Santuario by La Fonda

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The Historic Hotel Enters the Luxury Rental Market by Adding 26 Units to its Offerings 

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 28, 2023) – La Fonda on the Plaza is thrilled to announce Santuario by La Fonda, 26 luxury vacation rentals now part of the La Fonda portfolio. The luxury units include one, two and three-bedroom accommodations with sizes ranging from 340 to 2,440 square feet – all located near the hotel in Santa Fe’s historic downtown commercial district. After celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2022, the landmark hotel is pleased to supplement its current offerings by adding a completely new way for guests to experience La Fonda’s hospitality. The 26 units, developed by local Santa Feans Marc Bertram and Andy Duettra, were previously being managed by AdobeStar Properties.   

“The opportunity to assume the management of reputable and established vacation rentals so close to the hotel doesn’t come around often,” states Rik Blyth, Vice President and General Manager of La Fonda on the Plaza. “AdobeStar Properties has a long history of customer focused, community-driven engagement in Santa Fe. With experience managing luxury properties – all within the commercially zoned historic district – their units were a natural fit for La Fonda.”   

Santuario, meaning sanctuary in Spanish, offers both space and privacy for guests throughout downtown Santa Fe.  The high-end units are just steps from some of Santa Fe’s most desirable attractions including the Plaza, Canyon Road, the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, and the city’s best restaurants, museums, and shopping. Comprised of four compounds: Agua Fria, Delgado, Water Street and The Lincoln – the units range from cozy casitas to three-bedroom condos designed to evoke a modern take on traditional Santa Fe style. Guests can expect a true home away from home experience with each lodging unit evoking unique charm. Features include ample living space, fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, spa tubs, washer & dryers, outdoor space, and private balconies. Select units are also pet friendly. Ideal for wedding parties, extended stays, family reunions, or travelers looking for a bit more space, Santuario by La Fonda offers a new type of luxury stay in the heart of the City Different and within three blocks of the hotel.  

“You know your investment is in good hands when an establishment like La Fonda takes the reins,” states Andy Duettra, co-owner of AdobeStar Properties. “After 20 years of operating a successful family business, the Bertram and Duettra families are shifting our focus to other projects. Santuario by La Fonda is a management partner with intimate knowledge of the Santa Fe travel market and a proven record of respect for the city’s traditions, culture, and authenticity.”  

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About La Fonda on the Plaza  

La Fonda on the Plaza, a AAA Four Diamond property, celebrated its Centennial Anniversary in 2022. The hotel is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America and is a winner of the organization’s “Best Historic Hotel” (76 – 200 rooms) and “Hotelier of the Year” awards.  La Fonda has also been named one of the Top 10 Hotels in the American Southwest in Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards and ranked #1 Best Lodging in 2022 in the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Best of Santa Fe” Awards. For further information, please visit or connect with the hotel on Instagram or Facebook.