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Hyatt Regency Tamaya backdrop for ‘Bachelorette’

Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love on “The Bachelorette.” Filming took place at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

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The rumor was true.

In February, it was leaked via Twitter that the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa was the location chosen for the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”

Neither Tamaya nor the New Mexico Film Office would officially comment.

On Tuesday, the resort, which is located on Santa Ana Pueblo, announced that filming took place earlier this year.

The resort will serve as the backdrop to the new season as bachelorette Katie Thurston is on a quest to find love.

The new season – the series’ 17th – will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday on KOAT-TV.

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa will serve as the backdrop to this season’s “Bachelorette” on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

“We are honored to serve as the backdrop for Katie Thurston’s journey … on the upcoming season of ‘The Bachelorette’ and represent the beautiful state of New Mexico,” said Claudia Wattenberg, general manager at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. “Hyatt Regency Tamaya provided the romantic destination for Katie to experience the beauty, outdoors and culture of New Mexico. With our distinctive location, romantic natural scenery and exhilarating on-site activities, our resort was an organic fit for the show’s contained filming format.”

Thurston appeared on “The Bachelor” as a contestant before getting picked to be “The Bachelorette.”

During her season, Thurston emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house. Women all over America applauded her for speaking up for what she believes. The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on night one.

The filming took place for a couple of months at the resort.

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