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Hidden Treasure in the Mountains North of Santa Fe Valued at More than $1 Million
Author Forrest Fenn and the Inn and Spa at Loretto invite guests on a treasure hunt to the Land of Enchantment

SANTA FE, N.M. Ė Santa Fe, known as the Land of Enchantment for its culture, art, history and cuisine now adds a new lure to its mesmerizing repertoire Ė treasure. Somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, NM, a bronze treasure chest filled with gold, jewels and other treasures is hidden. In his latest book, The Thrill of the Chase: A Memoir, author and former Fenn Gallery owner, Forrest Fenn, gives readers the clues needed to unlock the secret of the treasureís location. For many, the adventure will begin at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, the exclusive hotel partner, where guests can book the Thrill of the Chase package and embark on a scavenger hunt inspired by the author himself. The package, starting at $320, includes hotel accommodations for two nights, a scavenger hunt, an autographed book, and a golden nuggets dessert turndown. Guests that book this package will be automatically entered into a June and December drawing for a chance to win a mini treasure chest filled with collector coins. The Inn will also offer a Thrill of the Chase signature cocktail in the Living Room, $10. The package and signature cocktail are available now through Dec. 31, 2011.

Fennís pursuit for adventure, passion, and self-discovery shaped him into the person he is today. And through his book, he hopes to awaken the readerís sense of adventure and entice them to Santa Fe to experience the thrill of the chase. According to Fenn, ďThis memoir includes a true story about a secret treasure and an outrageous dare. Unlock the clues that are scattered among these pages and you can go home with a bronze chest that is so full of gold and precious jewelry that itís almost too heavy for one person to carry.Ē The intrinsic virtue of this dare is that anyone can get lucky.

Signature drink, dessert & a coin from the mini treasure: Thrill of the Chase package

Thrill of the Chase Package Details
Whether a guest is a treasure hunter, adventure traveler or simply a literary aficionado, the experience that awaits in Santa Fe is truly priceless. The Thrill of the Chase package at the Inn enables guests to vicariously experience some of Fennís most cherished moments in Santa Fe. The author-inspired scavenger hunt takes guests on a walking expedition to special places that inspired notable moments in his life. The hunt will culminate at Collected Works, a local bookstore and sole distributor of the book, where guests will receive
an autographed copy of the book. While the hunt may not lead guests to the actual treasure, a delightful dessert turndown of golden nuggets will be the sweet reward for guests staying at the Inn.

The Thrill of the Chase package is an independent hotel package and is not affiliated with Fennís actual treasure hunt, which is very real and challenging.. The package is available now through Dec. 31, 2011 and must be booked one week in advance of arrival. The package, which starts at $320, is based on double occupancy. Please use promotion code PTHRILL when booking online at www.innatloretto.com or via phone at 866-582-1646.

Thrill of the Chase at the Inn includes:
Accommodations in a deluxe hotel room for two nights
An author-inspired scavenger hunt map with various stops throughout Santa Fe
An autographed book
A golden nuggets dessert turndown, consisting of candied pecans dipped in chocolate and gold, with indulgent triple chocolate mousse cake decorated with edible gold, and golden truffles
One entry per reservation for a chance to win a mini treasure chest filled with collector coins.

In addition to the package, hotel guests can enjoy a Thrill of the Chase signature cocktail in the hotelís Living Room. A blend of Light Rum, Sweet Vermouth and Amaretto di Saronno sprinkled with gold flakes, this limited edition cocktail delivers ample liquid gusto to get the thrill brewing inside. The cocktail is $10.

A Hospitable Treasure
Located in the heart of Santa Fe, adjacent to the famous Loretto Chapel, the Inn is a genuine Santa Fe treasure. Effortlessly blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, this award-winning, AAA Four Diamond hotel, is an architectural recreation of the Taos Pueblo, a national historic landmark. Styled in traditional elegance, the Inn features 129 guest rooms and five suites, an award winning spa and signature restaurant, a communal lounge, heated exterior pool, outdoor garden, local artisan shops and a covered walkway directly to the Loretto Chapel.

About the Inn and Spa at Loretto
The Inn and Spa at Loretto, an award-winning, AAA Four Diamond hotel, is ideally located in the heart of Santa Fe, steps from the Canyon Road galleries and just one block from historic Santa Fe Plaza's galleries, museums, restaurants and boutiques. Eloquently blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, the exquisite Inn and Spa at Loretto reflects the culture and sophistication of its historic Santa Fe location. The hotel features 134 guestrooms, a full-service spa, casual fine dining, three art galleries and a tranquil garden. Enjoy Luminaria Restaurant and Patio for three meals daily; The Living Room for happy hour, late night dining and live music and The Spa at Loretto for a holistic and complete indulgence experience.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
The Inn and Spa at Loretto is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.


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