Outside, the giant parking lot was converted into a pool area or Swim Club. Guests will be able to use the pools, drink at the bar, chillax in cabanas and at night, ascend a star-gazing deck for some astronomy lessons. Or just to gaze at the mountains which seem just inches away from you. To unwind, gherts (tents) will be open for massages.
The Ace also created a magnificent event space that will do double-duty as a lounge/library/hang-out area when not being used for events. And a lounge pool was especially created for this area. If you aren't a guest, you can still use the Swim Club but for a daily fee.
The biggest hit of The Ace Palm Springs will be the King's Highway restaurant (resurrected from the old Denny's) and the Amigo Room, a dark chill bar without any pretension. No bouncer will ask for your room key. You just walk straight up to the bar and order a proper drink and take it back to your peso-covered table.
Since it was such a dreary wet day and since there was still some construction going on, we don't feel as if we can properly review this joint for you. But we can show you some photos. The hotel is still on track to open tomorrow with rooms starting at the low, low rate of $89 a night. A two-night minimum is required on the weekends.
If you end up staying at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, let us know how your stay went.