Mary Jane Colter

With Art Deco furnishings, bed, night stands, and armoire, the ocher-painted Colter room is inviting to the eyes as well as comfortable. The European pillow-top mattress is firm yet yielding with complete allergy barrier bedding. Several different-feel pillows are available for your support. Individual bedside swivel lamps with focused beam assure good reading in bed. There is a small refrigerator and wet bar with sink as well as a desk for your use. A flat screen television and dvd player are hidden in the armoire. .Wireless internet access is available via your laptop. The in-room bathroom has superb body care products, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, emergency supplie. The 5′x3′ mirrored closet is ample for clothes storage. Your balcony with table and chairs overlooks Main Street and has a landscape view of the Mule Mountains.

This room is named for Mary Jane Colter who was employed by the Fred Harvey company, which built many hotels and train stations in the West. Colter was the chief architect and decorator for the company from 1902 to 1948. Harvey commissioned Colter to design all of its buildings on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon buildings became her signature works, but she did many other buildings and interiors as well. In 1928 Fred Harvey commissioned her to design the “last great railway hotel,” La Posada, in Winslow, Arizona. She also co-created La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, the El Navajo Hotel and railway station in Gallup, New Mexico, and interiors for railway stations in Chicago, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. She even designed the inside of the Cochiti dining car for the Super Chief train!