Hotels

Steve and Mark Hermann Help Reinvent Palm Springs Iconic Resorts

  • Posted By: April 04, 2019

By Randy Garner

Known as the “Capital of Cool,” Palm Springs has become synonymous with a sexy retro vibe that can be seen in stylish digs, open air lounges, poolside soirees, and scores of annual celebrations like the popular Modernism Week. Early modernist architects created a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle that has become a defining characteristic of Palm Springs. Now the Hermann brothers have brought their style to Palm Springs to contribute to the retro, yet modern design, with two iconic resorts; L’Horizon and The Weekend.

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Palm Springs’ Legendary Movie Colony Hotel

  • Posted By: March 29, 2019

By Randy Garner

Frank Sinatra partied here. Marilyn Monroe slept here. In pop culture lore, Jim Morrison jumped into the pool here - from his second-floor balcony. The 16-room property sits at the edge of Palm Springs’ “Movie Colony” neighborhood, where Golden Age film stars like Cary Grant, Jack Benny, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh once owned vacation homes. The neighborhood’s many high walls, thick hedges and a lack of sidewalks are reminders of how the stars valued their privacy. 

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F10 Creative: Delivering stay, play and dine experiences to Palm Springs

  • Posted By: March 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Great leadership is less about what you say and more about what you hear. Opening your mind, heart, and ears is essential to understanding the needs of the customer and the community at large.

F10 Creative is an ambitious collective founded on the masterful art of listening.

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Gary And Kathy Friedle, Owners of the iconic Monkey Tree Hotel

  • Posted By: February 26, 2019

The term "boutique hotel" gets thrown around quite a bit, but you won't be disappointed when you book a room at The Monkey Tree Hotel, a very private, 16-room oasis set on one acre. The hotel was designed and built in 1960 by the renowned midcentury architect Albert Frey and was meticulously renovated in 2015 by its current owners, Gary and Kathy Friedle.

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Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

  • Posted By: February 22, 2019

Look no further than the California desert and its indigenous wildflowers for the 14 striking hues. The pattern and design of the Saguaro Palm Springs was the invention of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates in New York who used the colors found in the flora of the Mojave Desert to create the Palm Springs hotel. The colors of plants and flowers in the Sonoran Desert set the foundation for the design of its sister property in Scottsdale.

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Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

  • Posted By: February 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Palm Springs is built on reverence and revelry. The glamour of a golden age shimmers across decades and reverberates into a stylish celebration rooted firmly in the here and now.

Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge stand as towering examples of our hometown’s regal past, as well as its resplendent future.

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Escape Resort for Men is truly an escape

  • Posted By: January 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Mark Hunter is the consummate caretaker. In addition to assuring his guests the best getaway possible at the aptly named Escape Resort, he also embodies the vibrant humanity and decadent hospitality of our hallowed hometown.

“It is a bubble, even within California, in Palm Springs because well over half of the full-time population is gay and we have the city council that’s LGBTQ, as well. Every place you go in town is welcoming and it’s like no place other.”

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Relax at La Dolce Vita Gay Resort

  • Posted By: December 14, 2018

By Kevin Perry

Every interpersonal connection ripples through society from subject to subject and from experience to experience, forever shaping our perspectives and our personas.

Call it the social butterfly effect, if you will.

And the conductors of these symphonic human harmonies are men like Matt Kurtz and Robert Aikens, owner and General Manager of La Dolce Vita Resort, respectively.

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Spotlight: Triangle Inn

  • Posted By: November 26, 2018

By Kevin Perry

As vacationers set their GPS forward to Palm Springs, they also set their clocks back to a golden age of SoCal cool. Our hometown evokes the swagger of Sinatra, the grandeur of Garland, and the lavishness of Liberace.

This flair for mid-century decadence is on full display at Triangle Inn.

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Spotlight: Escape Resort

  • Posted By: November 20, 2018

Palm Springs is justifiably world famous for its much-celebrated collection of intact mid-century modern architectural wonders.  Mid-century modern refers to a cool design aesthetic beginning in the late 1940s extending to the early 1970s. To really appreciate Palm Springs’ historic highlife, a stay at a vintage ‘50s or ‘60s property is a must. Escape Palm Springs is classified as a mid-century modern boutique resort.

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