Renderings show plans for De Anza Motor Lodge redesign

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – After years of anticipation, KRQE News 13 is getting a look at what the historical De Anza Hotel will look like when its face lift is complete.

It may be run down now, but over the course of a year, the building along Route 66 will become a trendy destination. The motel has been sitting vacant and deteriorating for years, but revitalization will begin this fall.

It will include state-of-the art amenities like a boutique, hotel and retail spaces, apartments and a restaurant with rooftop seating.

“This is cool for this district, for this neighborhood. It gives us a new iconic place to put at the end and the gateway of Nob Hill, and say this is cool neighborhood, it is a destination you want to be in,” City Councilor Pat Davis said.

Visitors will find historic Zuni artifacts and murals inside the building that make the De Anza a unique and historic hotel. The old sign will be refurbished as well. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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