Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection awarded Architectural Digest’s 2022 Great Design Awards


Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, a historic Santa Fe resort that featured a $75 million renovation and restoration last summer, was today recognized as a winner of Architectural Digest’s 2022 Great Design Awards. Settled by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy more than 150 years ago, the fabled estate was once the western home of the famous Pulitzer family. In collaboration with Dallas-based Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects and the hospitality interiors studio of global design firm HKS, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection has been redesigned for today’s discerning traveler with new accommodations and modern amenities.

“Bishop’s Lodge is honored to be recognized for its sophisticated new design on Architectural Digest’s prestigious list,” said Angelica Palladino, General Manager, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection. “A big round of applause also to Nunzio DeSantis, Mary Alice Palmer, Natalie Smith and their teams for their unwavering commitment to preserving Bishop’s Lodge’s heritage while pushing the boundaries with a modern, Southwestern design.”

Developing like a village, the resort’s unique adobe structures have been designed to blend with the contours of the land in an organic interplay of buildings and nature. The Nunzio M. DeSantis Architects team intentionally chose earthy tones for the buildings to complement the native vegetation, planted areas, streams, fieldstone textures, natural juniper and pine landscapes. For interiors inspired by the many creative cultures that have been drawn to Santa Fe over the centuries, HKS drew particular inspiration from the native Navajo and Hopi tribes who have worshiped and settled the region for thousands of years. Also a notable inspiration was international fashion muse Millicent Rogers, who settled in the Santa Fe area after discovering the genius of Native American craftsmanship. On the other side of the property, the interior design frames original Bishop’s Lodge artwork by New Mexico artists like Warren Rollins with pieces from the early 1900’s.

Each year, the Great Design Awards celebrate the global design scene by honoring the most extraordinary people and projects from around the world in ten highly competitive categories. From architecture and interior design to product design, from commercial and residential projects to cutting-edge hospitality projects, this year’s awards showcased the exceptional work that has been realized over the past two years.

Revered as a premier destination for art and design, Santa Fe is home to celebrated artists using a variety of media, and Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is dedicated to celebrating this extraordinary culture with guests. The resort plays host to workshops, art classes, fascinating culinary events and other interactive experiences with local artists and makers at the on-site Horseshoe Gallery and throughout the property. It recently formed a new partnership with FaraHNHeight to present a monthly event, AIR (Artists in Residence). On the first Friday of each month, FaraHNHeight artists will paint onsite and discuss their work, followed by a special artist reception and live painting on SkyFire’s patio on Saturday.

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About Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection

A legendary landmark reimagined, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxurious and soulful heritage retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Located on 317 acres of secluded acres on the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest and just minutes from downtown, the 100-room resort invites guests to connect with nature with organic adobe architecture that evokes New Mexico’s rich heritage and gives a real sense of place. Amenities include a collection of exciting outdoor experiences, horse stables, fitness center, pool, on-site stream for fly-fishing casting lessons, healing arts experiences at Stream Dance Spa, and multiple dining options including the resort’s signature SkyFire Restaurant. Expansive indoor and outdoor event spaces include The Hall with 3,200 square meters of meeting space and the historic Lamy Chapel and Garden with dramatic views of the Tesuque Valley. A restored bunkhouse is ideal for family gatherings with 12 individual bedrooms and personal butler service.

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About the Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share an artisanal approach to luxury, bringing to life the soul of the place through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 22 unique hotels and resorts, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.

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About the Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is a private consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. Visit for more information.

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