By HEAL Staff Writer Jessica Martinez
In January, the Lodge at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso was sold and joined the MCM family of hotels as the tenth hotel and with a new name, MCM Elegante Lodge and Resort.
“It is the new owners’ 10th property, with others located in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico,” explained Steve Tally, General Manager. “They have spent a considerable sum to upgrade the property, including new beds & bedding, new carpet throughout, new furniture and new patio furniture. We gave some of the existing beds and furnishings to our team members, and the rest we donated to Sweet Charity.”
“Not only does MCM give back to the community, but they take very good care of their employees. It is a great company to work for,” said Darrell Smith, Chief Engineer. “Also, they advertise for the Village of Ruidoso in two other states. The new owners are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.”
Sweet Charity Resale Boutique is located in Ruidoso Downs. Featuring fabulous vintage finds, gently-used clothing and a wide range of everyday items, all purchases go to support the Nest, Lincoln County’s first and only domestic violence shelter. Sweet Charity relies on donations from community members and businesses like MCM Elegante Lodge and Resort.
“Sweet Charity was the recipient of many excellent, quality king and queen sized beds, full size sleeper sofas, lamps, and coffee tables,” said Sheri Rodgers, HEAL Board President. “While all of the sleeper sofas have already been purchased, there are still many great tables, lamps and beds available.”
“We think of the Nest and Sweet Charity first and foremost because of the good they do for our community,” said Tally. “Our hotel is prominent in the community and we fully believe in giving back to the community in various ways.”
Visit Sweet Charity at 26156 US Highway 70 E in Ruidoso Downs. It is located in the old lumber building right before Walmart. Look for the purple VW bug. The store is open Monday through Saturday f
See everything the MCM Elegante Lodge and Resort has to offer on their website www.