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Why work from home when you can work from a Palm Springs boutique hotel?

Say goodbye to your home office and hello to Palm Springs For those who have been working from home for months now, a change of scenery is in order — and the best views are in Palm Springs. Since Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels — a…
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Plan a summer escape to Palm Springs with these hot deals

We could all use some sunshine and an escape from sheltering in place right now, and there is no better destination to soak up that healthy Vitamin D than Palm Springs.  Several of our Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels — a collection…
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It's time to return to your happy place: Palm Springs

Many Palm Springs' boutique hotels will open their doors again on June 12 It's official: Most Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels — a collection of more than 70 boutique hotels — will reopen after June 12, just in time for the summer road…
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Vacation in Safety and Luxury at a Palm Springs Boutique Hotel

After many tedious weeks of quarantining and sheltering at home, our country is starting to open up again. But it will be, as they say, “a new normal.” For those older or at-risk people who have been strictly following the quarantine protocols…
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Enjoy Specialty Cocktail Delivery in Palm Springs

Imagine the days of Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra. Envision them sitting by the pool sipping amazing cocktails and enjoying a Palm Springs hideaway. These stars and others stayed at many of the boutique Palm Springs Preferred…

When the time is right, Palm Springs has your stay

It’s important that people stay safe and close to home during this unprecedented crisis — doing so slows down the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and reduces the risk for contagion. That’s why large gatherings have been suspended in…
The outside of Sakura
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A taste of Tokyo in the California desert

George Cebra brought his love of Japan to Palm Springs. Sakura, the Japanese-style bed and breakfast, offers a unique experience. At Sakura — which means "cherry blossom" in Japanese —  guests can wear kimonos and slippers, and sliding…
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Design-driven Boutique Hotel Les Cactus Debuts In Palm Springs

Centrally located in the Warm Sands neighborhood of Palm Springs, the historic 1930's property has been refreshed under the direction of up-and-coming LA-based hotelier/designer Matthew Kurtz in partnership with local hoteliers Richard Crisman…
Village Fest Palm Springs
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March in Palm Springs: Activities Galore

March is one of the best times to visit Palm Springs. The weather is balmy, lots of flowers are in bloom, and activities abound.  Whatever your interest may be — hiking, biking, culture, art, shopping, history, entertainment, eating or drinking…
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Hotel California: You can leave — but why would you want to?

Neil Mehta was impressed as soon as he walked onto the grounds of the Hotel California. The Hotel California is consistently voted as one of the top hotels in not just Palm Springs, but the entire country. That's just one of the reasons…
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Winner Announced in Desert Gay Tourism Guild Poster and T-Shirt Contest.

The  is pleased to announce that Danny Warhole has won its first annual Greater Palm Springs Play Gay, Stay Gay Poster & T-Shirt Contest.  “The Board voted unanimously for Danny’s design,” said Michael C. Green, DGTG President.…

Modern for the People

Love desert modern design? This fabulous story by Alan Hess in Palm Springs Life tells how the Alexander Family put desert modern living within reach for Palm Springs.
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Coyote Inn's Chris and Barb Miller: From guests to owners

For years, the Coyote Inn was where Chris and Barb Miller would go when they needed an escape. Now, it's home. The Millers have owned the Coyote Inn since 2008. They fell in love with it as guests, when they would leave their donut business…
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Downtown Palm Springs: Vibrant & Flourishing

Downtown Palm Springs (roughly defined as from the north end of Alejo Rd. and south to Ramon Rd.) offers visitors a vibrant combination of the old and the new. The sidewalks are wide, the mid-century and Spanish-style storefronts are charming,…
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Palm Springs After Dark: Five Amazing Stops

While Palm Springs may be best known for its sunny skies and daytime activities — such as hikes and walks, bike rides, shopping sprees, and leisurely swims in gorgeous pools —its nightlife is just as abundant and enticing. There are many…
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The very definition of serene

The Santiago Resort celebrated its 20th anniversary by undergoing a complete transformation, but its mission remains the same — to provide guests with outstanding service in a serene environment. The Santiago first opened its doors in the…

Dive into Valentine's Day

Dive Palm Springs Treat your other half to a weekend getaway at Dive Palm Springs this Valentine's Day. The newly launched hotel will be offering a special package to help set the mood for an intimate and romantic evening in one…
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February and March Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels LGBTQ Events

It’s event season here in Palm Springs and the weather is beautiful. Our quaint town is buzzing with activity and fun events. Check out these must-attend upcoming LGBTQ events in Palm Springs. February 8, 2020 The 26th Annual Steve…
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A Valentine’s Day Getaway to Palm Springs

By Mary Farah Valentine’s Day road trip, anyone? I’m that person who is a sucker for Valentine’s Day. While long gone are the days of exchanging “Be Mine” valentines, I love the chance to get away with my husband. With the pressure…
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Serenity now

