January 26, 2017

Hotel Cascada in Albuquerque, N.M., will soon become a Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center, according to hospitality management company Peak Hospitality.

Dating back to the 1970s, the 11-acre property includes two four-story buildings with a total of 300 guest rooms, more than 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and New Mexico's only indoor water park, which has five pool areas and two slides in a 30,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the hotel.

The property, which was sold at auction to new owners last year, will undergo a $5 million renovation led by Peak, which plans to redesign the hotel's lobby, upgrade its meeting spaces and guest rooms, install a new 1,100-square-foot fitness center, repaint its exterior, install new landscaping, and bring in new onsite vendors.

Eventually, upgrades also are planned for the hotel's water park.

The hotel is expected to complete renovations and adopt the "Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center" name by May 31.

"Since the hotel's construction in 1972, the property has become one of Albuquerque's most recognized landmarks even as it has gone through several identities and renovations," said Theodore Barela, CEO of Peak Hospitality. "As New Mexico natives who have seen the transformations this hotel has gone through, we're excited to see this property shine as the renovations progress to make it one of Albuquerque's premier hotels and conference centers."