Summit presentations and the Thursday evening party will be held at the La Fonda Hotel. A block of rooms have been reserved for Museum Design Summit attendees at the La Fonda Hotel, the only hotel on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. The Museum Design Summit room rate is $289/night and will be honored for the dates 07/8/19 - 07/15/18. Another block of rooms have been reserved at the boutique Hotel St. Francis Hotel, two blocks from the La Fonda Hotel. The Museum Design Summit room rate is $189/night and will be honored for the dates 07/8/19 - 07/15/18. Guests at the Hotel St. Francis — part of the Heritage Hotel Group — can enjoy meals, spa services and the swimming pool at The Inn and Spa at Loretto - another in the Heritage Hotel Group. Summit Guests staying at the St. Francis will be accorded a $25 discount off all 50 minute spa treatments.

At the La Fonda Hotel, 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.

At the Hotel St. Francis there a $20 resort fee will be added to your reservation.

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.

July is an especially busy time in Santa Fe so book your reservations early. Reservations for MDS allotted rooms must be made by June 10. After June 10, rooms are not guaranteed and reservations must be made by calling the hotels directly:

The La Fonda Hotel: 800-523-5002 . Group code is: 955156

Hotel St. Francis _________________

The conference rate will be honored as long as there are rooms available.

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

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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