Gorgeous rooms? Check. Relaxing spa with a variety of services? Check. A sparkling pool? Check. Restaurant with rooftop lounge and intriguing cocktails? Check. Everything you need for the perfect Palm Springs stay is at La Serena Villas.…
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5 Don’t-Miss Events in Palm Springs: February 2020

February is full of fun happenings in Palm Springs! Tour de Palm Springs    2/7 - 2/8 The Tour de Palm Springs cycling event is back for its 22nd year, raising money for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. The event…
INNdulge Hotel
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Take full advantage of being on vacation

The name says it all. At INNdulge, guests take full advantage of being on vacation, relaxing in the saltwater pool and 12-man jacuzzi and reveling in the property’s gardens. This clothing optional gay men’s resort in the Warm Sands neighborhood…
Sparrows Lodge pool
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Instagram-able Palm Springs Small Hotels: Sparrows Lodge

We’re back with the next feature in our series on Instagram-able small hotels in Palm Springs, featuring the rustic chic Sparrows Lodge. Originally built in 1952 as Castle’s Red Barn by MGM actor Don Castle, the property was a popular…
BelleVue Oasis pool
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A stunning oasis in Tahquitz River Estates

With its tropical courtyard and mature palms, BelleVue Oasis is a hidden paradise in Palm Springs. A mid-century modern property dating back to the 1950s, BelleVue Oasis officially opened for business in September 2019. Formerly Escape Resort,…
The Wesley is essentially a gated community, ensuring privacy
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Where low-key meets mid-century

The Wesley is all about the fun. From giant Jenga and Connect 4 to the splashworthy courtyard pool, guests make memories here that will last forever. The Wesley is a mid-century modern micro resort, where the flats are fully-stocked and…
The Aloha Hotel is a woman-owned property in the Tahquitz River Estates
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Nostalgia and comfort collide at the Aloha Hotel

The Aloha Hotel embraces its vintage vibes. Built in 1947, this Tahquitz River Estates property has 11 poolside rooms containing original furniture and decor (don't worry — the mattresses are new!). A visit to the Aloha Hotel is a step…
Boutiquely Palm Springs - Alcazar
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Boutiquely Palm Springs: Video Tour of the Alcazar Palm Springs

An Art District uptown favorite, The Alcazar Palm Springs is ideally located in walking distance to just about everything fabulous!  Enjoy this video tour with founder Tara Lazar Alcazar and General manager, Robert Hunt.
Chaps Inn caters to the gay leather and bear communities
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Where comfort and privacy meet

The Chaps Inn offers comfort and relaxation in a secluded environment. Stuart and Ian have owned the resort for almost 20 years, coming to Palm Springs from the UK. "We had nothing to do with the hotel business at all, we just went…
Red Carpet Run

6 Don’t-Miss Events in Palm Springs: January 2020

Start the new year off with some fun events in Palm Springs! Artwalk at the Backstreet Art District     1/1 On the first Wednesday of each month, the galleries of the Backstreet Art District in South Palm Springs open their doors for…
L'Horizon Pool and mountains - Jeff Mindell
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Instagram-able Palm Springs Small Hotels: L’Horizon Resort & Spa

Next up in our series of articles on the most Instagram-worthy small hotels in Palm Springs is L’Horizon Resort & Spa. In 1952, Jack Wrather, producer of Lassie and The Lone Ranger, wanted a desert retreat for himself and his Hollywood…
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You'll want to Dive right in

Step foot on the Dive Palm Springs property, and you'll immediately be transported to the French Riviera of the 1960s. Dive Palm Springs opened in August 2019 after a two-month renovation. The hotel was built in 1954 as the Sunrise Villa,…
Walk of the Inns
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Capture the Holiday Spirit at the Walk of the Inns

The holidays have come to Palm Springs. Just because the weather is warm (and beautiful) doesn’t mean that you can’t find the holiday spirit. One way to do that is to go on the Walk of the Inns on December 12, where you can enjoy a festive…
The Bearfoot Inn is proud to serve the gay community, in one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world.
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Laid-back vibes in the heart of Palm Springs

The charming Bearfoot Inn is the only gay men's clothing-optional resort in Palm Springs' historic Movie Colony neighborhood, putting it just steps away from all the action of downtown. Once they arrived in Palm Springs, Glen Boomhour and…
This mid-century modern hotel has everything you need for a fabulous vacation.
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A retro hideaway: Desert Riviera

At the beloved Desert Riviera, guests become family. This mid-century modern hotel has a loyal — and even international — fanbase, with some guests coming to stay multiple times a year. The Desert Riviera has everything you need for a…
Winter Deals in Palm Springs
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In Palm Springs, there's no such thing as the Winter Blues

This winter, forget about shoveling snow and bundling up. Treat yourself to a vacation in Palm Springs, where your biggest concern is which bathing suit to wear down to the pool. Several of Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels — all boutique…
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Instagram-able Palm Springs Small Hotels: Villa Royale

