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Hot List 2018 | Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel | CNTraveler

Hot List 2018 | Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel | CNTraveler

 Photo: Laure Joliet

Photo: Laure Joliet

Travelers craving a social scene—like most Kimpton hotels, the Rowan hosts nightly happy hours in the lobby. Both guests and visitors crowd the Window Bar in the lobby, and the High Bar, on the rooftop.

100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262, United States
(760) 904-5015

www.rowanpalmsprings.com

Our Review

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How did it strike you on arrival?
At seven stories, The Rowan is the tallest building in downtown Palm Springs, so you truly can't miss it. Though built from the ground up, the property's mid-century aesthetic feels very old-school. The sprawling lobby boasts a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and a two-story, picture window looking out on the San Jacinto mountains.

Nice. What’s the crowd like?
Travelers craving a social scene—like most Kimpton hotels, the Rowan hosts nightly happy hours in the lobby. Both guests and visitors crowd the Window Bar in the lobby, and the High Bar, on the rooftop.

The good stuff: Tell us about your room.
We stayed in one of the Spa Suites, which was spacious, and in keeping with the mid-century vibe. The balcony had a beautiful view of the mountains, and we found a yoga mat in the closet, in addition to the usual robe and slippers. The luxurious bathroom had a huge spa-style shower, and Malin and Goetz bath products.

What about the mini bar and the shower goodies? Anything find its way into your suitcase?
I loved that each nightstand had both a USB plug and an actual outlet (and yes, the free wi-fi worked perfectly). I would definitely steal one of the white PUBLIC bicycles that are available for guests.

Bottom line: worth it, and why?
It's all about the view from the rooftop, either while dining at the restaurant, 4 Saints, or having a poolside cocktail. Don't leave without trying the Jasmine cheesecake with matcha. Breakfast at sun-drenched Juniper Table was fantastic, I had the vanilla-bourbon french toast two days in a row.

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A Weekend in Palm Springs at The Rowan Palm Springs

A Weekend in Palm Springs at The Rowan Palm Springs

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Image: greenweddingshoes.com

Palm Springs is one of my favorite places for a fun weekend getaway from LA. I just love the vibe there, all the bougainvillea, good food and the weather is the BEST! If you haven’t been there before (or in a few years), downtown is really changing! I always love checking out new hotels and when I discovered that a brand new Kimpton hotel opened, it was off to the desert to check it out!

If you’re not familiar with the Kimpton brand, they are one of my favorite hotel brands (The Goodland in Santa Barbara is a personal fave!). I love that each hotel has a different design (each hotel is designed to fit the vibe of the city), so you discover something new each time – plus their design + decor is ALWAYS on point as well as their food! My two fave things when traveling – great food + inspiring design :)

The Rowan Palm Springs opened about 4 months ago and it’s SUCH a great addition to downtown Palm Springs. I love that we were right in the middle of the action and lots of shopping and dining was walkable – no need to get in our car all weekend! And the best part? It has the only rooftop pool in Palm Springs!

So, let’s talk food!

The Rowan Palm Springs has 2 restaurants – 4 Saints and Juniper Table.  We didn’t get a chance to dine at 4 Saints (but I did visit the restaurant – it is on the rooftop with amazing views and great design!) The menu looks amazing but not very kid friendly and we were there with our girls. I would totally recommend it for a date night though!

We did dine at Juniper Table for both breakfast and dinner. I loved the vibe + decor here (see below!), plus so nice + easy when you are staying at the hotel. :) The food is described as “Rustic Mediterranean” and I really loved it. My picks for dinner (seen above): Avocado Flatbread (SOOO good – and pretty!), Ricotta Cavatelli and Roasted Cauliflower. All so good as well as cocktails.

For me, a weekend in PS, means pool side lounging + cocktails. Which we of course did. :) Another fun idea is the Palm Springs Art Museum which is just a block away. They currently have a great exhibit on Warhol (ends May 28th) which we really enjoyed. And of course, shopping. Next time I plan to also go to the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium – ran out of time this trip! – but it looks crazy rad if you are a cactus fan like I am! :)

A few other things to note…. I got a lot of DMs on Instagram (I currently have a Highlight there with our weekend if you want to see more) asking if I thought the hotel was kid friendly. It definitely is! We brought our 2 young daughters (ages 5 and almost 2) and they had a blast. I think the hotel would also be great if you are planning a wedding in Palm Springs at a location that isn’t a hotel and you need to do a room block – this one would be SUCH a fun one for your wedding guests. And yes, they do also hosts weddings there, but it’s a bit tricky right now since the ceremony location is the pool so they recommend weddings there on weekdays….they do have an amazing suite on the rooftop that would be great to rent for a rehearsal dinner or engagement party if you are looking for something like that. :)

Until next time Palm Springs!!

