First Class Service Hotel St. Francis Team

Meet our world-class Santa Fe Hotel Management Team

Our Hotel St. Francis Hotel staff is committed to making sure your visit is as comfortable and as relaxing as possible. Our team members' careers in hotels represent years of exemplary service. Each member working at Heritage Hotels & Resorts' Hotel St. Frnacis brings unmatched expertise to our guests.

To connect with our team see Contact Us.

Click on each Hotel St. Francis team member to learn more:
  • Max Hirano - Regional Director of Operations for Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel St. Francis, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
  • Dave Parker - Director of Operations for Hotel St. Francis, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
  • Deanna Cheney - Associate Director of Sales
  • Chris Milligan - Bar Manager, Secreto Lounge
  • Inger Boudouris - Chief Concierge

Max Hirano - Regional Director of Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel St. Francis, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

Max brings over 17 years of hotel experience and a multi-cultural background obtained from residing, working, and traveling to world-wide locations including Europe, Asia, and the United States to The Eldorado Hotel and Spa. He joins the property from working as the Regional Assistant General Manager for Heritage’s other three Santa Fe hotels, Hotel St. Francis, The Lodge at Santa Fe, and Hotel Chimayo. Prior to Heritage Max worked as Hotel Manager for the Ohkay Casino in New Mexico as well as at El Monte Sagrado as Rooms Director in Taos, New Mexico. He has also worked for the Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt and Intercontinental brand hotels in Florida, Denver, Kansas City, Geneva Switzerland and New Delhi India. He is fluent in English, French and German. He studied hotel management at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion, Switzerland.

Dave Parker - Director of Operations for Hotel St. Francis, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

Deanna Cheney-Associate Director of Sales

Deanna Cheney has worked in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing for more than 20 years, primarily in leadership positions. Her background includes independent resort hotels, global brands (Hilton, Marriott), convention center sales, and event/program management. She currently serves as Associate Director of Sales Citywide for Heritage Hotels in Santa Fe.  Deanna is a point of contact for all groups large or small, one time or series, with an interest in The Lodge at Santa Fe and Hotel Chimayo. She also represents Santa Fe’s historic St. Francis Hotel. Deanna is happy to assist you.

Chris Milligan - Bar Manager, Secreto Lounge

Chris Milligan's Chris’ 26-year-career as a food and beverage professional, including 23 years as a bartender, has led him everywhere from family to fine dining, nightclubs, adult entertainment clubs and international chains. Working in all facets of restaurant operations, Chris focuses on training, consulting and educating others about mixology and the world of hospitality. He has trained bartenders, managers and restaurant owners all over the Southwest, and has helped to create training material for some of the top restaurants in the country. In 2008, Chris began his work with fresh ingredients behind the bar and was one of the pioneers bringing that practice to New Mexico. His talent, innovation and style has earned him numerous awards and been chronicled in several major publications in New Mexico and nationally. Chris writes the popular Santa Fe Barman blog, which is syndicated by’s Drink Wire, and USBG Pulse (Bobbing for Olives), among other endeavours. Part historian and part entertainer, Chris is a bartender of the classic style and still loves working each night behind the bar serving his guests and creating new drinks as well as contemporary interpretations of vintage cocktails. 

Inger Boudouris - Chief Concierge

Inger is a member and past president of the prestigious Les Clefs d'Or ( since 1992 and is the only professional recognized world-wide concierge. Inger has been the concierge at Hotel St. Francis since 1987 and has vast knowledge of all of the great things to do, see, eat and drink in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She always knows how to help our guests create the perfect itinerary that is customized to fit their needs. 

Inger Boudouris has served as Chef Concierge at the Hotel St. Francis Hotel in Santa Fe for over 27 years. Inger was also the first Concierge in the whole State of New Mexico to become a member of the worldwide prestigious Concierge Association, Les Clefs d'Or USA in 1992 and served as its President from 2000 to 2005, and is now a full fledged Member as well as an Honorary Member. Born in Sweden, Inger came to the United States in 1956. She worked for Air France, the French National Airline, for 10 years in Sales and Marketing, which included many visits to New Mexico visiting travel agents, colleges and other tourism-related businesses. She also worked for Air New Zealand and Finnair when she lived in San Francisco.  Inger has lived in Omaha, NE, Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. She has lived in Santa Fe, NM, since 1983. Inger speaks Spanish, Swedish, French and German.  She loves to travel and has covered the "four corners" of the Earth from China, India, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Africa, Europe, Asia Minor and South America. She enjoys visiting Families in Greece, Scandinavia, Europe, Brazil and South Africa. And, she has covered a lot of the the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and Mexico, and has visited Greenland and Iceland.

Exploring and being adventurous is "my kind of game" she says. And, she is a thorough "researcher'....and knows the back roads not just in New Mexico. As a music lover, she can tell you where to go to enjoy classical, jazz, Spanish guitar and believe it or not, she is taking jazz piano lessons. She knows the Santa Fe Restaurants like the back of her hand including their wine cellars and ambiance. She is truly an "all around Concierge" with the world at her fingertips.  Being a Les Clefs d'Or member is more than a benefit as she can always contact her fellow LCD concierges anywhere in the world. Inger says that to be a Concierge, you must be street-smart, adventurous, kind, curious about everything, if you say "I don't know is OK,  please ADD "I'll find out for you"....and you gotta to have the BEST sense of humor have to laugh with your guests!