Next up in our series of articles on the most Instagram-worthy small hotels in Palm Springs is Villa Royale. This beautiful property reopened in 2018 after an extensive renovation by its new owners, turning the property into a very popular destination…
The Andalusian Court is peaceful and romantic.
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The Andalusian Court: A magical experience

There are many words guests use to describe The Andalusian Court — romantic, private, serene, stunning — but one is used over and over again: Magical. "The grounds are lush and full of water features and fountains and at night it…
PS Gay Men's Chorus - Modern Family Holiday

December and January Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels LGBTQ Events

It’s holiday season here in Palm Springs and the town is buzzing with activity and fun events. Schedule a getaway and get in some room-side pool time and holiday shopping while you’re in town checking out these don’t miss LGBTQ events…
Palm Springs Tram Christmas Tree

6 Don’t-Miss Events in Palm Springs: December 2019

By Katy Carrier Palm Springs’ busy season is underway, with great events happening during the month of December! Palm Springs Tramway Tree Lighting  12/1 Take a trip up the Palm Springs Tram to enjoy their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony…
A Place In The Sun Hotel
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They found their Place in the Sun

Norma and Ron Van Meeteren didn’t set out to own and operate a hotel, but in October 1999, the couple found themselves embarking on an exciting journey now in its 20th year. At the time, Norma and Ron had been selling real estate and…
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Instagrammable Palm Springs Small Hotels: Holiday House

By Katie Carrier   Palm Springs boasts a treasure trove of small hotels with big style that are ideal for guests seeking the perfect Instagram moment. Holiday House Palm Springs is one of the more recent additions to these local offerings,…
Mother and daughter getway to Palm Springs
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Mother & Daughter Getaway to Palm Springs

By Susan Montgomery My daughter (who is 40-something) is a busy surgeon in San Diego.  I love to travel with her, but she does not have much time to get away. The challenge is: Where can we enjoy a weekend getaway that is not too far away…
Blogger Elaine Masters experienced everything Palm Springs has to offer during a recent 3-day trip.
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Discover the best classic Palm Springs small hotels

Blogger Elaine Masters wanted a classic Palm Springs vacation, and that's exactly what she had, soaking in the city's sights and visiting some of the most popular hotels, from the Spanish-style Los Arboles to the Art Deco-inspired Westcott.
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La Maison Hoteliers Focus on Serenity and Friendly Service

By Susan Montgomery La Maison, a thirteen-room boutique hotel, offers guests a lushly landscaped oasis in the heart of Palm Springs. It is owned by Cornelia Schuster and Richard Slosky who opened their doors in February, 2012, although the…
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5 Don’t-Miss Events in Palm Springs: November 2019

Palm Springs’ busy season is underway, with great events happening during the month of November! Greater Palm Springs Pride  11/1-3 This popular LGBTQ festival brings the community together for free events that celebrate diversity,…
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Visually stunning, the Villa Royale is an escape from the ordinary

The Villa Royale has long been a desert hideaway, and now, it's more stunning than ever. The 38-room property, built in 1947, reopened in the fall of 2018 with a fresh, modern look. Co-owner and co-designer John Janulis told the Desert Sun…
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Fantastically Authentic Community at Palm Springs Pride

By Linda Milks Palm Springs is home to one of the largest Pride parades in the country where the entire community—queer and straight—celebrates diversity, authenticity, and civil liberties. It’s also just a great time! For 39 years,…
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The Avanti Hotel: Privacy for you — and your pets

At the Avanti Hotel, the guest experience is of utmost importance. Owner Jim Rutledge ensures that he knows where visitors are traveling from and what they enjoy doing, in order to offer recommendations and keep the hotel safe and secure. Owner…
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Revitalized Palm Springs Attracts Multi-Generational Visitors

Walking into the Palm Springs Rendezvous, blogger Jan Smith was taken aback by the hotel's "timeless elegance." Her visit only got better when she learned she would be staying in the "Pretty in Pink" room, where Marilyn Monroe would spend the…
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Orbit In: A true blast from the past

The Orbit In embraces its mid-century modern roots, wowing guests with its retro furnishings, lively pool area, and — of course — those irresistible Orbitinis, served every night during happy hour. During their second stay at the Orbit…
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Slip Into Nothing But Sunshine in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, known for its welcoming, “come as you are,” spirit and iconic desert modern living, has rightfully earned its place on every self-respecting queer’s bucket list. But be warned, once you visit, you’ll want to keep returning…
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Tableside Preparation Highlights Dining at Melvyn’s

Melvyn’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs because of its old world ambiance, attentive service, and classic dishes. Dimly lit with white tablecloths and Modigliani paintings enhancing the elegant décor, the setting is intimate,…
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Fall in love with Palm Springs' newest boutique hotels

Dive Palm Springs, BelleVue Oasis join the Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels family. It was a summer of change in Palm Springs, and this fall, you'll want to check out — and check into — the newest boutique hotels to open in the city. Dive…
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Amin Casa Palm Springs

