November 26, 2009

Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites

Hopi hotel showcases tribe's cultureTourists traveling the vast expanse of tribal lands in northern Arizona soon will have a venue to learn about the culture of one of the oldest indigenous tribes in America.

A $13 million hotel and conference center billed as the western gateway to the Hopi reservation is set to open late this year, where entertainment, lectures and demonstrations will provide non-Hopis with an insight into the tribe's culture and traditions.

The Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, only the second hotel on the 1.6 million-acre reservation, is part of the largest development project undertaken by a single Hopi village. Besides bringing in cash and helping to educate tourists, the hotel will provide much-needed jobs for tribal members.
Comment:  For similar tribal projects, see Ramona's Eco-Friendly Retreat and Navajo View Hotel Opens.

Below:  The Moenkopi village and fields (foreground).

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