Tax lien temporarily closes Hyatt in downtown Albuquerque


The Hyatt Regency building in downtown Albuquerque has hosted conferences, presidential visits and rock stars.“It is one of the most prominent buildings, the most prominent addresses in the entire city of Albuquerque and the state of new Mexico,” said Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation, who recently tried to book a conference there.But if you go to the hotel, you will see locked doors and a sign saying they are closed due to COVID-19.”It’s weird to have it all shut down and not even knowing,” said Carissa Ramirez, who tried to get a drink Monday from a Starbucks located inside the hotelThe Hyatt has been closed for months. According to their website, because of COVID-19 and the lack of conventions being held at the convention center across the street“Everyone knows that the pandemic was very challenging for the hotel industry,” said Renee Martinez, the city’s finance director.The city said the hotel is also delinquent in paying taxes, currently owing about $74,000 in lodger’s taxes collected right before the pandemic. Now City Hall, located across the street, has put a lien on the building“So the lien will be in place until those taxes from March and April of 2020 have been paid. and that’s a condition of the lien,” Martinez said.Every time someone stays inside a hotel in Albuquerque, they pay about 5-percent of their bill to the city.Those taxes go to pay for events to come into the city and the city’s facilities like Isotopes Park. The city tells us they have just recently talked to the hotel for the first time in months.They have now been put on a payment plan to pay thee taxes back. KOAT reached out to the hotel for comment and to ask if they will reopen, we did not hear back. But, if you look on the Hyatt’s website. you can get a room through Sept. 1

The Hyatt Regency building in downtown Albuquerque has hosted conferences, presidential visits and rock stars.

“It is one of the most prominent buildings, the most prominent addresses in the entire city of Albuquerque and the state of new Mexico,” said Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation, who recently tried to book a conference there.

But if you go to the hotel, you will see locked doors and a sign saying they are closed due to COVID-19.

“It’s weird to have it all shut down and not even knowing,” said Carissa Ramirez, who tried to get a drink Monday from a Starbucks located inside the hotel

The Hyatt has been closed for months. According to their website, because of COVID-19 and the lack of conventions being held at the convention center across the street

“Everyone knows that the pandemic was very challenging for the hotel industry,” said Renee Martinez, the city’s finance director.

The city said the hotel is also delinquent in paying taxes, currently owing about $74,000 in lodger’s taxes collected right before the pandemic.

Now City Hall, located across the street, has put a lien on the building

“So the lien will be in place until those taxes from March and April of 2020 have been paid. and that’s a condition of the lien,” Martinez said.

Every time someone stays inside a hotel in Albuquerque, they pay about 5-percent of their bill to the city.

Those taxes go to pay for events to come into the city and the city’s facilities like Isotopes Park. The city tells us they have just recently talked to the hotel for the first time in months.

They have now been put on a payment plan to pay thee taxes back. KOAT reached out to the hotel for comment and to ask if they will reopen, we did not hear back. But, if you look on the Hyatt’s website. you can get a room through Sept. 1



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2021-06-22 14:37:00

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