Amin Casa is steeped in Hollywood history. Once the private retreat of Hollywood star Gloria Swanson, it has been lovingly restored and is now one of Palm Springs' most glamorous boutique hotels. During a recent visit, blogger Marie-Annick couldn't…
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Boutiquely Palm Springs: Video Tour of Triangle Inn Palm Springs

Enjoy this video tour of the men’s clothing optional Triangle Inn Palm Springs with hotelier, Michael Green. This historical mid-century modern resort was originally the Impala Lodge designed by the legendary Hugh Kaptor.
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Let these YouTubers take you on a tour of gay Palm Springs

Before you book your next stay at a men's clothing-optional hotel in Palm Springs, take a virtual tour of some of the city's finest resorts. These YouTubers did the legwork for you, showcasing in their videos the best of the best when it…
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Boutiquely Palm Springs: Video Tour of The Monkey Tree Hotel

Take a video tour of The Monkey Tree Hotel! This classic mid-century modern hotel is a Palm Springs time capsule.  Perfectly restored with meticulous attention to detail by owners Kathy and Gary Friedle, who preserved the original architecture…
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Five Great Breakfasts in Palm Springs

One of the best parts of travel to Europe is waking up to a special breakfast served at a small, boutique hotel. The thought put into these unique and mouth-watering breakfasts, along with a perfect cup of coffee or cappuccino, never fails to…
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Palm Springs: A Cocktail Haven

Palm Springs attracts visitors for so many reasons—from its wonderful weather (the best in the country some say) to its charming boutique hotels, but did you know that this fabulous travelers’ destination is also a haven for some of the most imaginative and delicious cocktails in the world?
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A Charming, Elegant Inn — Right in the Heart of Palm Springs!

With only 13 rooms, La Maison is where you go when you want to experience utter tranquility in a secluded spot. Blogger Deirdre Michalski discovered during a recent stay that this beautiful property is one of Palm Springs' hidden gems, with flowers and fountains everywhere you turn.
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Enchanting Palm Springs

Los Arboles is the perfect place for a getaway, blogger Linda Milks says — with its central pool, lush foliage, Spanish touches, and excellent Mexican restaurant, El Mirasol, it has everything you need, all within walking distance to downtown Palm Springs.

Palm Springs: Small Hotels Offer Charm & Character for Every Traveler

What makes Palm Springs the perfect getaway? The year-round activities — hiking, golfing, cultural experiences — and world-class dining top the list, but the boutique hotels are the city's crown jewel. Members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association recently discovered just how phenomenal hotels like Los Arboles, the Santiago Resort, and The Westcott are, and how they stand out in the desert.
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Cinema Diverse + a stay at a Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotel = one amazing weekend

Come for the movies, stay for the weekend. Now in its 12th year, Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22, at the historic Camelot Theatres. Cinema Diverse celebrates LGBTQ movies, presenting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world.
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A Getaway to Palm Springs, Part 1: Staying at Arrive Palm Springs

Staying at Arrive Palm Springs was everything blogger Mary Farah hoped it would be — her room was spacious, the pool was just steps away, and she was able to kick back and relax in the desert heat.
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Palm Springs — Where Hollywood's Heyday Lives On

Blogger Tom Plant was introduced to a side of Palm Springs he'd never seen before. With the luxurious yet comfortable Santiago Resort as his home base, he explored the city, learning all about its past while indulging in amazing delicacies found only in Palm Springs.
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Triangle Inn - Award-winning, historic Palm Springs Resort

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong The Triangle Inn Palm Springs offers guests a private walled enclave where they can relax and be themselves. We are not for people who want an anonymous vacation. When people stay with us, we get to know them, and they, in turn, get to know us, and the other guests.
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Royale Redux: Portland hoteliers breathe new life into Villa Royale, a beloved Palm Springs getaway.

John Janulis is not the first guy from the Pacific Northwest to fall in love with Palm Springs (nor will he be the last) but he is the latest and greatest, making a splash with the sleek and seductive renovation of an old Hollywood haunt…

So Cal Restaurant Show Interviews Innkeeper Richard Slosky

Being an innkeeper at one of Palm Springs' most beloved hotels is a great way to make a living. La Maison's Richard Slosky recently appeared on the So Cal Restaurant Show to talk about why he opened the hotel with his wife, Cornelia Schuster, and what it's like to welcome guests from around the world to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs Can’t Miss Summer Specials

The crowds are gone and the deals are hot. If you can't get enough of the sun, there's no better place to spend the summer than in Palm Springs — and it's even better when you score a hot deal.
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A Getaway Fit for Hollywood Royalty

Amin Casa dates back to the 1930s, when actress Gloria Swanson purchased the spectacular property and used it as a desert retreat, a place to go where she could escape the bright lights of Hollywood.
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The Design That Launched a Career

He's been called the "Desert Maverick" who brought "Fifth Avenue to the desert," and the project that put him on the map was the Del Marcos Hotel.
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Monkey Tree Hotel: Vintage Charm in Palm Springs

Blogger Debra Schroeder of Traveling Well for Less found herself captivated by the Albert Frey-designed Monkey Tree Hotel, with its mid-century modern architecture and fun vintage decor.

