Prototype Resort To Increase Taos Tourism

TAOS, NM Dharma Holdings, owner of the El Monte Lodge is expanding the hotel to feature 40 guestrooms rather than its original 26 rooms. The Lodge is being transformed into an exclusive, multi-million dollar, world-class eco-resort. It also will serve as a prototype and showcase for sustainable living, which will attract new tourist dollars and generate needed jobs to Taos.

The El Monte will be powered by solar energy, constructed in part with recycled materials, and will process its wstewater for reuse as irrigation water. (1/5/01)