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StyleContemporary Classic

Hotel description

There are two ways to go with the rehabilitation of a classic motor inn like the Thirties Spanish-style Colonial House. Keep it simple, cheap and funky, smoothing out the rough edges while making the most of the place’s built-in charm. Or else do what the owners of the Colony Palms did: turn it into a high-end boutique hotel, complete with spa treatments, concierge service and exotic fine dining.

After an extensive renovation the interiors bear no traces of standard desert-inn kitsch. The look is a sort of California Moroccan one, with all the modern-luxe trimmings, from flat-panel televisions and down duvets to marble-clad bathrooms stocked with brown-bottled Gilchrist & Soames products. For extra space and privacy (and a hot tub on the patio) book one of the casitas, and for more book the chandeliered and hardwood-floored Winner’s Circle Suite.

There’s a pool, of course, and in fall 2008, a spa will open, the latter naturally Moroccan-themed. The hotel’s restaurant, the Purple Palm, goes a little over the top at dinner — it’s not just a hotel restaurant but an upscale Mediterranean fixture on the Palm Springs dining scene, serving inventive modern dishes paired with wines from California and around the world.

How to get there:

Colony Palms Hotel is 1 1/2 miles from Palm Springs International Airport.

Contact & location

572 North Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, USA


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