It's Time to Check in to These New and Reimagined Palm Springs Boutique Hotels

From The Weekend to the newly-expanded Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, the hotel landscape of Palm Springs is changing. There's never been a more exciting time to visit a Palm Springs boutique hotel, soaking up the sun and as much fun as possible.

Three Days in Palm Springs

Michael Green, owner of The Triangle Inn and president of Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels, recently chatted with Big Blend Radio to spill on what it's like to run a hotel in one of the most exciting cities in California.
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The Willows Historic Palm Springs Doubles in Size with Addition of 9-Room Bishop House

The eight-room Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a luxury destination built in 1925 as a private residence and operating as the city’s only Four-Diamond hideaway since 1996, has more than doubled in size with the opening of The Bishop House last week. The historic compound now has a combined total of 17 rooms and suites divided among a pair of historic estates with each room boasting its own floorplan and design.

La Maison Sweeps Trip Advisor’s Traveler’ Choice Awards

Travelers' Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor gives. Based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers, La Maison of Palm Springs swept several major categories – which places it in the top 1% of hotels. Book your stay now!
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Palm Springs: Design Heats Up for Modernism Week

By Nicole Anderson, Modern Magazine If Palm Springs is synonymous with modern architecture, then Modernism Week is the celebration of Modern Palm Springs. Several boutique hotels, including The Triangle Inn Palm Springs, L’Horizon Palm Springs, and The Monkey Tree offer stellar examples of the mid-century aesthetic. Nicole Anderson’s piece for Modern Magazine, beautifully summarizes the appeal of Palm Springs mid-century architecture.
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A Second Act in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California, is a tourist destination, welcoming millions of visitors every year from around the world. There are dozens of boutique hotels catering to all types of travelers — architectural aficionados, party animals, wellness-minded…

Enter to Win Free Palm Springs Vacation

Everyone has an opinion and we want to know yours! So, tell us, what do you think of Palm Springs? Share your thoughts and you will be entered to win a Free Palm Springs Vacation.
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New Boutique Hotels Make a Splash in Palm Springs

There's never been a more exciting time to visit a Palm Springs boutique hotel and cast off winter’s gloom.
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Take a Bite out of Holiday House

The Pantry, under the leadership of Chef Gabriel Woo, has two theme nights every week: Cantina Night on Tuesdays and Fried Chicken Fridays. Inspired by a south-of-the-border fiesta, Cantina Night's menu includes fun appetizers, like the Papitas con Limon y Chile (potato chips with lime and HH Hot Sauce), and carnitas, chicken tinga, and mushroom tacos. Seafood lovers can order the tostada de ceviche, and for dessert, there's the indulgent dark chocolate brownie with cinnamon, chipotle, orange, and ice cream. Of course, there are also handcrafted cocktails
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Get Ready for Your Close-up at Korakia Pensione

Korakia Pensione (https://www.palmspringspreferredsmallhotels.com/stay/korakia-pensione) is one of Palm Springs' most unique hotels.
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Welcome to the Jungle...Room

Decorating The Monkey Tree Hotel (https://www.palmspringspreferredsmallhotels.com/stay/monkey-tree-hotel) has been a blast for Kathy Friedle.
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Ruby Montana's Coral Sands Inn: Where Every Room has a Theme

No two rooms are alike at Ruby Montana's Coral Sands Inn (https://www.palmspringspreferredsmallhotels.com/stay/ruby-montanas-coral-sands).
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Hang out with Frank and Raquel at The Palm Springs Hotel

The Palm Springs Hotel (https://www.palmspringspreferredsmallhotels.com/stay/palm-springs-hotel) is sleek and modern, but owner Denise Adams made sure to include a nod to some of Hollywood's finest.
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The Triangle Inn Owners are Nearing a Milestone Anniversary: 20 Years in Palm Springs

For Michael Green, the past two decades feel like they've gone by in the blink of an eye.
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Azuñia Tequila & Azúcar Palm Springs Crafts Four-Course Pairing Dinner

Located in the heart of glamorous Palm Springs, Azúcar, the charming restaurant within the luxury boutique hotel, La Serena Villas, couples with the delicious, estate-crafted tequila, Azuñia tequila. For one evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, four tequila cocktails will be paired with carefully prepared dishes by the chefs at Azúcar.
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Locationship: Episode 3, Featuring Alcazar Palm Springs

One location. One day. No itinerary. This is Locationship, a “hybrid of storytelling, travel and culture that reveals a city through the lens of the people who call it home.” In this episode, Chloe May travels to our beautiful desert oasis of Palm Springs, CA.
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Bringing European style and Canadian hospitality to Palm Springs

