BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston and her 30 hunky suitors will spend the upcoming season in a luxury New Mexico hotel that’s been shut off to the
BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston and her 30 hunky suitors will spend the upcoming season in a luxury New Mexico hotel that’s been shut off to the public, The Sun can reveal.
The ABC dating series completely took over the five-star Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa just outside of Albuquerque where it has been in production since early March.
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Katie Thurston is filming her season of The Bachelorette at a luxury 5-star New Mexico resort[/caption]
ABC will film at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa just outside of Albuquerque[/caption]
The resort boasts several pools with gorgeous mountain views[/caption]
Hot air ballooning is a common activity around the resort[/caption]
A staffer at the resort revealed to The Sun that Bachelorette producers rented “the entire” property.
Both the resort and spa are “currently closed to the public,” the insider added.
While it was shut down for a couple months last year due to the pandemic, the Hyatt Regency reopened before closing its doors once again for filming.
“The hotel shut down again for the months of March [when ABC started filming] and April as it was completely booked by the show.
“No other guests are permitted on the property. It will reopen to the public on May 2nd. Staff is getting routinely tested for Covid but most have been vaccinated already,” the employee explained.
The 550-acre property has horseback riding trails, a golf course and more[/caption]
Guests can play a round of golf as the mountains sit in the background[/caption]
Several pools sit around the large property[/caption]
The hotel & spa is in a secluded area – boasting optimal privacy[/caption]
The Hyatt hotel also included its own wedding venue[/caption]
The stunning 550 acres property sits between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River – promising some gorgeous nature dates with Katie, 30, and her contestants.
Surrounded by endless miles of trees and desert, the hotel boasts horseback riding trails, its own stables, numerous fire pits and several large outdoor swimming pools.
A golf course and wedding venue also sit at the resort – giving producers several ideas for date options.
In addition, Katie can take a romantic hot air balloon ride with one of her suitors as the activity is a signature move in the Albuquerque area.
Other dates fans may see coming up this season that are commonly hosted around the resort include nearby wineries, Jeep Tours, fly fishing, and the Kuaua Historic site & Pueblo ruins that include a native drum journey meditation.
Each bedroom has either a balcony or patio with gorgeous views[/caption]
Katie will most likely be in the 800-square-foot Presidential Suite[/caption]
The Bachelorette rented out the entire resort as it is closed off to the public[/caption]
Both the hotel’s interior and exterior feature authentic New Mexico charm[/caption]
Katie’s handsome men will be in their individual rooms – which are all equipped with a balcony or patio and gorgeous view.
The Bachelorette herself will settle in the 800-square-foot Presidential Suite complete with a large fireplace on the private patio.
Earlier today, ABC announced this season will premiere on Monday, June 7th after beginning production in early March.
Katie made a wild entrance when she arrived to Matt James’ season of The Bachelor carrying a large pink dildo and went viral for a TikTok boasting of desires to have “sex with a ghost.”
Katie made a wild entrance on Matt James’ season of The Bachelorette[/caption]
The outspoken brunette was praised as the ‘voice of reason’ on Matt James’ season[/caption]
Though sources told The Sun that execs felt they are “taking a risk” with the “wildcard” contestant due to her “vulgar” behavior, many fans are excited to see Katie’s journey for love play out.
Most contestants have already been revealed, including Tré, 26, from Covington, Georgia.
Other potential future husbands include Jeff, 31, is from Cranford, New Jersey, Mike P., 31, from Surprise, Arizona and Quartney, 26, from Arlington, Texas.
Viktor, 32, is from Galveston, Texas[/caption]
Tré, 26, is from Covington, Georgia[/caption]
Cody, 27, is from Montclair, New Jersey[/caption]
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Viktor, 32, from Galveston, Texas, Thomas, 28, from San Diego, California, and Michael, 36, from Akron, Ohio will also be joining the group of 30 as they fight for Katie’s heart.
After Chris Harrison, 49, was let go from his longtime hosting duties indefinitely, former leads Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams were announced to be leading Katie’s season.
The Bachelorette season 17 will premiere on Monday, June 7th at 8pm ET on ABC.