Pojoaque Pueblo has taken over management of the Hilton and Homewood Suites hotels at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino north of Santa Fe.
Hilton had operated both hotels since it opened the Hilton in 2008 and Homewood Suites in 2005.
The pueblo confirmed its Buffalo Thunder Inc. assumed management of the hotels Aug. 18. BTI has operated the Buffalo Thunder casino since it opened in 2008, and the pueblo is now ready to operate the hotels after 12 years, said Michael Allgeier, CEO of Buffalo Thunder Inc.
“It has always been the intention of the pueblo to be self-sufficient and manage the property itself,” Allgeier said. “It’s time.”
Allgeier said the transfer of management had been in the works since last October. Buffalo Thunder Inc. is a division of Pojoaque Pueblo and operates the casinos and Cities of Gold Hotel, as well as the Hilton and