Heritage Hotels & Resorts Supporting Cultural Causes

When you stay at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, you make a difference. For more than a decade, we have prioritized supporting cultural and artistic ventures by featuring design, custom artwork, décor and cuisine created by our Albuquerque community. We donate a portion of each stay's revenue to the National Institute of Flamenco.

Our Support Includes:
  • Community partnerships and involvement
  • Cultural programs and events
  • Various organizations, non-profits and scholarship programs
Past efforts included helping San Felipe de Neri church in Historic Old Town build a new altar screen for their chapel, which was expanded to support their growing congregation.

About the National Institute of Flamenco

Founded by the Encinias family in 1987, the National Institute of Flamenco (NIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting world-class flamenco. Each year, the Institute serves over 1,000 students through educational initiatives and reaches an audience of 100,000 through performance outreach.

Master instructors and performers flock to Albuquerque each year to NIF's Festival Flamenco and the Artist-in-Residence Program. Students ages 3-80 study year-round at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts, where professional artists perform and train with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company. Through its synergistic programs and collaborations with public and higher education, National Institute of Flamenco has truly created the most vibrant center for flamenco in the Western world.

In December of 2013, National Institute of Flamenco's home of 15 years in downtown Albuquerque was destroyed in a tragic fire. While the loss was devastating for our community, we are excited to rebuild a landmark center for flamenco education, and begin a new chapter of flamenco in New Mexico. In summer of 2016 the Southwest's first Flamenco Tablao in Hotel Albuquerque opened. This unique performance space is a partnership between the hotel and the NIF to bring world-class flamenco year-round in an intimate performance space designed to showcase the unique art of flamenco. tablaoflamenco.org

Learn more: nationalinstituteofflamenco.org

The Future

We believe the preservation of our unique New Mexican culture is important for present and future generations. We hope to share New Mexico's inspiring traditions to continue to enchant new visitors and old friends. Thank you for helping our initiatives.

Learn about our other Heritage Hotels & Resorts Community Partnerships and Cultural Causes.