Another Route 66 motel in Albuquerque to be remodeled

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Albuquerque Journal) — Another historic Route 66 motel in New Mexico is set to undergo a major renovation.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the Monterey Motel in Albuquerque is being demolished and developer Chad Rennaker says the new motel will have more rooms and an additional building with hostel-like rooms.

Rennaker says the Monterey Motel will be restored to resemble what it looked like when it was built in the 1930s.

Rennaker expects the project to be completed by June, and guests will be able to start renting rooms in July.

Many of the motels located on Route 66 in cities and towns across the country fell into disrepair after it was decommissioned as a U.S. highway in 1985.

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