By Kathy A. McDonald | Vareity
The retro-chic charm of Palm Springs never gets old. The natural beauty of the Coachella Valley, pleasant winter weather and slow pace are a welcome anti-
dote to urban life. Hence Palm Springs’ appeal to New Yorkers (who can now fly daily from JFK direct via Jet Blue through May 1) and Southern Californians who can now sit back in a Tesla (via Tesloop) for shared rides to select desert destinations. Here are some new restaurants, hotels and updated oldies designed to entice and entertain stressed out city dwellers.
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
The five-story, 153-room Kimpton Rowan brings verticality and urbanity to the mostly horizontal city. There’s a rooftop bar and pool with extensive mountain views Coachella Valley and San Jacinto, a Mediterranean café and 4 Saints, the hotel’s upscale eatery, also on the roof. The look is desert modern, cool and contemporary with custom art and colorful tiles throughout — even as bed headboards. Located at Tahquitz Canyon Way and S. Palm Canyon Drive, the hotel is directly across from the Palm Springs Art Museum (a PSIFF venue) and anchors a new shopping area. There’s a 2,500 sq.-ft. top floor presidential suite with wraparound balconies for those who want to splurge. Pets are welcome and guests can make use of the hotel’s loaner bikes.
100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, 760-904-5015, kimptonhotels.com