With its chic boutique hotels, hot springs, and top-notch dining and design scenes, Palm Springs has always been a magnet for travellers seeking a luxury getaway in the California desert. Recently, the town has seen a boom in new properties — from classic mid-century modern to Baja-inspired stays and luxury day spas. And later this year, Hollywood’s favourite desert enclave will welcome a notable addition to its hospitality scene: Thompson Hotels’ second California outpost.
The sprawling hotel, slated to open in late 2023, will put guests in the middle of all the action in downtown Palm Springs. It will have 168 guest rooms and suites, 20,000 square feet of dining and retail spaces, a gym, a ballroom, and a spa.
This Palm Springs hotel is a luxurious addition to California’s hospitality culture
The bungalow-inspired accommodations — some of which will have private pools — will boast sleek decor with earthy hues mixed in with vibrant pops of colour. Outside, there will be balconies with lounge furniture and scenic views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
“With design, art, and entertainment at the heart of the Thompson Hotels brand experience, downtown Palm Springs is the ideal location for one of the brand’s newest hotels,” Kimo Bertram, vice president of real estate and development at Hyatt, the owner of Thompson Hotels, said in a press release shared with Travel + Leisure.
Two outdoor pools with an expansive sun deck, fringed by gardens and lounge areas, will help guests soak up the sun and enjoy the classic Palm Springs desert vistas.
“We truly desire to be a local’s destination”
The hotel — developed by Hall Group, which owns five vineyard estates in Napa Valley — will also house a 3,400-square-foot tasting room highlighting some of its best wines. And while the hotel will have a signature restaurant, an additional dining concept by Los Angeles-based Boujis Group, which is behind West Hollywood’s Olivetta and Pacific Palisades brasserie The Draycott, will debut on the ground floor.
“Palm Springs has always been a diverse destination where local culture is celebrated, and Thompson Palm Springs will embody this energy by serving as a dynamic home base for guests, local tastemakers, and emerging creatives to connect with each other and what inspires them,” Jeffrey Miller, the hotel’s general manager, said. “We truly desire to be a local’s destination.”
Thompson Hotels will add four more properties to its global portfolio of 18 hotels by the end of 2024 in Houston; Miami’s South Beach; Monterrey, Mexico; and Shanghai.
Nightly rates at Thompson Palm Springs will start from USD 550 (INR 45,504). You can learn more about the property on hyatt.com.
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