As part of a year-long celebration of the historic property’s 80th anniversary as a guest ranch, The Hermosa Inn recently unveiled a new entryway with valet, resort lobby and renovated guest rooms. The ribbon-cutting event was held on what would have been founder Lon Megargee’s 133rd birthday, February 9.

While still retaining the historic charm of the original hacienda built by the cowboy artist as his home and studio, new ownership has added additional amenities and improvements to elevate the luxury Southwestern experience. A new entryway onto the grounds now defines guests’ sense of arrival with a roundabout, stone fountain, 24-hour valet and an inviting new resort lobby with fireplace. Six original casitas – all part of the original hacienda built by Megargee 80 years ago – have also been thoroughly renovated.

“These are just some of the steps we’re taking to make The Hermosa Inn a better place to stay, dine and unwind,” said Managing Director Michael Gildersleeve. “Being under new ownership and celebrating our 80th anniversary, this was a momentous year and the perfect time to expand our offerings and bring the resort to a new level of luxury.”

Other upcoming initiatives for the 80th year include a contest for best photos and memories from guests’ experiences (details forthcoming); an 80th anniversary package; and a new arts program, “Conversations in Fashion” in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum.

Guests are also encouraged to post photos and memories flagged with the hashtag #HermosaTurns80.

For more information, or to book a stay at The Hermosa Inn, call toll free at 800.241.1210 or click here.