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Palm Springs is Hot, Hot, Hot with New Hotel Happenings

September 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM | by | ()

Now that our favorite airline, Virgin America, has just started to fly to Palm Springs we thought it was worth checking in on the hotel scene to see what's new.

A Classic, Revisited
For starters, a brand new hotel has opened--Hotel Lautner. Well it's kind of brand new. The old Desert Hot Springs Motel has been "reimagined" as a four suite boutique resort named after the motel's original architect, John Lautner.

The hotel now features vintage modern furniture, luxurious baths, contemporary kitchens, private gardens, a spa pool and outdoor lounge areas. Plus free WiFi! Room start at $200 during the week and $250 weekend. But hurry, those special introductory rates won't last long.

A 25th Anniversary Nip/Tuck
Also getting a new look is the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort which is updating its 884 guestrooms and suites in honor of its approaching 25th anniversary. Rooms will get all-new beds, bedding, artwork, carpet, drapes, paint and headboards. Guest corridors will also get new carpets, paint, artwork and wall treatments, all of which is supposed to be completed by the end of 2011.

Phew! Because that "dullard decor" and "cringy fake paintings" had us kinda grossed out last year.

"Grooves in the Grove" Returns
Over in La Quinta, the La Quinta Resort & Club has just announced a new fall jazz series from October 7-November 25. The "Grooves in the Grove" will feature some of the country's top contemporary jazz talent every Friday from 7 to 9pm on the resort's Main Lawn. Such talent includes David Benoit (Oct. 7), Keiko Matsui (Oct. 14), Hiroshima (Nov. 4) and Peter White (Nov. 18.)

Tickets are $35 for reserved seats and $45 for premier seating. And this being a hotel, you can also book a hotel room for after the concert. The Grooves in the Grove resort package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two in TWENTY6 and two reserved seating tickets starting at $249 per night, exclusive of tax, resort fee and gratuity.

Archived Comments:


ok i need to stay at the lautner


i was thinking of booking soon. that's a fair price for a four-suite hotel!


not bad at all. serious need to get on a plane now