Former Hilltop House Under Contract


The former Hilltop House Hotel. now the Atomic City Hotel. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Los Alamos County Council Chair Sarah Scott announced Tuesday evening at the regular Council meeting that the former Hilltop House Hotel is currently under contract of sale.

“The developer is planning on demolition and at this point mixed use development – that’s office and retail – that’s responsive to the County’s needs,” she said.

Scott made her comments under an agenda item pertaining to a proposed hotel/conference center project for the 20th Street Extension. During previous meetings, several members of the community had mentioned that something needed to happen with the property.

Realtor Terry Salazar who had listed the Hilltop House property declined to comment Monday.