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505-989-9149 (Guest Services Fax)
My name is Orlando Vigil. I have worked at the Inn of the governors for eight years. I first began as a bellman. I worked as a bellman for four years until the opportunity for me to work as a Front Desk agent was given to me. Three years later I was offered to be part of our Front Office Management team. I really love the chance to interact with so many great people that work and also stay at our lovely Inn. My hobbies include playing basketball and working out.
I joined the staff at Inn of the Governors in June of 2007. Most of my hospitality background has been in Front Office and Human Resources management. I left the hospitality business briefly, after working for another downtown Santa Fe property for 14 years, and realized how much I missed the people and the hospitality environment. The staff has been very welcoming and I already feel like a part of this family. When I am not working, I am a passionate devotee to Pilates and I enjoy weekend road trips and photography.
Favorite Santa Fe attraction: The aspens and the vivid blue sky in October
My name is Jose Guzman and I am proud and happy being the Chef here at Inn of the governors for the past three years. Although I graduated with an associate degree in Arts and Science from my country Belize, my life took a different turn when I moved to Santa Fe seven years back. It was then that I got interested in the Culinary Arts and started expanding my knowledge of cooking giving each dish a special touch of the Caribbean as well as from Central American my roots. So on your next visit to romantic Santa Fe please visit us and enjoy our food.
Favorite Santa Fe Attraction: Go fishing in Pecos
I have been Chief Engineer at Inn of the Governors for 31 years. I was born and raised in Santa Fe. When I am not fine tuning the magical quirks of the Inn, I bowl and fish.
Favorite Santa Fe Attraction: See the beautiful Mountains—ski basin first
My name is Vivian Barela, and I am Housekeeping Director for Inn of the Governors. I have been part of the IOG team since 1997. I have been in the hospitality business since 1990. I like working at the IOG because all my co-workers are very friendly and we work together like a family. I also like working at the IOG because I enjoy meeting people and being able to serve them to the best of my ability.
Favorite Santa Fe Attraction: Try Food in Santa Fe, especially Tomasita’s
Prior to starting at the Inn of the Governors in June of 2004, I served as General Manager at a limited service property on Cerrillos Road. My career started at a ski in, ski out style condominium operation North of Boise, Idaho and then as Rooms Division Manager at a four diamond hotel in Downtown Boise. It is there that I crystallized my love for helping people and working with a great team. My greatest satisfaction in this job comes from making people smile and feel welcome whether it is a tired guest after a long day’s journey, or an employee who is having a rough day. I look forward to seeing you at Tea & Sherry.
Favorite Santa Fe Attraction: Shidoni Walking Gallery/Forge and Glass Works
Director of Revenue and Group Sales
Favorite Santa Fe Attraction: Coming Soon
Director of Food & Beverage
My name is Phil Zarate and I am the Director of Food and Beverage for the Del Charro/Inn of the Governors. As a Florida native, was the Assistant General Manager to the Waterway Café for eleven years which is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I was also a Food and Beverage manager to The Club at Admirals Cove, which is a platinum club ranked eighth in the country for residential clubs in America.
Other than working, I enjoy competing in racquetball and spending quality time with my wife as well as raising my daughter. I am happy in becoming a “Santa Fean” and look forward to the rewards this great community has to offer. If you’re staying in our beautiful hotel or just passing by, stop in and say “hello”. You can reach me directly at 505-954-0336 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward in serving you.
Favorite Santa Fe Attraction: Still learning all the beauty of Santa Fe