Hotels 

Triada Palm Springs Has Hollywood Star-Studded Past

Formerly known as The Spanish Inn and host to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes, the Triada Palm Springs opens with a modern look of its ancestor.

The Amado Hotel Reflects Midcentury's Attention to Detail

Jaime Kowal tested 37 different colors on the hotel doors of The Amado in Palm Springs before choosing the now signature orange.

Hotel Kitchenettes Exude That Home Away From Home Feel

Choosing a hotel with a kitchen or kitchenette means spending less money eating out, or having snacks available for poolside afternoons when staying in the Greater Palm Spring area.

40 Under Forty: Emily Bird-Hrivnak

When Emily Bird-Hrivnak visited the desert 14 years ago from the Pacific Northwest to oversee the renovation of the then–Palm Desert Town Center, she didn’t plan to stay.

40 Under Forty: Chris Pardo

Chris Pardo is on the forefront of so many new, innovative projects in the valley that it is becoming hard to keep score.

40 Under Forty: Dominique Medina

While most people her age were making plans to begin high school, at age 14 Dominique Medina began working in her dad’s business, Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage.

40 Under Forty: Jaime Kowal

Jaime Kowal has worked as an editorial and commercial photographer, building her portfolio of work globally over the past 14 years.

5 Tips to Ensure a Great Hotel Experience...From a Hotelier

Five handy tips to ensure a pleasurable hotel experience in the Greater Palm Springs area from our hotel blogger, Nicole Bowen, who has worked in the industry for more than a decade.

Visionary - Tim Ellis

Tourism & Hospitality Visionary - Tim Ellis, the general manager for Palm Mountain Resort, came to the Coachella Valley 22 years ago “because I was looking to get into resort hotel management.”

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Earns Travel Weekly Award

The lobby design at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has received a 2014 Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly.

Ingleside Inn Palm Springs Attracts Daily Nightlife Crowds

The mystique of cutting loose in the same room Frank Sinatra once did is what initially brings the crowd, but the entertainment at Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs is what keeps them.

ARRIVE Palm Springs Will Make Environmental Imprint

When designing ARRIVE Palm Springs, architect Chris Pardo knew he had to create a property that fit into its desert surroundings and was environmentally friendly.

Villa Royale Inn Reflects Palm Springs History, Ambiance

What began as film star and Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie’s estate in the 1940s has been preserved and developed into a hidden gem as Villa Royale Inn.

Desert Staycations

The Palm Springs area is filled with resorts offering packages in the summer months to help people unwind and have fun.

Kerry Simon Brings Rock 'n' Roll Rep to Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Dubbed the rock ‘n’ roll Chef by Rolling Stone magazine, Kerry Simon seems a natural fit to bring his restaurant to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.

Air Canada Will Add New Non-stop Service to Palm Springs

Air Canada will introduce new seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and Palm Springs International Airport beginning Dec. 18.

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Welcomes 4-Legged Guest

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa has taken on a permanent guest called Scooter, a 15-year-old African spurred tortoise.

The Palm Springs Hotel Continues Boutique Resurgence

The Palm Springs Hotel, set to open this fall, will bring an industrial take on midcentury modern design in North Palm Springs.

Posh Palm Springs Hotel Redefines What Customers Seek in Service

POSH Palm Springs Hotel is redefining its own name, bringing a new level of personable service and hospitality.

Guests Can Download Movies at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will equip all rooms with complimentary Nexus Tablets and Google Chromecast, enabling customers to stream movies and TV shows without additional hotel fees.

Virgin America Renews Palm Springs Connection

With more passengers coming through Palm Springs International Airport, Virgin America will be back with return flights to San Francisco and New York.

Wine & Roses Hotel Meets Accommodation Desires

Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa offers an experiential trip of the senses with celebrated cuisine and premium resort service.

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Brings Luxury Stay to Valley

For the first time since 2010, Ritz-Carlton has opened one of its luxury hotels in Rancho Mirage.

Andreas Hotel & Spa Joins Palm Springs Historical Walking Tour

The Andreas Hotel and Spa in downtown Palm Springs has been added to the Historical Walking Tours for the 2014 season.

TripAdvisor: Desert Riviera Hotel Ranks No. 1 for Top Customer Service

The Desert Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs has been chosen the No. 1 hotel for exceptional service by TripAdvisor, while two other Palm Springs hotels, Hotel California and La Maison, also finished in the top five.

Spa Resort Hotel Will Close in Early July

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will close the Spa Resort Hotel and Spa & Fitness Center July 8, while the casino will remain open.

Palm Springs Cracks Top 10 for Highest Summer Bookings Increase

Palm Springs has been chosen as one of the top 10 destinations with the highest percentage increase in summer bookings over last year by Airbnb.

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Serves to Beat of State Fare Bar Kitchen

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage resort will open May 15, and at the heart of the resort will be the State Fare Bar Kitchen.

Skylark Hotel Palm Springs Restores Vintage Look

The term “a hidden gem” gets thrown around a lot, but that’s a literal description of the Skylark Hotel located in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District.

Hyatt Palm Springs Changes Name, Reaffirms Community Roots

A downtown Palm Springs fixture since 1990, Hyatt has reaffirmed its community roots and changed its name from Hyatt Regency Suites to Hyatt Palm Springs.

Own a Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Own a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, the first hotel to be crowdfunded by an online property marketplace.

Palm Springs Climbs to No. 17 in TripAdvisor Ranking

After finishing 23rd last year, Palm Springs has improved six places to No. 17 in this year’s TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations.

Hotel Lautner Takes You Back to Mid-20th Century

Time travel has never been more fun touring the Hotel Lautner, which sits at the end of a quiet residential street in Desert Hot Springs.

Phantogram Tops Hard Rock Hotel Grand Opening Event

The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has created a Grand Opening event featuring Phantogram for March 6.

Sparrows Hotel Takes Flight in Palm Springs

The subtle sign announcing the Sparrows Hotel in Palm Springs is in stark contrast to the amazing detail taken in rebuilding the 20-room property.

Korakia Pensione Seduces Guests With Serene Lifestyle

Enter the courtyard of the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs' Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood, and you are immediately seduced by the gentle sound of water.

Palm Springs Boutique Hotels Collect TripAdvisor Awards

Ten Palm Springs boutique hotels received the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor website for Best Small Hotel, Romance and Bargain.

Palm Springs is Among Romantic Destinations in U.S.

Palm Springs has been designated among the country’s romantic destinations compiled by Travel and Leisure magazine.

Genius: Willows Inn Reincarnates Vintage Palm Springs

The Willows Historic Inn's guest list in its previous incarnation included Albert Einstein, and its modern version maintains that historic heritage in Palm Springs.

Get a Room: Mamie Van Doren Suite

Looking for a place to stay during the holidays? The Mamie Van Doren suite at the Andreas Hotel & Spa gives you comfort with a slight sex appeal in its convenient downtown Palm Springs location.

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