October 25, 2017 – Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with five Greater Palm Springs properties recognized.
L’Horizon Palm Springs Resort & Spa took multiple honors: #1 Top Resort in Southern California, #2 The 10 Best Resorts in the U.S. and #8 The Best Resorts in the World.
Steve Hermann, the L.A.–based residential designer, has spent the past two years turning the historic William F. Cody–designed L’Horizon into a luxurious boutique hotel. The main house and 25 bungalows were built in 1952 as a vacation spot for Hollywood producer Jack Wrather (Lassie; The Lone Ranger). L’Horizon retains much of its original style, but the alfresco restaurant, attention to service and 2015 interior renovations add a modern twist.
Other Greater Palm Springs properties garnering honors include:
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa #9 Top Resorts in Southern California
Recently renovated, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, offers guests a true luxury spa resort experience found nowhere else. Bright bougainvillea, fragrant citrus trees and the Santa Rosa Mountains set the stage for the most unique resort experiences in the Palm Springs area.
Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort #16 Top Resorts in Southern California
Nestled within 77 lush park-like acres is the legendary Two Bunch Palms, a hot mineral springs spa resort that offers healing waters, gourmet farm-to-table cuisine, movement and enrichment classes and an award winning spa. Guests discover healing waters that have been flowing for over 600 years.
Parker Palm Springs #18 Top Resorts in Southern California
Imagine a desert estate that is Happy Chic and where you receive five-star service, no attitude. The resort features 13 acres of fabulous grounds, as well as the renowned Palm Springs Yacht Club that is about the good life with treatments that are second to none.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage #19 Top Resorts in Southern California
From high atop a bluff where the eye can see as far as the imagination will allow, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage rekindles the spirit of one of Palm Springs’ premier luxury hotels with a bold transformation that still embraces the desert resort’s enduring modern elegance.
About the Awards
Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines and 195 airports.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
About Greater Palm Springs, California
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort, special event and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com