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Escape to Palm Springs’ Boutique Kirkwood Collection

Escape to Palm Springs’ Boutique Kirkwood Collection



Del Marcos Hotel – Photo by Jill Weinlein

Built in 1946 and designed by William F. Cody, F.A.I.A, the Kirkwood Collection’s Del Marcos Hotel has the majestic San Jacinto Mountains as an attractive backdrop. This Frank Lloyd Wright-style design is paying homage to Arizona desert structure. It received a inventive design award from the Southern California A.I.A chapter, for example of cutting-edge resort structure.

Located one block from the full of life Palm Canyon Drive within the metropolis’s historic Tennis Club neighborhood, the colourful retro mid-century fashionable resort is a perfect respite for an grownup getaway in Palm Springs.

Native stone and redwood supplies had been used to construct the two-story 17 individually named visitor rooms. The foyer lounge has a cushty sitting space, and small ebook and recreation library. Fresh fruit, water and tea is accessible all through the day.




The Julius Schulman room – Photo Jill Weinlein

Instead of room numbers, visitor rooms are named Oceans 11, Nat Reed, and Hollywood Retreat. There is an natural asymmetrical entrance doorway main into the comfortable decrease stage Artist Escapes.

In the upstairs Julius Shulman visitor room, named after the famed structure photographer, this room has the most effective pool and mountain views. From the cloud-like king dimension mattress, visitors searching the ground to ceiling home windows can take within the dawn on the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs Valley.

There is a mid-century kitchen full with an oven, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, and blender, and microwave. The tiled toilet is vibrantly styled in shades of inexperienced and yellow, with newly laid terrazzo flooring. New wooden flooring tiles with artisan rugs full the residing house.
Del Marcos Hotel – Photo Jill Weinlein

The U-shaped design has an expansive middle courtyard and solar heated swimming pool with lounge chairs for leisure. It’s a super temperature to swim laps or simply float amongst towering palm timber.
Palm Springs Vibe at Del Marcos Hotel – Photo Jill Weinlein

Guests can sit close to the flickering hearth pits within the early morning to take pleasure in a cup of coffee, or for an alfresco mid-day nap protected by the solar.

During the night visitors take pleasure in a nightcap earlier than retiring again to their spacious and cozy room.
Del Marcos Hotel – Photo by Jill Weinlein

A complimentary breakfast for visitors contains sizzling coffee and tea, orange juice, yogurt, arduous boiled eggs, and two sorts of freshly baked muffins by Artisan Valley Baking. Grab and go fruit can also be accessible all through the day. 

There are bicycles for visitors to borrow to take for a spin round downtown Palm Springs.
La Serena Villas – Photo by Jill Weinlein

Next door to Del Marcos Hotel is the historic Spanish-style La Serena Villas resort. Originally in-built 1933, this luxurious gem sits on over an acre of fantastically landscaped grounds that includes particular person villas, a glowing pool, spa, poolside restaurant and rooftop lounge. This resort additionally presents complimentary bicycles for visitors to make use of all through their keep.

Kirkwood Collection just lately acquired this serene resort. It was saved from demolition and redeveloped in 2016 by award-winning architect, May Sung. In an interview Sung mentioned, ‘We began the mission with the intention to create intimacy and privateness with courtyards and meandering paths stuffed with romance and intrigue, as when you had been wandering by an outdated Spanish city. We introduced again the small print influenced by George Washington Smith, and imbued the prevailing buildings with fashionable facilities. In addition, we added three new buildings that homes a brand new reception/retail space, a restaurant constructing with a roof deck overlooking the Palm Springs Mountains, and a quiet pool with personal therapeutic massage pavilion.’ 

Recognized by the City of Palm Springs for the inventive reconstruction, the supplies, finishes and furnishings items had been fastidiously chosen by inside design group, Avenue Interior Design.
Dinner at Azucar – Photo by Jill Weinlein

Azúcar is a poolside restaurant offering a chef-curated fashionable modern menu that includes delicacies with an emphasis and give attention to recent flavors. Utilizing high-quality and native elements, the watermelon, feta cheese and pistachio salad is a seasonal should to attempt. So are the regionally grown dates filled with Marcona almonds and wrapped in prosciutto. It’s served with a blue cheese fondue and pairs properly with a spicy melon margarita.

Other menu favorites embody the potato-crusted halibut with a glass of Frank Family Chardonnay, and the Chefs Pasta made with penne noodles, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and kalamata olives. A beneficiant protein of salmon, shrimp or hen will be added on prime.

Tables for 2 to 4 visitors are close to the night lit pool and inside close to the bar. There can also be a semi-private eating house to accommodate bigger events.
Sugar High Bar and Rooftop Lounge

Upstairs is the particular Sugar High rooftop deck providing a Palm Springs Bohemian vibe. Guests can order from the Azúcar full menu or have cocktails and appetizers on the lounge space subsequent to the hearth.

Since there are few rooftop lounges in Palm Springs, it is a extremely popular spot for visitors and locals to absorb the attractive 360-degree views of the San Jacinto Mountains and hypnotic stars above.

Sugar High Lounge is open first come first served. It can also be accessible for personal events.
La Serena Villas – Photo Jill Weinlein

Each of the secluded and personal 18 villas have an opulent king-size mattress and a non-public patio. Step out to an outside claw-foot tub, fire-pit, and built-in bench. There can also be the Kirkwood Residence, a one bed room villa with a kitchen, king-size mattress, personal patio, sizzling tub and hearth pit.

During the day, visitors lounge on snug chairs, and take a dip within the glowing swimming pool, in the event that they really feel the necessity to enterprise away from their enjoyable romantic villa.

Next time you search an grownup getaway, each Del Marcos Hotel and The Serena Villas present the respite you need. Now is the time to absorb the nice and cozy and welcoming desert sunshine in Palm Springs.

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