SANTA FE – The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is ready to take the plunge into becoming the next downtown Santa Fe hotel to add a rooftop pool.
The hotel is proposing it be allowed to build an addition on top of the building to accommodate a swimming pool, outdoor events space and indoor lounge and bar. It says it needs to add the amenities in order to stay competitive with other downtown hotels.
“All of the Inn of the Anasazi’s major competitors – La Fonda, the Drury, and the Eldorado Hotel – all provide swimming facilities (all of which are on roof tops), and opportunities for outdoor and indoor dining, socializing and event-staging on their rooftops,” the hotel wrote in a memo distributed by city staff. “In order to compete and remain relevant and to avoid eventual obsolescence – and thereby avoid a hardship and harm to the public welfare of the City of Santa Fe – the Inn of the Anasazi must invest in the facilities with the proposed addition, but has nowhere to add them except on top of the existing hotel.”