Greater Palm Springs is home to a diverse roster of hotels, including a trio of exciting new gems that have recently opened their doors. Let’s take a look at these new additions!
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
Lobby at the Rowan // photography by Laure Joliet
The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, which opened in November 2017, is located just off of North Palm Canyon Drive, where it anchors the downtown Palm Springs redevelopment project. At seven stories high with a rooftop pool, restaurant and bar, the Rowan boasts killer views of the Coachella Valley coupled with modern design. The property includes 153 rooms, two chef-driven restaurants and two bars, as well as a penthouse event space.
Juniper Table at the Rowan // photography by Laure Joliet
Located on the ground level off of the lobby is Juniper Table, featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine highlighting seasonal and organic ingredients. The casual but elevated menu is served during breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring house-made bakery items, fresh juices, a full barista program with Joshua Tree Coffee Co., shareable snacks, salads, sandwiches, pasta entrees and desserts.
Ricotta toast at Juniper Table // courtesy of the Rowan
Also on the ground floor is the Window Bar, specializing in craft cocktails and other inspired beverages.
Window Bar at the Rowan // photography by Laure Joliet
At the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, 4 Saints, Executive Chef Stephen Wambach delivers a fine dining experience with globally-inspired flavors, with a chic interior dining room and patio overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains and valley below.
4 Saints at the Rowan // photography by Laure Joliet
The menu is season, including dishes such as Hamachi Crudo with tangerine, yuzu, fennel and dill; Ricotta Cavatelli with smoked lamb, matsutake, chesnut, caraway and puffed rye; and Baja Kampachi with porcini, leek, dill, wild juniper and sorrel. Chef Wambach forages for the wild juniper in the high desert to bring a truly local element to his dish.
Hamachi Crudo at 4 Saints // courtesy of the Rowan
Also on the Rowan’s rooftop is High Bar, located adjacent to the pool and serving classic cocktails and small bites. The property’s restaurants and bars are open to both hotel guests and outside parties.
Another highly anticipated new hotel opened in Palm Desert this spring in the heart of the popular El Paseo shopping and dining district. Hotel Paseo, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is the first boutique hotel in this area of Palm Desert.
Hotel Paseo exterior // rendering courtesy of Hotel Paseo
Guests can choose from a more traditional room, or one of nine specialty suites, such as the Billiards Suite, a 700-square-foot suite featuring an in-room billiards table, wet bar and Shinola record player with a music collection.
Hotel Paseo guest room // rendering courtesy of Hotel Paseo
For a truly unique experience, guests can reserve the hotel’s vintage 1950s Airstream Trailer as their room. The Airstream, located adjacent to the pool, has been fully restored and features a king size bed, black walnut and stainless steel kitchenette, stainless steel shower and a patio with an awning and wooden Adirondack chairs opening to the backyard lawn.
Hotel Paseo Airstream Trailer // rendering courtesy of Hotel Paseo
Hotel Paseo’s much-buzzed-about restaurant, AC3, is a collaboration by three top desert restaurateurs -- Executive Chef Andrew Copley and his wife Juliana of Copley’s on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs, and Tony Marchese of TRIO, also in Palm Springs. AC3 will serve New American cuisine that incorporates eclectic, international influences in classic dishes, as well as handcrafted cocktails, California craft beers and a thoughtfully curated wine selection. The hotel features a poolside cabana bar and a grab-and-go café.
Hotel Paseo pool and cabanas // rendering courtesy of Hotel Paseo
The Rowan and Hotel Paseo are both ground-up new construction, while the third new hotel offering is an extensive renovation to an existing midcentury property in the city of Indian Wells. Recently opened, The Sands hotel is located next to The Nest, a popular nightlife and dining destination since the ‘60s.
The Sands hotel in Indian Wells
The Sands is a project by PRG Hospitality Group, the group behind Sparrows Lodge and Holiday House hotels in Palm Springs, as well as Colony Palms Hotel, which was sold by PRG in 2012.
Tile detail in The Sand lobby
Celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard masterfully designed the Moroccan-influenced property, which features 46 guest rooms, including a two-story Presidential Suite, and a large, central pool area with unique cabanas. The Sands also includes a full service luxury spa and fine dining restaurant, as well as an outdoor wedding lawn.