(Greater Palm Springs, CA) - October 10, 2018 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with a total of seven Greater Palm Springs hotels and resorts making the list. Additionally, the destination was named in the top 15 for "The Best Small Cities in the U.S." The Kimpton Rowan garnered the #1 ranking as “Top Hotel in Southern California” and L’Horizon Resort & Spa earned honors as #1 for “Top Resorts in Southern California” and #4 for “Best Resorts in the World.”

The Best Resorts in the World

4. L’Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs

Top Hotels in Southern California

1. Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs (Score: 97.88)

10. Colony Palms Hotel, Palm Springs (Score: 96.2)

Top Resorts in Southern California

1.  L’Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs (Score: 99.7)

10. La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta (Score: 95.9)

16. Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells (Score: 92.93)

20. Parker Palm Springs, Palm Springs (Score: 90.95)

23. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage (Score: 86.79)

Best Small Cities in the U.S.

13. Palm Springs, CA

In the category of “The Best Small Cities in the U.S.” Palm Springs, CA made the top 15, recognizing its retro-chic history and exciting new restaurants. Readers highlighted that Greater Palm Springs is one of Southern California’s cultural hot spots with antique shops, galleries and Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. Joshua Tree National Park was recognized for hiking and stargazing. Both Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort in Desert Hot Springs and L’Horizon Resort & Spa were highlighted for luxury experiences.

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

Earlier this year, Condé Nast Traveler ranked three Greater Palm Springs hotels in the “Top 26 Best New U.S. Hotels”: Holiday House Palm Springs, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs and The Rossi.

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.”

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website 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.

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 30-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015. For more, visit www.cntraveler.com.  For press inquiries, please contact: awards@condenasttraveler.com