Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us like a sneaky Cupid spurring emotions of love and passion in his wake. The Camino Real Hotel is gearing up to have you ready for the emotions of the day.
One of the better known landmarks in Downtown El Paso, the Camino Real is a recognized national historical landmark. The hotel was erected in 1912 by young entrepreneur Zach T. Whites. He called it the Paso Del Norte Hotel and spared no expense, hiring Italian artists to elevate the level of modernism and aesthetics at that time. Nestled in the heart of downtown, it is obvious the Camino Real Hotel has what no other large hotel in downtown has: history.
Looking to impress a date? The ambiance and class of the Dome bar’s original Tiffany dome, resting at the peak of the two-story vaulted ceiling made of cherry stone and gold scallion, is up to the task.
Roderick McGill, the new Food and Beverage Director at the Camino Real Hotel, is on a path to execute a vision set forth by General Manager, Enrique De La Cueva and Marketing Manager, Robert Galvan to continue to impress.
“The vision of the Camino Real Hotel is to raise the bar and emphasize a new standard of excellence,” said McGill.
Walking through the hotel, it is clear there a lot of moving parts as the staff provides exacting service applicable to each facet of the hotel’s vast offerings.
“We want people to remember we really do care about our guests and we have services for special events, business, casual dining, fine dining and nightlife,” said McGill.
With so many dining choices downtown, the hotel is competing with incentives, such as the utilization of the VIP Saving Card (VIPForMe.com). This card is typically sold as part of a fundraising effort at schools by students but can yield ample savings for the card holder.
The VIP card can be purchased at La Huerta, the casual dining restaurant of the hotel, for $20 and offers a wide range of discounts on services at the Camino Real Hotel.
McGill further states, “We want to give back to our guests. Many people don’t always have the financial means or opportunity to experience the hotel’s amenities. This is an incentive to save money and enjoy our wide-range of services across the board.”
The Dome Restaurant and Bar offer a more upscale experience that will play a larger part in the Valentine’s Day package offered which includes, dinner, dance and a room for two. The dance will be held at the newly christened “Uptown” bar, next to the Dome bar.
Uptown, will be a more elegant experience for guests and patrons with a more mature preference, offering live jazz and crooner style music at times.
The hotel is also implementing a Tuesday promotion at the Dome bar called, Service Industry Night (SIN), which gives back to those who work in the service industry and often do not get an opportunity to enjoy nightlife themselves on a typical weekend. Happy hour prices will be in affect from 4 pm to midnight.
With all of these new promotions and incentives to encourage new and continued patronage the Camino Real Hotel is poised to remind the public that is does not take its guests for granted.
McGill, enthusiastically states, “We want to make ourselves more accessible to our guests and convey that we are open to being a more vital participant in downtown’s growth.”