By Kevin Perry The human soul is a roadmap of where we’ve been and where we want to be. Every journey shapes our perspective until the global becomes local, and vice versa. That’s why entering La Maison feels like jet setting around the world without leaving the comfort of Palm Springs.
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The Spa Insider Profile: L'Horizon Resort and Spa

Lizzie Sherman, Creative Director at The Spa Insider, recently interviewed Alyssa McDonald, Director of Spa Operations, to gain an insider’s perspective about what makes a visit to L’Horizon Resort & Spa the perfect choice for a relaxing Palm Springs getaway. Hint: Prepare to relax just reading about it.
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Adventure & Architecture: A solo getaway in Palm Springs satisfies the need to explore

Wanderlust must be in my DNA. There are times when my innate desire to travel and explore wells up like hot lava that’s about to burst from a volcano, and I have no choice but to hit the road. Traveling via airplane fills the need, too, but there’s something about being on the open road that feels the most liberating—plus, I can pack as many pairs of shoes and hats as I want without paying extra baggage fees.
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Instagrammable Palm Springs Spot. The Monkey Tree Hotel

By Diana Elizabeth Steffen I discovered one of the most Instagrammable spots in Palm Springs.
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Melvyn’s, the Iconic Palm Springs Restaurant, Remains a Special Dining Experience

David Cohen, the Restaurant reviewer for the Southern California News Group, recently reviewed Ingleside Inn’s iconic Hollywood glam restaurant, Melvyn’s.
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INNdulge Resort Palm Springs: Gay Traveler’s Interview with Owner, Jon Jackson

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong, Gay Travelers Magazine Palm Springs, California is a wonderful place for anyone to visit but it is especially significant for gay travelers. Palm Springs has an inclusive, welcoming vibe, excellent entertainment and dining options, beautiful views and a variety of quality gay resorts to choose from.
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Independent Films. Independent Stays.

If you love the creative style of independent filmmakers, then staying at a small independently-owned hotel will fit right in with your ethos. Every hotel is beautifully curated for an extraordinary experience.
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Santiago Creates the Santiago Resort Getaway Giveaway

We love the guys over at the Santiago. They’re fun and they really know how to take care of their guests. They created the 2018 Santiago Resort Getaway Giveaway, and you could win a Palm Springs Experience for two, complete with four nights of accommodations at Santiago Resort – the premiere gay male resort in Palm Springs, $500 toward airfare, dinner for two at one of Palm Springs favorite eateries, an unforgettable view of the desert valley and a Joshua Tree Jeep Adventure.
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Steps in the Right Direction. Discovering what nature-lovers get so excited about with a visit to Palm Springs

Author: Andrew Schaeffer I’m not an outdoorsy guy. I’m in my element when I’m lounging on the couch binging something on Netflix. But, I needed to change that habit and get out and get moving—and what better way to do so than by going somewhere with plenty of outdoor activities?

Apply Sunscreen (Everywhere)

Big changes at work had me feeling stressed and I needed some relaxation. While gossiping around the water cooler, a co-worker suggested doing something I’d never considered before: staying at a gay, all-male, clothing-optional resort in Palm Springs. I, being a guy who likes putting on pants in the morning, wasn’t sure about the idea. I didn’t really know much about Palm Springs—from the freeway, it looked like a wind farm. But the idea lingered and doing something wildly out of character was exactly what I needed for perspective.
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Tortuga Del Sol - One of the most beautiful clothing optional gay resorts we have ever experienced

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong We were invited to Palm Springs to learn more about the privately owned boutique resorts catering to gay men. After meeting one of the owners of Tortuga Del Sol at an old Frank Sinatra hangout for dinner, we spent three incredibly relaxing days enjoying Tortuga Del Sol. It is one of the most beautiful clothing optional gay resorts we have ever experienced.
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How To Enjoy Three Palm Springs Gay Resorts In One Week

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong Our Palm Springs adventure began as we stepped off our plane into the Palm Springs International Airport. The first thing we noticed was the aroma. The open air design of the airport means that passengers are immediately greeted by the fresh, clean Palm Springs air. After six hours on a plane, it is a simple pleasure.
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My Normal Gay Life: J. Harvey’s Palm Spring Gay Guide

Let’s visit gay Palm Springs! — That’s right! Palm Springs is totally gay! The city is described colloquially as the oasis of the Coachella Valley desert and it is a city unlike any other offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life with the perfect amount of kitsch. Located approximately two hours by car from Los Angeles and surrounded by desert and multiple mountain ranges, this modern city offers the perfect combination of nature and urban sophistication.
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Walk of the Inns, a Palm Springs Holiday Tradition

One night each winter, several distinctive boutique hotels in Palm Springs take part in the Walk of Inns, opening their doors to welcome all visitors. This annual event, now in its 23rd year, is a free, self-guided walking tour and fun way for the public to get to know the eclectic properties in the neighborhoods between Ramon Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way.

