Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels (PSPSH) is formally known as the Palm Springs Small Hotel Tourism Business Improvement District Advisory Board (TBID). It was established in 2016 through a series of Town Hall meetings by local small hotel owners and managers, in partnership with the City of Palm Springs. The purpose of PSPSH is to serve as an economic driver and to create awareness of the uniqueness of Palm Springs Small Hotels, which are an essential part of this desert resort town’s unique culture and economy. The PSPSH operating committee is comprised of owners and managers of hotels with fewer than 50 rooms, and most are also members of Small Hotels Palm Springs (SHoPS) and/or the Desert Gay Tourism Guild (DGTG). The committee operates as a “quasi” commission, with meetings that are open to interested members of the public under the Brown Act. Funded by a 1% assessment levied upon each hotel and motel business, PSPSH works closely with the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism.