April is one of the busiest months in Palm Springs. The City almost seems to hum with activity as the spring event season is in full swing and weather is at its best. With so much to do and so many people visiting this desert hot spot, a run down of the area’s most intriguing accommodations is in order. Whether you choose a hidden gem or a five star resort, we hope your visit here is a good one!
In a true tribute to the whispered acclaim enjoyed by past projects, seasoned hotelier and award winning architectural designer G. Douglas Smith and his wife and business partner, Josie Smith, quietly opened the doors to Sparrows Hotel in Fall 2013. But, even without the typical hotel opening fanfare, Sparrows was named one of the most anticipated openings in the country and has since received overwhelming praise for its high-design and rustic, simple charm.
Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage
Located on a 650-foot bluff, the property offers panoramic views of Greater Palm Springs. The design, which pays homage to the area’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle, features multiple swimming pools and fire pits throughout the grounds, as well as terraces for many guest rooms and suites. The 25,000-square-foot spa features 14 treatments rooms, a large fitness center, a movement studio, a salon and many outdoor treatment and relaxation settings featuring outdoor fireplaces and water features.
A 245-room revamped desert resort located in south Palm Springs, The Saguaro has made a splash with its buzzing pool scene, hipster clientele and dazzling color scheme. And while that is enough to form a crowd, Iron Chef Jose Garces has drawn acclaim for his work at Tinto and El Jefe, capitalizing on a unique ability to blend old-world and contemporary flavors.
Moments from the excitement of downtown Palms Springs yet worlds away from the hustle and bustle of every day life, is one of the desert’s most hidden treasures. Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn was originally a millionaire’s private luxury hideaway, brought to life by skilled craftsmen who, nearly a century ago, transformed a rugged and barren hillside into an oasis of beauty and charm.