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Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Grand Opening Celebration in Style, Jan. 23, 2018 | Palm Springs Life

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Grand Opening Celebration in Style, Jan. 23, 2018 | Palm Springs Life

 Photo by: LORETTA VLACH

Photo by: LORETTA VLACH

NALANI HERNANDEZ FEBRUARY 6, 2018 SOCIAL SCENE

Good vibes and fun energy filled the rooftop terrace at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs at the recent Grand Opening Celebration.

With over 350 guests in attendance, Executive Chef Stephen Wambauch and the “4 Saints” team made sure the delicious fare kept flowing throughout the evening. From the mouth-watering pork loin with chimichurri sauce and baked sea bass to the full table length cheese board, no one was left hungry.

Among the guests were Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon, developer Michael Braun, Agua Caliente Tribal Council member Reid Milanovich and Kimpton Hotel executive team members James Baugh, Andy Nelson, Jim Hollister, Nick Gillio, Tim Laughton, Robert Ramirez and Abe Liao.

Topping off the night was a fashion runway show over the rooftop pool, presenting a selection of the latest collections of Trina Turk & Mr. Turk; and served as a sneak preview to one of the designers to be part of Fashion Week El Paseo 2018.

And throughout the evening, guests enjoyed taking in the gorgeous desert views all while sipping on signature cocktails and wine from both of the rooftop bars.

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Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-904-5015
rowanpalmsprings.com

KESQ EXCLUSIVE: Inside The Rowan Palm Springs

Bianca Rae gets an exclusive tour

 Image: KESQ | 4Saints Palm Springs Restaurant  on the Roofdeck

Image: KESQ | 4Saints Palm Springs Restaurant  on the Roofdeck

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Perhaps the best way to put Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs in perspective is to hear it described by someone who has worked at 12 of the brand's hotels in five different locations. 

"This one is hard to place, it's so far and beyond," Abe Liao, the general manager of The Rowan, said. 

He gave me his very first TV interview about the hotel.

Palm Springs is a great cross of art and culture and dining. At the heart is the redevelopment project, and at the heart of that is our hotel," he said. 

We are giving you a first look. 

"We're 153 guest rooms, 1/3 are upgraded between suites, oversized rooms, mountain views. Total event space 4000 in the building and when you consider the rooftop it grows to over 10,000 square feet. We anticipate being very popular for events," Liao said. "The views are unparalleled. It's magical being right up against the base and peer out over the mountains. It's something special."
 
The Rowan not only has spectacular mountain views, it's also dishing out various dining experiences.

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Redefining Downtown

Palm Springs Life Sneak Peak inside The Rowan Hotel, a botique hotel in Downtown Palm Springs

KMIR: Downtown Kimpton Boutique Hotel Makes Progress

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Downtown Palm Springs, CA

Last we toured The Rowan by Kimpton, in Downtown Palm Springs, many of the rooms didn't have walls and now most of the fixtures and flooring are in and while it's not quite ready for guests to check in, the hotel has made huge progress. The hotel is part of the Downtown Redevelopment Project's $150 million first phase that includes apartments and offices.  

Just four months ago, the outside still had scaffolding, but now, it's looking more and more like the boutique hotel the now CEO of Grit Development, Michael Braun, envisioned.

"We're really happy about the progress the project is on time right now it will open up this fall," says Braun.

The living room area where guests and locals are invited to meet and mingle has been transformed by warm woods.

"We need to be good neighbors with this project, it needs to basically fit in with the makeup of Palm Springs," says Braun. 

Now the grand fire place, surrounded by a giant bookshelf, made by local woodworker, Paul Kaufmann, is looking more inviting.

"The hotel is 95 percent complete ... we're basically down to the last details that need to be executed," says Braun. 

The Rowan's 150  rooms are just about  guest ready.

Braun says many are designed  with families in mind, "A lot of suites 32 connecting rooms  so that families can stay there with their children," adding families are their main demographic. 

Almost all rooms have incredible views but the event room, is special thanks to walls that disappear merging the space with endless views of Palm Springs.

"We always knew we just cannot build a box for visitors to come here we need to do something architecturally significant ... to bring another landmark to Downtown Palm Springs," says Braun. 

Braun tells me the hotel is set to open in November and will bring 180 jobs to Palm Springs, adding that projections show it will bring $100 million over the next 30 years in tax revenue alone

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