Don’t let the dry, desert landscape around this locale fool you; Palm Springs is overflowing with lush design gems begging for your attention. Chic, modern minimalism that perfectly reflects the surroundings combines with old Hollywood elegance to create an old-meets-new desert-modernism aesthetic that’s entirely unique to this city.
And while there are a slew of well-known architectural hotspots, like Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s honeymoon home in Vista Las Palmas and the repurposed 1960s gas station that is now the Palm Springs Visitor’s Center, there are a bevy of lesser-known but ultra-compelling design treasures to be found that are every bit worthy of your time and attention.
The Colony Palms is an iconic hotel nestled in the Movie Colony neighborhood that features a modern take on Art Deco glamour. Built in 1936 and initially owned by Al Wertheimer, a mobster part of the notorious Purple Gang, this historic treasure has seen a lot in its nearly-century-old lifetime. Re-imagines in 2021 by designer Steve Hermann, the well appointed property features vintage inspired furnishings and lushly landscaped grounds. Each room is replete with Kallista faucets, Le Labo soaps and shampoos, and Nespresso makers with oversized vanities and marble-top counters. Only thing missing is you.
dlg tip: Sleep in on the Frette sheets, order a Bloody Perfection cocktail with candied pork belly, then write your next screenplay. Be sure to share #missiolovesdlg
Photography: The Colony Palms