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Hermosa Inn Crowned the No. 1 Hotel in the Southwest and West

Paradise Valley’s charming and historic hotel Hermosa Inn has been named No. 1 in the Top Hotels in the Southwest and West by Condé Nast Traveler‘s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Additionally, the boutique hideaway ranked No. 8 of the 10 Best Hotels in the U.S. The hotel’s charming casitas, authentic Southwestern flair and award-winning dining at LONS’ at the Hermosa, makes this a favored hotel of locals and travelers alike.

“We are passionately committed to retaining the legacy and historic appeal of the original home and studio built by Arizona’s famed and first cowboy artist, Lon Megargee, in the early 1930’s,” said owner Ron Allred.

The annual awards include the best of the best in travel across categories like cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines and airports. Voted on by the public, this year’s contest saw more than 429,000 readers cast millions of ratings. The Condé Nast Traveler‘s Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

Experience the Southwest’s No. 1 hotel this fall with events that tap into your creative spirit.

Palette To Palate

The two-day art retreat combines art and cuisine with workshops and events that guests are able to pick and choose as they please. Open to hotel guests and the general public, participants can choose one class or all, with each priced at just $105. For the full experience, book the special Palette to Palate Art Retreat with rates starting at just $339 per night.

Palate events include an #UnmistakenblyArizona fall harvest dinner on Nov. 3 with Carlson Creek Vineyards and Queen Creek Olive Mill. The four-course dinner will feature a different flavored olive oil in each dish and paired with wine. On Nov. 4, guests can learn to create drool-worthy images with award-winning writer Christina Barrueta of Write On Rubee. The morning will also include a delicious brunch buffet spread and mimosas.

Tap into your creative side with two palette events on Nov. 3 including plein air painting with artist-in-residence Carrie Curran. The class will inspire and teach guests to paint outdoors and to work with oils, composition and color. For a more unique experience, a three-hour workshop with award-winning artist Linda Pullinsi will teach guests ancient Japanese techniques in relation to colorful landscapes and using watercolor on rice paper. The class will feature color mixing, composition, brush strokes and painting application with each guest walking home with their own 11×14 landscape.

Mimosas & Monet

Join Curran Art Studio and artist-in-residence Carrie Curran for a morning of painting and Champagne. Starting Nov. 17 and held one Saturday a month through May, each class will feature a different painting as Carrie teaches guests to handle acrylic on canvas. Each class is $85 and includes instruction, supplies, mimosas, coffee and pastries.

For more information or to register for the classes, visit: hermosainn.com/event-registration

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