 2015
Sincerely, Ben Brock President and CEO, Astec Industries, Inc
"Just wanted to drop you a note, thanking you for the great hospitality I experienced the two weeks I was at the La Fonda. I can’t think of another place I would rather spend two weeks away from home. I appreciate Stephanie Scrimshaw, Jenny Cintron, Rogelio Guitierrez along with Jose from the Set Up team and Javier, who I believe works under Rogelio. All of the staff was outstanding and I regret not getting the names of a couple of others.I did not have the first complaint from any of the attendees about the La Fonda or the staff. Of course I don’t count the complaints about its too cold or too hot. That happens everywhere. Pleasing over 100 doctors over two weeks is an accomplishment, I can assure you. Please thank your staff. Hope to see you again next year. August, 2015
Regards, Hugh Simpson, Director of Operations, iiCME
"I wanted to let you know how efficient and accommodating Jessica has been through the entire process of booking our charity¹s AGM and accommodation at LaFonda. This has been no mean feat as we have had charity staff traveling not only from the USA but also Sweden, Finland and the UK too (with changes being made on, it felt like, a daily basis!). Throughout all this Jessica has remained calm and business-like and her prompt and helpful responses have made my job so much easier. It is so rare these days that I felt you should know how much we appreciate this excellent service.SoŠ compliments to you and LaFonda for having such a great member of staff our Chief Executive is currently staying and she also emailed me to say how lovely Jessica is!" June, 2015
Best wishes, Sue PA to Chief Executive, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
"The fundraiser at La Fonda was both enjoyable and successful! Thank you and all the La Fonda staff for your skill and hospitality in helping make the event a most pleasant one. You all helped us in both small and large ways . . . and always with a "let's figure out how to make this work" attitude. All of that is most appreciated. You will be included in the newspaper thank you we will put in the New Mexican in the next week or two. I suspect that we may be approaching you to explore planning next year's event again at La Fonda."
"I would like to thank you for providing a conference setting which was so well functioning and pleasant that many of our program committee members came to me personally to express their desire that we do it at La Fonda again in 2016! Speaking for myself, the menu in La Plazuela was so good that we will be back to have lunch when we're downtown. And of course the Concierge level room was just magnificent. We have moved around a lot, but this is the best experience we've had."
"Top of the morning, Jessica. Overall, it was a very favorable workshop experience being based out of the La Fonda Hotel for my staff and the students. You and the La Fonda staff were always available to handle any last minute request, and always with a positive attitude and smile! I remain impressed with your attentiveness to the smallest details. I will definitely use the La Fonda Hotel for future photography workshops! Many thanks Jessica, for making my photography workshop a memorable experience during our stay at your charming hotel!"
All the best, Randy
"Hello Desiree, I would like to “thank you” for your kind welcome to La Fonda Hotel. It has been a wonderful experience. Thank you and the staff for the wonderful fruit basket. I so much appreciate your kindness. Everyone is very much enjoying their stay and looking forward to starting the conference this afternoon. We have one of our best turn outs is what I’m hearing."
Thanks again, Gladys
"Thank you, I so appreciate how you take care of me. You probably treat all of your guests this way, but I still feel like I AM SPECIAL!! Love your hotel, and tell everyone I know about you guys!"
"Just a short note to follow up on our La Fonda event. The food and service were absolutely flawless. It was a finicky, fancy crowd of folks and they all vociferously praised the food and hotel's style and service. Thanks again for making this special for us and for being so generous on event costs!"
"I have been involved with this conference, and the others sponsored by our committees, for 22 of the last 25 years, although this was my first opportunity to organize the meeting. Based on conversations with past chairs, you, Stephanie, and La Fonda have treated us like royalty, far better than other hotels, other years, and other chairs, and we appreciate it."