Lendlease completes historic renovations at IHG Army Hotels Organ Mountains Inn in New Mexico
- 19 Jan 2024
(Nashville, Tenn., January 18, 2024) Lendlease, a global integrated real estate group, and IHG® Army Hotels announced today that renovations are complete at Organ Mountains Inn, a historic hotel located within New Mexico’s prestigious White Sands Missile Range. Renovations were carefully executed to achieve Historia Collection™ designation - a distinguished recognition for hotels that seamlessly blend rich history with modern amenities.
Comprising three buildings, Organ Mountains Inn features 58 guest rooms including a variety of one- and two-bedroom standard rooms and suites with kitchenettes and two Distinguished Visitor Quarters providing exceptional accommodation for esteemed guests. Enhancements include a redesigned lobby and front desk area; expanded amenities such as a fitness center, hot breakfast buffet, great room, recreational room and meeting rooms; new furniture and fixtures in guest rooms; and a redesigned suite shop with upgraded food options.
Additionally, as part of Lendlease's commitment to sustainability, various energy-efficient elements were incorporated into the renovations at Organ Mountains Inn. A variant refrigerant flow (VRF) system was installed in public spaces, which provides more precise and efficient heating and cooling by dividing a building into multiple zones, and new motion-detect LED ceiling lights were implemented throughout public spaces, offering greater energy efficiency and longevity. Furthermore, the hotel now features Energy Star appliances, contributing to a greener and more environmentally conscious operation.
"As the owner of Organ Mountains Inn, we were proud to approach this renovation with the goal of preserving the history of this iconic site while also ensuring that military travelers have access to modern rooms and amenities," said Matthew Garrett, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Lendlease's Privatized Army Lodging portfolio. "The inclusion of the hotel in IHG’s Historia Collection exemplifies our commitment to meeting the needs of our guests while honoring the legacy of our armed forces."
The hotel is named after the awe-inspiring Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument, which was declared a national monument in 2014 and pays homage to the region's fascinating heritage. The property was constructed in 1951 and served as Navy Officer Quarters before becoming the main building for Army Lodging. In 2011, Organ Mountains Inn joined the IHG Army Hotels portfolio and has since become a cherished destination for military travelers seeking comfort, convenience and a connection to the past.
The Historia Collection preserves the rich history of iconic sites while transforming them into modern hotels that offer elevated guest experiences. Within the IHG Army Hotels portfolio, the Historia Collection stands out as a tribute to our military heritage. Each hotel within this collection has been meticulously renovated to provide modern conveniences while maintaining original architectural charm and character.
“We are proud to brand this hotel as part of our distinguished Historia Collection,” said Chuck Sourbeer, Vice President of Operations for IHG Army Hotels. “The renovated spaces allow us to better serve our guests by delivering on our commitment of True Hospitality for Good along with our exceptional service and amenities.”
As the exclusive developer for the Department of Defense’s only lodging privatization program, Lendlease is the owner, developer, design-builder and asset manager for Organ Mountains Inn. IHG Hotels & Resorts is the hotel operator and manager. Lendlease’s Privatized Army Lodging (PAL) portfolio includes more than 12,000 hotel rooms on installations across the country.
In addition to providing quality service, Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels offer unique benefits for military travelers and their families. Guests can earn loyalty points through the IHG One Rewards program which can be redeemed for personal travel at more than 6,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts properties spanning 19 brands worldwide. Additionally, IHG Army Hotels proudly employs veterans and military spouses who understand the unique challenges and needs of the on-post environment and are qualified to serve guests accordingly. Family members and spouses working at these hotels have the option to maintain employment with IHG if relocated, eliminating one of the many stresses of reassignment.
Lendlease (www.lendlease.com) is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. We create places where communities thrive. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:LLC), Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Investments, Development and Construction. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers.
In the US, Lendlease’s Communities business is one of the nation’s leaders in public/private community development. We manage one of the largest military housing portfolios in the US and are the Army's exclusive partner for privatized lodging. With a focus on creating sustainable value, Lendlease creates communities that regenerate our environment, enrich people’s lives and foster economic growth. Lendlease has worked extensively with the Department of Defense through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. With over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and more than 12,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, Lendlease will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these sites for at least 50 years.
About IHG Hotels & Resorts
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About IHG Army Hotels
IHG Army Hotels is a self-sustaining lodging program that spans 74 hotels across 40 U.S. Army installations and features guest-loved brands such as Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and Historia Collection. This portfolio of hotels emerged from the Privatization of Army Lodging program (PAL) and alignment of IHG Hotels & Resorts and Lendlease to improve the lives of military travelers. At IHG Army Hotels properties, military members and guests can enjoy upgraded facilities, a modernized lodging experience and brand name amenities just as they would at off-base hotels, along with access to the global IHG One Rewards loyalty program. For more information, please visit www.ihgarmyhotels.com
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- Organ Mountains Inn_Exterior Sunset\: Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels have completed renovations at Organ Mountains Inn, a historic hotel located within New Mexico’s prestigious White Sands Missile Range. Renovations were carefully executed to achieve Historia Collection™ designation - a distinguished recognition for hotels that seamlessly blend rich history with modern amenities. Credit: IHG Army Hotels
Organ Mountains InnBreakfast and Dining Area: The renovation of Organ Mountains Inn expanded amenities such as a fitness center, hot breakfast buffet, great room, recreational room and meeting rooms. Credit: IHG Army Hotels
Organ Mountains Inn_RM 210_O1QG_3: Organ Mountains Inn features 58 guest rooms including a variety of one- and two-bedroom standard rooms and suites with kitchenettes and two Distinguished Visitor Quarters providing exceptional accommodation for esteemed guests. Credit: IHG Army Hotels
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