The Palm Springs Hotel: A deep love for Palm Springs

Growing up in Los Angeles, Denise Adams grew up vacationing in Palm Springs. She loved those visits to the desert, and when she sold her greeting card business and the opportunity came up to purchase an older hotel for sale on North Palm Canyon Drive, she jumped on it.
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A Palm Springs Getaway That You May Not know About

We always love it when travel writers visit Palm Springs and stay in one of our uniquely beautiful, independently-owned Palm Springs boutique hotels. But it is particularly heartening when a writer like Joanna visits us and is completely captivated by the charm of her hotel and Palm Springs. Joanna recently stayed at the Alcazar and here’s what she had to say about her trip.
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Pride Week: Stay Independent & Diverse!

If you’re heading to Palm Springs for Pride Week, forget the big hotels and experience what community is all about. Palm Springs has dozens of charming, independently-owned boutique hotels that are just as unique as you. And that’s important because Palm Spring Pride is like no other. Here, community is defined very broadly and allies are enthusiastically celebrated.
Alcazar Hotel
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7 Top Things to do in Palm Springs in Summer

Some like it hot! Palm Springs, California, can frequently reach over 100 degrees in the summer, but nice swimming pools, fabulous hotels and cool activities make it a fun place to get away for a weekend or even spend a week unwinding. From museums to botanical gardens, homemade gourmet ice cream to mile-high fun, Palm Springs is the perfect luxury getaway in summer. These 7 activities in Palm Springs will help you get the most out of your relaxing desert escape.

Ruby Montana's Coral Sands Inn: Where Magic Happens

When Ruby Montana packed her bags and left Seattle in 2000, it was front page news. The Seattle Times ran a story about Ruby's big move, and the fact that she was closing the vintage store she operated for nearly 18 years. "They ran a funny headline," she said. "'Montana Leaves Washington for California.'"

The Del Marcos Hotel: A historic landmark that feels new

It's the property that launched the solo career of one of Palm Springs' most influential and innovative architects. The Del Marcos Hotel was designed by the famed William F. Cody in 1947, his first independent commission in Palm Springs.…

Holiday House is going back to its roots, while embracing modern style.

The Herbert W. Burns-designed luxury hotel was built in 1951, and has been reimagined by interior designer Mark D. Sikes. After several years as the Chase Hotel, the new Holiday House opened on May 1, 2017, with 28 guest rooms and calming shades of blue throughout the property. All of the completely remodeled rooms have oversized showers, Waterworks bath hardware, and Malin +Goetz bath amenities, and some have private outdoor space and Smeg appliances.

Korakia Pensione.: A retreat unlike any other

There's no place like the Korakia Pensione.

Women rule at these Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels

Women are shaking things up in Palm Springs. Many of the boutique hotels in Palm Springs are owned or co-owned by women, and each one has her own distinct story on how she became a hotelier.

Why every gay man should visit Palm Springs at least once in his life

Early evening, and the still-blistering heat of Palm Springs, California conspires with the cooling blue of an outdoor swimming pool. I consider downing my Martini, ripping off my dinner wear and diving in. An older gay gentleman with the right idea comes walking towards me, palm outstretched, smiling widely.
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Pack your bags for a Girls’ Getaway to Palm Springs!

Pack your bags! We are off for a Girls’ Getaway to Palm Springs, a city of luxurious, boutique hotels designed to pamper and emanate old world charm from those days of past Hollywood glamour and relaxation.

Airlines add new connections to and from Palm Springs International Airport

Five major airlines have announced expanded services at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) just since May of 2018 to accommodate the 2.2 million total passengers estimated in the coming year.

Inside the Coachella Valley: A Beautiful Oasis

Joel Martens, editor at Rage Monthly wrote this great piece about his recent Palm Springs visit. He stayed at the lovely Tortuga Del Sol, but also mentions several clothing optional resorts that are located within the city.

The Triangle Inn: Where guests become friends

Michael Green and Stephen Boyd traded in careers in the advertising business, and the humidity of Atlanta, for the resort life and year round sunshine of Palm Springs.
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Amin Casa is your home away from home

Amin Casa embodies the quiet sophistication of Palm Springs, with a twist of old Hollywood glamour. Once the residence of actress Gloria Swanson, Amin Casa made its debut in the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood in November 2016, following several months of major renovations both inside and out. "Amin" means "ours" in Tagalog, while "casa" is Spanish for "home," and owners Ramon Bautista and Nelson Cooley want it to feel like "your home away from home."
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Palm Springs Makes Hot Fun

PALM SPRINGS, California (May 25, 2018) —Summers in Palm Springs sizzle, but given its low humidity, summer is celebrated in ways that other destinations simply can’t match. From museums to Botanical Gardens, homemade gourmet ice cream to mile-high fun, Palm Springs is perfect for luxuriating in dry summer heat.

