Inside the five-star Katie Thurston Bachelorette Resort in New Mexico where she films the final season with 30 hunky suitors
BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston and her 30 hunky suitors will be spending the coming season at a luxury hotel in New Mexico.
The 30-year-old and her admirers filmed at the five-star Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, which has been completely closed to the public.
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A staff member at the resort revealed to The Sun that the Bachelorette producers had rented “the whole” of the property.
The resort and spa are “currently closed to the public,” the insider added.
While it was closed for a few months last year due to the pandemic, the Hyatt Regency reopened before closing again for filming.
“The hotel has closed again for the months of March [when ABC started filming] and April because he was completely booked by the show.
“No other guests are allowed on the property. It will reopen to the public on May 2. Staff are regularly tested for Covid but most have already been vaccinated, ”the employee explained.
The stunning 550-acre property sits between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River – promising gorgeous wilderness dates with 30-year-old Katie and her competitors.
Surrounded by countless miles of trees and desert, the hotel has equestrian trails, its own stables, numerous fire pits and several large outdoor swimming pools.
A golf course and wedding venue are also found within the resort, giving producers several ideas for date options.
Plus, Katie can take a romantic hot air balloon ride with one of her suitors, as the activity is an iconic activity in the Albuquerque area.
Other dates fans may see arriving this season that are typically hosted around the resort include nearby wineries, jeep tours, fly fishing, and the Kuaua Historic Site and Pueblo Ruins which include a native drum travel meditation.
Katie’s handsome men will be in their individual rooms – all of which come with balconies or patios and wonderful views.
The bachelorette itself will settle into the 800 square foot Presidential Suite with a large fireplace on the private patio.
Earlier today, ABC announced that this season will air on Monday, June 7 after production begins in early March.
Katie made a splash when she arrived on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor wearing a big pink dildo and went viral for a TikTok bragging about the desire to have “ghost sex.”
Although sources have told The Sun executives believe they are “taking a risk” with the “wild” contestant because of her “vulgar” demeanor, many fans are delighted to see Katie’s love journey unfold.
Most of the candidates have already been revealed, including Tré, 26, from Covington, Ga.
Other potential future husbands include Jeff, 31, of Cranford, New Jersey, Mike P., 31, of Surprise, Arizona, and Quartney, 26, of Arlington, Texas.
Viktor, 32, of Galveston, Texas, Thomas, 28, of San Diego, Calif., And Michael, 36, of Akron, Ohio, will also join the group of 30 as they fight for the hearts of Katie.
After Chris Harrison, 49, was laid off indefinitely from his longtime host role, former leaders Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams were announced as Katie’s season head.
Bachelorette Season 17 premieres Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.