A block of rooms have been reserved at the La Fonda Hotel where Summit presentations and the Thursday evening party will be held. The Museum Design Summit room rate is $289/night and will be honored for the dates July 8, 2019 through July 15, 2019. The resort fee has been waived and parking is offered at a flat rate of $20/day + tax. Please note that resort fee may appear on your confirmation letter but the correct fees will be noted upon arrival at the hotel.

July is an especially busy time in Santa Fe so please 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:

Or call 1-800-523-5002. Group code is: 955156 and also mention reservation is for the Museum Design Summit.

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, and United flies directly to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport from Denver. Please note: there is no taxi service at this airport, but rides from Uber can be booked.

Driving directions from Albuquerque to Santa Fe

Take I25 N. and exit at 284/Old Pecos Trail.


Private Dinner + Party

On Thursday, July 11th please join us for a private party with dinner and dancing with DJ music by Royce Epstein (Design Director for the Mohawk Group and DJ by night) and fellow DJ Jana Phipps (Design Director at Classical Elements). Dinner and entertainment will be compliments of us and beverage purchases are guest’s 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 fun party!Hydration and Altitude

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


Generally, July is hot with temperatures in the 80s-90s. While it is dry heat, we often get monsoon rain storms this time of year in the afternoon, so do be prepared for a range of weather.


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 #mds19

Where to Eat, Play + Explore


La Boca
Cafe Pasquals
Paper Dosa
El Meson


Meow Wolf
SITE Santa Fe
Georgia O’Keeffe Home tour, Abiquiu, New Mexico


La Posada de Santa Fe
Ten Thousand Waves
Santa Fe Oxygen Bar


Hiking, Bike Rentals


Gift Items
Our Museum Shops!
Array Home
Todos Santos Chocolates
Back at the Ranch
Santa Fe Dry Goods