The Monkey Tree Hotel: A true 1960s time capsule

Kathy and Gary Friedle left the hustle and bustle of New York City for the laid-back ambiance of Palm Springs, and never looked back. Kathy is an architect and worked as a studio director at Gensler, while Gary was the chief operating officer at a private wealth management firm on Wall Street, but when their older son announced he wanted to go to college on the west coast, it got them thinking about their family's future and the possibility of a move and a dramatic change.
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Boutique hotel restaurants to participate in Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

PALM SPRINGS, California (May 24, 2018) — From June 1 to 17, dozens of the best restaurants in the Coachella Valley will participate in Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, including five restaurants located inside Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels.
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How to plan the perfect Palm Springs retreat

With its amazing weather year-round, Palm Springs is the place to host corporate, creative, and wellness retreats, and everything in between PALM SPRINGS, California (April 5, 2018) — Like real estate, planning a retreat is all about…

Where art deco meets the desert

Mathew Westcott grew up in the hospitality business, and now with The Westcott Hotel, he's making his mark in Palm Springs. "Palm Springs has been a favorite vacation spot for me for many years and the city has continued to grow and develop — I wanted to be part of that journey," he says.
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Stay & Eat. Quintessentially Delicious.

Known for their intimate and extraordinary lodgings, several Palm Springs boutique hotels also have on-site restaurants that round out an authentic stay experience. Kitchens are run by chefs dedicated to creating thoughtfully prepared, and often locally sourced, meals with their own twist.
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How to choose a men's clothing-optional resort

The city is home to more than 20 men's clothing-optional boutique hotels, where guests are free to roam the property sans attire. These resorts are known for their gorgeous pools and spas, steam rooms, gardens, and comfortable accommodations. For first-time visitors, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a clothing-optional hotel.

Chasing the Heat

My boyfriend Paul and I just couldn’t get it together. We’ve been dating for close to four years, and with opposing schedules, separate houses and part-time kids, being able to spend quality time alone is rare. So when the miraculous happened and we had a week to ourselves, we decided to get out of town for a romantic getaway. We wanted to go somewhere special, somewhere sexy: hot even. “What about the desert? We could go to Palm Springs.” I suggested one night.

Meet The Westcott

A Palm Springs classic boutique hotel --Posh Palm Springs-- has changed management and its name. Now known as The Westcott, this stunning hotel provides a timeless art deco style retreat in a relaxed adults-only atmosphere.

Quintessentially Gay Stays in Palm Springs

Don’t bother looking for the gay district in the desert resort town of Palm Springs. That’s because LGTBQ culture is the back bone of all of Palm Springs life. From night clubs to restaurants, boutique hotels to well, boutiques, Palm Springs may be the queerest, gay-fueled resort town on the planet.

Cruise your way through Palm Springs

There's no better way to see Palm Springs than by bike, and several boutique hotels in the city offer complimentary use of cruisers during the day. Just off of North Indian Canyon Drive, The Avanti Hotel is a short ride away from the shops, restaurants, and nightlife in downtown Palm Springs. Hop on and hit such hotspots as Copa, Tropicale, and Jake's. The Avanti Hotel, 354 E. Stevens Road, Palm Springs. 760-327-3866.

Spending time in Palm Springs? Insider Tips: Must Dos

Who knows Palm Springs better than the men and women who own and operate or manage the city's boutique hotels? Here are a few recommendations on must-do activities and places to see during your trip.

Calling all Architecture Aficionados

Palm Springs is known for being a haven for mid-century enthusiasts, but there are so many different architectural styles scattered around the city. The Del Marcos Hotel was designed by famed architect William F. Cody, his first independent commission in Palm Springs. This modernist hotel launched his career in the desert, and received an award from the Southern California chapter of the AIA for its cutting edge design.

Eat your way through Palm Springs

Foodies looking for a place to stay with on-property dining are in luck — several boutique hotels in Palm Springs have their own restaurants with menus that appeal to everyone. The Ingleside Inn's iconic Melvyn's Restaurant has served everyone from Frank Sinatra to Liza Minnelli. Gourmet dishes are prepared table side, like Sinatra's favorite, the Steak Diane, and delicious desserts like Crepes Suzette and Cherries Jubilee. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, there's also a bar and special weekend brunch menu with endless champagne for just $9 a person.

Summer Revelry in Palm Springs

Summers in Palm Springs sizzle, but there are ways to stay cool that don't involve cranking up the air conditioner — think homemade gourmet ice cream, sparkling pools, and mile-high fun.
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Perfect rejuvenation at the best small hotel spas in Palm Springs this fall

Staying in a boutique hotel is always a special experience. But staying at one with spa services takes relaxation and escape to an entirely different level. In fact, this fall, some of the finest spa services in Southern California can be found inside Palm Springs legendary boutique hotels.

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