Navajo Nation purchases Tuba City Hogan, Quality Inn
The Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise purchased the Tuba City Quality Inn, Hogan Restaurant, RV Park and Trading Post from Babbitt Brothers Trading Co. on November 30. The Babbitt family acquired the site in the late 1800’s.
The purchased site was part of a privately owned tract within the Navajo Reservation.
The Tuba City operations acquired by the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise (NNHE) include a motel, restaurant, RV Park and Trading Post. The motel is an 80 room Quality Inn. The Hogan restaurant is adjacent to the motel as is the RV Park.
The Trading Post is classified as a National Historic Site. The Trading Post was acquired by the Babbitt’s in 1905, and was expanded in 1920 to the existing two-story building which is designed like a Navajo Hogan. The Trading Post and the adjacent convenience store offer authentic Indian arts, crafts, general merchandise and groceries.
The purchase was the result of two years of effort by the staff of NNHE led by Mr. Don Hubbard, the NNHE management board, numerous tribal officials including various council delegates and the controller’s office.
The Board members tribal officials including various council delegates and the controller’s office. The Board Members for the NNHE are Mr. Lorenzo Max (Chairman) owner of the Radio Shack and Focal Eyewear — Tuba City, Mr. Lawrence Platero, Council delegate — Canoncito Chapter, Ms. Orlinda Hodge, Council delegate — Cornfields Chapter, Mr. Allen Naille — industry representative, Mr. Keith Roessler — industry representative. Mr. Raymond Maxx, Council delegate — Tuba City Chapter sponsored the bill for purchase.
A grand opening celebration will be held on January 5, 2001 in Tuba City. The grand opening is to be attended by the Navajo Nation’s President and council delegates and the general public is invited.
The new owner, Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise, is an enterprise of the Navajo Nation. Other operations of NNHE include the Navajo Nation Inn located in Window Rock, Arizona, the Navajo Travel Center located on Interstate 40, east of Holbrook, at Navajo, Arizona and Haskeneini Restaurant in Monument Valley.
The Board and Staff of NNHE extend season’s greetings to all guest, restaurant patrons and the surrounding communities.
Additional information can be obtained at:
Navajo Nation Hospitality
48 West Highway 264
Window Rock, Arizona
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