A block of rooms have been reserved for Museum Design Summit attendees at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, a 6-acre Starwood property located in downtown Santa Fe. The Museum Design Summit room rate is $149/night and will be honored for the dates 2/22/17 - 2/26/17.

The Resort and Parking Fees have been waived, however the charges may appear on your confirmation letter; the correct fees will be noted upon arrival at the hotel.

Attendees and all guests of Museum Design Summit will also receive a 10% discount on all spa treatments. You can view the menu of treatments and services here or call 505-954-9631.

Reservations must be made by January 22nd to guarantee a room. After January 22nd, rooms are not guaranteed and reservations must be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-855-210-7210. The conference rate will be honored as long as there are rooms available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rooms for Wednesday, February 22nd only are sold out at La Posada de Santa Fe. For lodging on 2/22 there are rooms available at The Drury Plaza Hotel which is one block away. To book a room, call Jennifer Riek directly at (855) 823-3957 and reference the Museum Design Summit. You may then book room/s at La Posada from 2/23 onward.

Airport Information

ALBUQUERQUE: All major airlines service the Albuquerque airport which is 60 miles (appx. 1 hr. drive time) from Santa Fe. The Sandia Shuttle Express  ($30/trip) leaves every hour from the Albuquerque Airport delivering guests directly to local Santa Fe hotels.

SANTA FE: American Airlines flies directly to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport from Dallas.

Driving directions from Albuquerque to Santa Fe

While most everyone will use Google maps (I25 N, exit 284) there might be some construction requiring a re-route. If this is the case: Take I25 N. If exit 284/Old Pecos Trail is closed and you are required to exit on Cerrillos Road, don’t worry just get yourself back to Old Pecos Trail. Here is how: exit Cerrillos Road, stay straight for one or two lights and turn R on Rodeo Road. Stay on Rodeo Road, do not take any forks. It ends at the intersection of I25 and Old Pecos Trail, turn left onto Old Pecos Trail and return to Google maps directions.

Private Dinner & Party

On Thursday, February 23rd please join us for a private party with dinner and live music and dancing. Dinner and entertainment will be compliments of us and beverage purchases are guests responsibility. This special evening will allow us to continue conversations and kick up our heels and have some fun. Reservations are required as part of your Summit registration. You won't want to miss this evening!

Hydration and Altitude

Santa Fe is a high desert climate at 7,000 ft. and it’s important to stay hydrated, even in the winter. For your comfort, please remember to drink plenty of water.


Generally, February weather is cold and snow is possible (although the sun comes back right away). If the forecast does not call for snow, daytime highs can range from the 30s-20s and nighttime lows can be in the 20s-single digits. This time of year can vary from year to year, so please check a current weather forecast.


Santa Fe is casual and we want you to be comfortable. Business casual to relaxed casual is appropriate and as you prefer.

Event Hashtags

#MuseumDesignSummit and #mds2017

Where to Eat, Play and Explore in Santa Fe


La Boca
Cafe Pasquals
Paper Dosa


Meow Wolf
SITE Santa Fe


La Posada de Santa Fe (MDS guests receive a 10% discount)
Ten Thousand Waves
Santa Fe Oxygen Bar


Ski Santa Fe
Ski Taos


Gift Items
Our Museum Shops!
Array Home
Todos Santos Chocolates
The Hive Market

Fashion, Jewelry and more
Our museum shops!
Back at the Ranch
Santa Fe Dry Goods